Ribbon bow ties are super rare to spot on the streets, especially in Singapore. But in Japan, school girls everywhere wear all kinds of ribbon bow ties ranging from the short Sailormoon-like to slim long ones, just like what Venetia (who also blogs at Fashion On Your Feet) is wearing. I'm not referring to those cute little ones most guys wear for the preppy look, these are more elaborated pieces with no standard shapes and sizes. They are usually slightly larger, oversized and easily tied using ribbons of varying colours and designs. It's amazing how I managed to spot three guys wearing three different types of ribbon bow ties but unfortunately, none of them are Singaporeans.
I like how Venetia adds prints and textures to her classic black and white look. Her H&M blouse has a feminine yet subtle floral print while her Preen for Aldo Rise graphic peep-toe booties is like a walking piece of art (don't forget your pedicures!). Leather shorts and clutch are great for matching as well. Topping it off, Venetia ties a braid on her fringe. Small details do count to look extra stylish!
Venetia wears bow tie and shorts from Topshop, blouse from H&M, blazer from The Scarlet Room, clutch from Korea and shoes from Preen for Aldo Rise.
I personally own a black ribbon bow tie and I got it from a gift - it was used as a ribbon for the gift box How's that for saving an extra buck?