Orange Bow Ties
Orange is an offshoot of the color red, so wearing an orange bow tie takes advantage of red’s energetic nature. It also incorporates the brightness and spirit of yellow. This combination lends itself to creativity, and in a similar vein, orange is the color of curiosity. Orange is a cultural centerpiece across the globe; it’s actually considered sacred in Hinduism because it is thought to brighten the intellect and therefore resist ignorance. In Roman mythology, orange is the color of the wood nymph Pomona’s robes. Pomona was said to nurture and foster the life of fruit in the woods she occupied. The intellectual and nurturing elements of orange make it a clear choice for clothing American astronauts who are sent into space. The future is in their hands, and what better color than orange demonstrates our trust in their curious minds?
An orange bow tie is just what you need to pique the interest of those you interact with, ensuring them that you have a bright and engaging sense of self. Since it’s not the most conservative range of reflected light on the color spectrum, incorporate an orange bow tie into your outfit when you know you’ll have a chance to be the life of a party. If you’re trying to fit in or go unnoticed, an orange bow tie will surely betray you–but we have a feeling that you’re not the kind of person who wants to hide in a crowd. Orange says that you’re open to interacting with interesting strangers and that you’re not afraid to try something new. You might not want to wear an orange bow tie to a job interview–instead, wait to wear it to lunch to bond with your new coworkers once you secure the job.
Orange is not necessarily a common color in most American’s wardrobes, but that’s okay because an orange bow tie doesn’t exactly pair well with an orange shirt. Instead, pair it with its complementary color, blue. We recommend that you go with a light blue, which will bring a coolness to your outfit and mediate the orange’s heat. Since orange is so highly identifiable, it will inject life and spirit into neutral colors like white, gray, khaki, and light browns. Avoid wearing orange with reds, since they’ll both compete for attention and end up confusing the eye. Like red, yellow is a warm color–but it’s a little brighter. A mild yellow is completely appropriate as a playing field on which to mount an orange bow tie.