Originally Posted by ALinares
Can i wear a red tie with light blue stripes with a solid royal blue shirt.
Quite possibly. I'd have to see the tie and the shirt before being more definite than that.
One thing which suggests a potential problem is the royal blue shirt. While a light blue dress shirt is about as non-controversial as shirts can get, dark dress shirts have a substantial number of detractors. So, depending on just how dark that the royal blue shirt is, it may well get a thumbs down from various people (myself included), completely aside from any consideration of the specific tie you'd wear with it.
'Course, those who think dark dress shirts are attractive and appropriate might really like your choice of tie, as the light blue stripes would presumably stand out nicely against the dark blue of the shirt.
Further muddying the issue is the fact that some people will dislike royal blue shirts in some settings, but find them perfectly acceptable in others. What's deemed undesirable to wear when to court when you're on trial, might still meet with approval when worn to lunch with friends at an outdoor cafe.