Purple Bow Ties

Purple Bow Ties

We can tell a lot about a person that dares to wear purple. For one, they consider themselves to be on the same level as such cultural icons as Julius Caesar and Prince, who claimed purple and branded it as their own. This is no small feat: purple is regal, purple is mysterious. Wearing purple tells others that you know something they don’t know, or at least that you know something long before they will. Blue’s dependability merges with red’s energetic nature to create a color with endless potential–we’re talking about a color that connotes the supernatural, and even magic! We invite you to see what new spin you can bring to a purple bow tie, but do take the style tips at the bottom of this page into consideration as you brainstorm your next outfit.

Purple is seductive. It indicates that you want something from the world, and that you have something to give, be that a particular talent, a different point of view, or a message that can’t go unheard. A purple bow tie says, “There’s more to me than meets the eye.” Not everybody feels comfortable wearing purple, but if you are, people are going to take note–and we mean that in the best possible way. Just like purple is associated with pride, it is also associated with bravery, as shown by the Purple Heart.

When pairing your purple bow tie to a shirt, be creative! Since purple can take up quite a wide range on the color wheel, you have a lot of leeway in whipping up the perfect combination. Purple is analogous on the RGB color wheel to both red and blue, so you can mix and match your purple bow tie to anything from blood red to baby blue. Within purple is a wide variety of shades, which can be played with against other colors until your intuition demands that you settle on an appropriate choice. For example, lavender will bring out the best of a calm, pale yellow, while magenta can be set against black for a more striking effect. You can also easily class up a neutral color like gray or khaki with purple. While purple is not a shy color, it doesn’t always have to be overconfident. You really have option to let your outfit take an unorthodox stand or to insist that you are fit to lead a group (or even an army!). It’s not always a loud color, since it utilizes the coolness and calmness of blue, but if you want to push the loudness, lean toward a reddish purple bow tie.

While purple is already strongly associated with royalty and 80s pop, it comprises such a wide range that there’s room for you! Take the color head on and show people around you that you can wield its dynamic forces.