Bow ties have come back in to fashion. Most people don’t think they can pull off a bow tie, but styled correctly, you totally can. In honor of National Bow Tie Day, here are some celebs who can show you how to rock a bow tie.
1. Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake is known for his cool, and sometimes odd (Remember the matching denim suits he and Britney wore to the AMAs back in 2001? Yeah, we’re never going to let him live that down.), fashion sense. He styles this bow tie with a chambray shirt that makes for a perfect casual look.
2. Charlie Chaplin
Keep it classic and jack Charlie Chaplin’s swag. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t want to look like a silent movie star? I don’t think so.
3. Karl Lagerfeld
If you can’t trust the most influential man in fashion, who can you trust?
4. Chris Brown
Okay, I know what you’re thinking, but regardless of how you feel about Chris Brown, you can’t deny he’s got his own unique style. Paired with a collared shirt and sweater, Breezy pulls off a conservative yet whimsical look. Too bad he happened to rock this look on Larry King when he broke his silence regarding the Rihanna incident, spawning the Twitter hashtag #chrisbrownsbowtie.
5. Fred Astaire
If you ever get roped into attending a white tie event (Seriously, when’s the last time anyone had fun at one of those things?) take a cue from Fred Astaire. Everyone knows he gets all the ladies but for that, you might have to learn to do a quickstep and who has time for that? Stick with the bow tie.
6. Blaine from Glee
Blaine always manages to look flossy as hell, even in his school uniform. The striped shirt and suspenders lend a playful look to a pink bow tie. You’re right, Blaine, bow ties are cool.
7, 8, 9, 10. Anne Hathaway, Diane Kruger, Rihanna, Janelle Monae
Of course, we can’t forget about the ladies. The men’s wear trend is back so don’t be scared to incorporate bow ties into your wardrobe. Pair it off with a feminine pair of pumps for a girly touch.
Bonus: Finally, if you still don’t trust me, trust Chuck Bass