How to Wear a Tie With a T-Shirt

by Emily Lugg ; Updated September 28, 2017

Make a statement. Wear a tie with a T-shirt. This is a look that men and women alike can pull off. It's a casual, yet fashionable alternative to wearing a tie. With the right tie and T-shirt combination, you can create any style you are trying to achieve.

Items you will need

  • T-shirt
  • Necktie


Step 1

Choose a solid-colored T-shirt. Any plain T-shirt will do, even a generic white undershirt you have tucked at the bottom of your drawer. A T-shirt with a small picture or saying on the front will do the job as well.

Step 2

Choose a tie with a pattern or design. Use the tie as the real statement of your outfit. Explore ties with bright colors, patterns or unique pictures.

Step 3

Try on more than one tie with the T-shirt you have selected. You may decide you like one over the rest.

Step 4

Tie the tie around your neck, loosely. The look is best achieved when the knot of the necktie is below the neckline of your T-shirt.

Step 5

Consider the other accessories you want to wear as part of your ensemble. Maybe a vest? A unique belt?


  • Choose a "style" for this look. Do you want to look retro? Vintage? Select the pieces accordingly.

About the Author

Emily Lugg began writing at a very early age. She is currently a writing advisor at a private university as well as a freelance writer for Demand Studios and Writers Research Group. Lugg holds a Bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and is presently working on her Master's degree in Liberal Studies.