I can't remember where and in which thread, but Manton had a very helpful post saying that it's much easier with a darker jacket, light jacket + light shirt + light tie is the most difficult of all. I think this illustrates why:
The colors just kind of all get washed out and it looks like there's nothing there. The tie gets lost in a sea of blandness and it just feels like there's nothing to look at.
This is more successful IMHO:
Here's another all-three-light combination that I find more successful (too lazy to actually put the items on, but you get the idea):