The Pink Tie Party is one of the first chances Washingtonians get to flex their spring fashion muscle. The party is the kick off for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which continues through April 20th. The festival honors the cherry blossoms, which are in their peak bloom for just a few days this time of year.Pink Tie Party - The DCFashion Fool and friends_edited-1

Pink Tie Party entranceThe Pink Tie Party was a fun-filled evening complete with music, dancing, specialty cocktails and bites from some of D.C.’s hottest restaurants. In addition there was a silent auction with the proceeds benefitting the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., which helps to keep programming primarily free and open to the public.

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With pink being the central theme for the Pink Tie Party, partygoers pulled out their finest festive party attire with women dressing to the nines in various shades of pink. While most men stuck to the pink shirt and tie, I decided to go out for this year’s event. I figured if you’re going to make a statement, “Why not go all out?”Pink Tie Party Decor Pink Tie Party wine

Floral pants from the 2014 Tom Ford RTW collection and a lavender blazer by Peter Millar were the basis for my look. I added a solid pink shirt and pink plaid tie as my tribute to the blossoms that truly were the star of the show.

Details Pink Tie PartyGuys can wear floral pants. To tone down the look, a simple substitution of the pink shirt and tie for a plain white shirt would be a great look for other spring time events such as a garden party or perhaps the upcoming Gold Cup (just add a hat)!DC-Fashion-Fool-on-Members-Hill

You want my look but pink and lavender are too much? I’ve created a similar look in blue.

Shop my look (in blue)

Peter Millar Two-Button Linen Soft Coat, Blue • Peter Millar
Polo Ralph Lauren Straight-Fit Floral-Print Pants • Polo Ralph Lauren
Robert Talbott Regular Fit Dress Shirt • Robert Talbott
Bow Tie Tuesday Sky Gingham Plaid Self-Tie Bow Tie – Men
FOXLEY Black Shiny Calf and Satin Loafers • Jimmy Choo

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