The right accessory can add the perfect touch to your smart casual or formal look. However, when it comes to picking a tie, things get tricky. Its width, pattern, and even its fabric needs to be factored in. We decided it was time for an expert intervention. Ayushmann Khurrana's stylist Isha Bhansali, is here to ensure you look your stylish best.

On the Significance of the Width

 
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"There are different kinds of ties which have different shapes and I do believe that different shapes suit different body types. The super slim ties are perfect for your party wear looks but will also pair well with your work wear for a youthful look. However, I wouldn’t advise choosing slim ties for a person with a broader chest. For someone who is broad built, the slimmest tie for him would probably be a regular sized tie and the 1920's wall street inspired broader ties which are quite popular now."

Playing Around with Prints

 
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"For a fun brunch, a quirky printed tie is your way to go. Depending on the shirt and blazer you choose, incorporating different prints is an interesting styling technique. However, the tie should complement your entire look. Try co-ordinating it with your shoes or your pocket square. If you’re new to the print on print trend, the perfect way to start is to choose colour from the same family. A black and white tie in any pattern, a blue and white tie in checks or stripes and one tie in a solid colour are perfect for when you’re in doubt and pair well with almost every kind of shirt."

Pairing the Right Hues

 
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"White and grey shirts can be paired with just about any coloured tie. These shirts are the easiest to style and the perfect bet for someone who is just starting off his first day at work or his first interview. If you’d like to experiment, you can play around with picking out a different shape like a slim tie or choosing a new fabric like knit which make quite a statement. They’re youthful and fun and you’ll still be taken seriously. Stripes and checked patterns are some of the most popular prints to choose from."

The Power Of Pastels

 
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"Silk ties are ideal for your pastel shirts. They contribute to a sleek look. The size and shape can vary according to the occasion or body type. There’s also no harm in doing colour on colour but don’t overdose on it either."

Choosing the Right Fabric

 
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"Cotton, silk and knit are the most popular fabrics in ties. Silk is perfect for a formal dress code, cotton is perfect for your linen shirts and suits. A knit tie is perfect for your fall and winter wardrobe. However, a cotton tie is a must."  

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