And the fun way can be adopted by a female, a male or a non binary. Here it is how:
Just pick a different neutral color to every piece in your look. This way: navy pants, white shirt, dark brown shoes, grey sweater or coat and voilà.
For that you can use any neutral color. And if you don’t know which ones are the neutral colors, let me tell you:
Off-White (it is a dirty white that can oatmeal, linen, ecru, ivory, icy and so many other shades).
Khaki (beige or green).
Blue jeans. In all its shades. Included the light blue jeans. Of course that if the jeans is in any of the color present on this list, it is also a neutral one.
I often include on this list of neutrals other colors that are almost neutrals like:
Burgundy or basically any dark shade of red alike.
Olive or Military green. Those are very close shades of khaki green. Even a dark green can feature on this list.
And I do include them because like the other neutrals they do talk well with other colors. And yes, you could include that in your fun neutral look, however those colors will add an extra touch of color to your neutral look. If you want to keep a whole neutral look vibe, stick with the first list for your options.
And here it is your answer: the tip should touch the top of your belt. Have a look at the picture. The tip should never go longer than this. It could be a little shorter but never to the point of showing some shirt between the tie and the belt.
If you are not wearing any belt, just imagine where the belt would go or just don’t leave any shirt showing between the tie and the pants. Got it?
And if by any chance you want to break this rule, go shorter (but just a little bit, showing an inch or two of the shirt), never longer. Deal?
I don’t know if you know but tying a tie in a classical way requires a dimple under the knot. Do you? It does. Besides that, tying your tie with a dimple will give a certain personality to it and will make the knot smoother therefore will drive more attention to your face. Because when there is no dimple it is like you focus there, on the knot. It screams for your attention. When there is a dimple, it gets softer and your attention is no longer demanded there. Just compare.
And yes, a dimple is this indentation, this little fold under the knot.
If you don’t know how to actually give your tie a dimple, here it is the way I learned:
Just tie your tie the way you normally do it until you are going to finally tie the knot tight.
Then before you pull the tie to make it tight you put your index finger just below the knot and pinch the tie in a W.
Then pull the tie from the loop til the knot is tight as you like.
In the video below you can see this way and another way to give your tie a dimple.
Either way, just don’t forget about the dimple. And yes, you can keep on tying your tie without the dimple. Or alternate between the two options (with and without). Let your own style (and mood?) decides on that.