My inspiration photo for this challenge is old-school J.Crew (surprise, surprise). I love how she wore the tie paired with a feminine color palette.
In my previous attempt at tie-wearing and tie-tying (which I've still yet to master), the size of the tie has been an issue for me. Aside from buying a skinnier tie, there's nothing I can do about the width. The length however, can be "fixed" by tucking inside the skirt. Why didn't I think of this before?!
I based my look on a similar color scheme while keeping the same key pieces (tie, shirt, sweater, and pencil skirt). This outfit is one that I may or may not have eventually figured out to wear together, but I'll take inspirations sooner rather than later.
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sweater: Old Navy button-back 3/4-sleeve pullover (sold here)
shirt: Abercrombie & Fitch oxford (similar)
tie: Express (similar)
belt: J.Crew piped glitter (similar)
ring: Forever 21 pearlescent cluster (similar)