May 13th, 2009
We’re inspired by the upcoming film 500 Days of Summer (saw it at Sundance, highly recommend it) - and particularly by the creative-yet-wearable work style of the main characters, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. Gordon-Levitt’s character has a penchant for the button-down + tie + cardigan combination. It’s a great fashion formula, particularly for guys in creative industries. Here’s how to get the cardigan + tie look:
1. Start with a base of a button-down shirt and a pair of straight leg jeans.
2. Slip on a tie over your button-down shirt. For a more youthful look, try a tie in a narrow width.
3. Add on a cardigan sweater. Bonus points for interesting colors or patterns.
4. Finish off the look with a pair of tailored oxford shoes and a sophisticated messenger bag.
How would you wear a cardigan and a tie? Share your style with us in the comments!