Something that I have been seeing a lot of lately, and that is irking me entirely, is the appearance of loose ties on girls' necks. On Gossip Girl, on the streets, on nylonmag.com, ick. I am all for the prep school look with the blazers and the plaid and the knee socks, albeit in moderation, however, there is something just so Avril Lavigne about it. Don't you think? Especially wearing it loosely, it just looks very immature. I much prefer the menswear inspired looks with even a cheeky bow tie or something.
(Undercover's Spring 2007 ready to wear)
Even though it is from last year, I think this is still a very doable look for right now. Especially if you are just testing the waters for the menswear look. Pairing a bowtie with a shirt-dress inspired piece is adorable, or you could do something like this metallic mini-dress, from Fendi's ready-to-wear (also spring 07). A pretty party dress with a little tie. cute.
(photos from style.com)