Vineyard Vines ties are bright, pastel-colored ties with small, printed graphic designs, and they are great ties to wear on special occasions. The designs on these ties are famous for being unconventional. Popular patterns include everything from Tiki Huts and whales to airplanes.
Because of their unusual aesthetic, Vineyard Vines ties are not meant to be part of your everyday outfit. Pair your Vineyard Vines tie with a pastel colored shirt. Blue, pink, green and yellow shirts are all good options. You should also avoid wearing your Vineyard Vines tie with a black suit. Try blue, grey or seersucker instead. If you are in a really wild mood, go for a pair of brightly colored Ralph Lauren pants and a pair of boat shoes. If you are looking to accessorize with your Vineyard Vines tie, try a Vineyard Vines cumberbund or a Vineyard Vines belt.
Because of their splashy appearance, Vineyard Vines ties are not appropriate for every gathering. Here are some good occasions to pull out your Vineyard Vines tie.
Vineyard Vines' customer base is in the wealthy suburbs of New England. The line includes two Nantucket-themed ties and the Greenwich Street Signs Tie. Your Vineyard Vines tie will be welcome at any country estate in Massachusetts or Connecticut, or really anywhere else people wear boat shoes.
Lilly Pulitzer sundresses are the preppy female equivalent of Vineyard Vines ties. They are made with brightly colored floral prints that always include a dash of pink. If your girlfriend steps out in a Lilly Pulitzer sundress, it is safe for you to slip on your Vineyard Vines tie.
Because of their preppy reputation, Vineyard Vines often appears at East Coast prep schools and Ivy League universities. For instance, Vineyard Vines is one of the top three brands to wear to Princeton University's biannual bash, lawn parties, or a day of outdoor concerts at the school's famous private eating clubs. If you are invited to a party at an East School, bring along your Vineyard Vines tie.
Vineyard Vines ties also make a great accessories for a real lawn party because their colors are spring-appropriate and many of their designs celebrate warm weather. The Montauk Scene Printed Tie could be a great addition to a game of croquet.
Vineyard Vines ties lend themselves well to summer beach events. They are available in many sea patterns, including the Starfish Tie and the Beach Chair Tie. Bring one along to the next bonfire you attend in the Hamptons.
In addition to sea creatures, Vineyard Vines offers many sporty patterns. Fun options include the Lacrosse Tie, the Tennis Printed Tie and the Golf Balls Printed Tie. You should wear your Vineyard Vines tie as a spectator at spring and summer tournaments for any of these sports.
Since Vineyard Vines ties have such unusual graphics, they offer a classy option for appropriately themed parties. You can wear the Turtle Tie to a "Save the Sea Turtles" fundraiser or the Marlin Flag Tie to a July 4 barbecue.
Some of Vineyard Vines' more subtle print designs are work appropriate. No one will give you a weird look if you show up at a meeting in the Stars Tie or Whale Geo-Printed Tie. Furthermore, Vineyard Vines offers a few woven ties that have simply stripes instead of crazy patterns. Two favorites are the Thomas Stripe Woven Tie, which is pink and blue, and the Patton Stripe Woven Tie, which is green, pink and blue.
Ultimately, a Vineyard Vines tie is a fun way to give your outfit a burst of color. Go ahead and give one a try.