05.01.2012
By Terry Flanagan

neck & neck

It’s summertime: put the dark, silken ties and heavy diamonds away for a snowy winter’s day, and throw on something classically easy, because you’ll be needing the sun, the sea, and accessories that are just as lighthearted. Up for the task are some limited edition handmade ties the color of sherbet and sunsets in late July and exquisitely cultured Japanese pearl strands—perfect for finishing off the laid-back elegance of your warm-weather getup. Tie on Hack & Hue’s pale, lime-green creation over a light denim shirt and salmon-hued shorts, or layer up with Mikimoto’s classic strands and pearl-encrusted pendant necklaces over that strapless sundress…and when it gets chilly in the evening, a colorful cashmere silk scarf is all that’s needed. A holiday away has never looked so good.

Hack & Hue Limited Edition Handmade Ties, $95 each. Mikimoto Akoya 16” Strand in Yellow Gold, $2,620. Mikimoto Akoya 22” Strand in White Gold, $3,490. Mikimoto Akoya 32” Strand in Yellow Gold, $4,950. Mikomoto Tempo Pendant Necklace in Yellow Gold, $3,000. Vintage Hermès scarf, stylist’s own.

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