Is it okay to wear a suit?
Is it okay to wear with just a dress shirt, dress pants (but no jacket) and maybe some loafers?
I have gotten a lot of mileage out of a bow tie, dress shirt, and slacks/jeans combination in the office especially. We have a pretty casual, but professional dress code but I don't feel right coming into the office without a tie of some sort. Personally, I encourage you to find what you feel works best for you, as long as everything fits and is crisp you should be just fine.
I disagree about suits. It very much depends on the type and fabric of the suit and the bow-tie - like with any other combination, there are some that work and things that don't. It wouldn't work as part of CBD, certainly. But yes, bow-ties are not really suitable for people who worry overmuch about what other people think.