Beyond Black-Tie Basics

2012 - 1 STY Bowties Infographic iPad

2012 - 1 STY Bowties Infographic iPad

Spruce up your awards-season tux with these on-trend bow ties and cuff links.

1. Cuff links with a hint of flash

Black enamel cuff links with crystal accents by Dolce & Gabbana. Matthew Morrison and manager Jason Weinberg are fans of the brand's formal wear; $275,

2. Geometric links

Enamel and sterling silver octagonal cuff links (part of the patterned Zellige collection, inspired by Moroccan tiles) by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co.; $300, at Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills

3. The textured trend

Burberry's silk bow tie is a nod to the season's hot woven look. E! red-carpet host Ryan Seacrest suits up in the British label; $195, at select Burberry boutiques

4. Polished silk herringbone

Black-and-white silk bow tie by Thomas Pink. Matt Bomer wears the label's sharply tailored suits on White Collar; $60, at Thomas Pink, Los Angeles

5. Tricolored gold knots

Trinity knot-design cuff links made in 18-karat yellow, white and rose gold by Cartier. Christian Bale is a fan of the jeweler; $3,025, at Cartier, Beverly Hills

6. Statement-making shade

Velvet-and-silk bow tie in midnight blue by Lanvin, part of a trend toward dark blues in formal wear. Robert Downey Jr. wears the brand; $275,

7. Merlot silk tie

Deep burgundy bow tie with geometric pattern by BOSS Hugo Boss. True Blood's Ryan Kwanten wears the brand's tuxes on the red carpet; $95, at Hugo Boss, Beverly Hills