Any follower of fashion will know that the summer season for 2012 is all about colour. From canary yellow to khaki green, and violet to orange, this season promises to inject a lot of brightness into our lives.
Although you might not want to purchase a pair of brightly coloured trousers, there are ways of injecting dashes of vivid colour to your wardrobe without feeling as if you’ve walked into an explosion in a paint factory.
One easy way to do this is to add accents of colour to classic shirts and jackets with your tie and cufflinks.
This year, men are spoiled for choice when it comes to colour and pattern – pretty much anything goes!
Just a quick look inside any quality menswear store or boutique will dazzle you with an array of designs, from the simplest and plainest tie to myriad, gaudy patterns.
Choosing the right look is no simple task. Once you’ve selected from geometric prints, florals, block colour, stripes, polka dots or paisley, you then have to decide on the style: will you go for skinny ties, standard, bow or even neck ties, a neckerchief style of accessory?
Don’t end it there, though, as you can add the final finishing touch to your look with the perfect pair of cufflinks.
Don’t set aside cufflinks just for work or for smart occasions such as weddings and dinner at a top restaurant, because these accessories add a dash of panache any time of day.
The question is, how can you ensure your designer cufflinks complement your shirt and tie?
The trick is not to over do it or work too hard at matching.
For a classic look, you can match a patterned silk tie with a pair of gold or silver cufflinks and even add a tie pin for good measure.
Plain, engraved or personalised, it really doesn’t matter because these are enduring classics that will never date.
Unless you have a patterned tie and bespoke, matching cufflinks that have been made to complement the design, it’s going to be difficult to match it completely, so why not pick the predominant colours and find a pair of fabric cufflinks in the same colour? You could even ask the team at Esquire Originals to match it for you.
Or you could choose gold or silver cufflinks encrusted in coloured stones, crystals or gems that offset the colours in your tie.
It’s much easier if you opt for a plain tie – in a bright block colour or a simple blue or black – because then you can go to town on the cufflinks and inject some personality into your wardrobe. Perhaps a novelty design would work? Or why not treat yourself to a pair of lavish designer cufflinks?
Esquire Originals prides itself on producing eye catching, fashionable and classic cufflinks. Come to us for expert design and artisan crafted cufflinks. You can design your own or you can select from our wide range of designs. For more ideas, please download our eGuide How to choose and care for cufflinks.