Movies and TV shows characterize bow tie wearers as one of three things: nerds, stuffy old men, or formal event attendees. Don’t let that fool you! You can wear a bow tie for any occasion without falling into one of these stereotypes. Throw on a bow tie for a more casual situation whenever you feel like it. We promise that it will look great, even if you don’t pair it with a pocket protector. Bow ties are a fresh way to make you look fun. Pick a color or pattern that expresses your personality for a night out, or choose a more understated option for a day at the office. Looking nice should improve your self-confidence, not tear it down! Take a deep breath, put on your bow tie, and go out in the world. Not only will no one assume you are a nerd, a snob, or a stick-in-the-mud, but you’ll find that you will impress your friends and clients alike!