Whoever said neckties could only be worn in the office, clearly needs to do a re-think.

From streetwear to runway, the sleek yet stylish menswear accessory has been proving that it can make for a great casual look, too. In fact, when snipped out of the boardroom context, the decorative item can take on a whole new refreshing personality. Here, we’ve put together five different ways you could pair five different designer neckties that can easily take your look from work to play, any day.

Hermès
Hermès Booooouh ! necktie
Hermès Booooouh ! necktie (Photo credit: Hermès)

As the name of the necktie suggests, this hand-sewn silk twill features a whimsical ghost print. When viewed from afar, the white ghost details resemble white specks against a light blue base. This quirky Hermès necktie could be styled with a crisp tailored shirt and matched with a pair of denim jeans for a comfortable yet polished day look.

Shop for the Hermès Booooouh ! necktie here.

Celine
Celine pointed tip tie in marbled print silk
Celine pointed tip tie in marbled print silk (Photo credit: Celine)

This Celine tie showcases a bold and standout marbled graphic print that could compliment any plain white shirt. It’s made of full silk and appears rather flashy, so we’d suggest pairing this design with a bright colour — think, a red leather jacket or an orange blazer.

Shop for the Celine pointed tip tie here.

Givenchy
4G Givenchy jacquard tie in silk
4G Givenchy jacquard tie in silk (Photo credit: Givenchy)

This 4G Givenchy jacquard tie features granite textures with a skinny yet sleek silhouette. Its navy toned base lets you play up your style with a full denim-on-denim outfit or an edgy tartan shirt for a more street chic ensemble. Match up the necktie with rolled up sleeves to make your look less corporate yet significantly more refined.

Shop for the 4G Givenchy jacquard tie here.

Ermenegildo Zegna
Ermenegildo Zegna yellow silk tie
Ermenegildo Zegna yellow silk tie (Photo credit: Ermenegildo Zegna)

This combination of jolly tones could be a fashionable choice over your usual dull, serious neckties. Go on and experiment with colour blocking and coordinate this Ermenegildo Zegna paisley print silk tie with a happy style combination. If you’re planning to make your necktie the focal point, throw on a pristine solid coloured shirt to pair.

Shop for the Ermenegildo Zegna yellow silk tie here.

Paul Smith
Paul Smith blue floral painting necktie
Paul Smith blue floral painting necktie (Photo credit: Paul smith)

Paul Smith is famous for their floral printed layers and this design feature is also reflected in their silk neckties. Unlike other floral patterned designer neckties, this Paul Smith piece stands out for its blue flower prints. For a dapper look, complement with a velvet suit or a tailored tuxedo.

Shop for the Paul Smith blue floral painting necktie here.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.

Josiah Chua