Ties are traditionally a masculine accessory, but recently women have been trying their hand at the trend. We women love our accessories from scarves to belts, almost anything is fair game including men’s wear staples.  We have seen women strutting around in both neck and bow ties looking boldly masculine with an underlying hint of femininity.  The tie accessory trend is similar to the trend of women wearing men’s tuxedo jackets as outerwear; it’s all about a play on traditional views of sexuality.  At this point you may being thinking that this trend is only suited for young hipsters who wants to make a fashion statement, but actually this trend can work on almost any woman,  even those who would typically shy away from such a bold accessory. This spring ties are a great way to unleash your inner tomboy, as seen at the S.S ’13 runway shows of Valentin Yudashkin, Ralph Lauren and J.Crew.

For an easy way to try out this style consider investing in a bow blouse, which features a loosely knotted bow tie around the neck. This is a great way to see if you like the bow tie style without having to invest money in an actual tie. Once you know you like the style on you, you can then go about choosing a tie that suites your wardrobe. For some ladies a pattern or bold color tie will suite their needs, for others a plain black tie might be just the extra interesting touch they were looking for.

Try The Trend Tips

Ready to rock a tie this year, well here are a few tips to help you master this manly yet chic trend.

Remember that you don’t want to look costume-ish so avoid pairing the tie with to many other masculine themed accessories.

If you want to try a more subtle version of this trend, try out the woman’s neck tie, which is a tiny tie similar in shape to the men’s neck tie, however it is considerable shorter in length.