Looking for stylish ways to update the traditional wedding suit? You’ve come to the right place! From zingy socks to heartfelt accessories, below you’ll find five of our favourite ways to update your groom outfit and give it a dash of personality.
1. Be bright
Picture a groom and your mind will most likely conjure up a palette of black, grey and navy. But it doesn’t have to be that way – there is nothing stopping you from embracing a bold colour on your wedding day. If you’re feeling brave, you could don a brightly coloured or pastel suit. But if that sounds like your technicoloured nightmare, scale back the principle and stick to a colourful shirt or tie. Other culprits ripe for an injection of colour include your shoes – or if you want to keep it minimal – what about a bright or patterned pocket square? Colourful and suave!
2. Think texture
Who says you have to stick with boring old poly-blend? There is a whole world of materials out there for you to pick from so it’s worth spending some time researching your options. If you’ve got a summer wedding on the cards, you can’t beat linen for a light and super breathable choice that’s perfect for a laidback beachy summer soiree. Wool is a smart choice for a traditional look befitting of a formal day or if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd why not wow with a velvet creation?
3. Quirky accessories
If the thought of wearing a blue velvet suit brings you out in a nervous rash, reign it in and let your accessories do the talking instead. One or two quirky outfit additions are enough to give your wedding day look a bit of personality without feeling over-the-top. Braces are a popular option for adding a dash of dapperness to proceedings or why not make your outfit pop with a pair of bright or patterned socks? If your wedding has a touch of whimsy about it, consider a bowtie instead of a tie and what about a hat for your outdoor photos?
4. Sentimental details
You don’t have to go for a bold look to give your wedding outfit personality; a more minimalist approach is to embrace sentimental details instead. This will look different for everybody, but it could include anything from wearing your late grandfather’s tie to donning a pair of your football club’s cufflinks. Need some inspiration? Use your imagination and have a root around your parent’s attic.
5. Step up
Public service announcement to all men: You do not have to wear patent black dress shoes on your wedding day. It might be the standard choice, but if it’s not doing it for you it’s time to go shoe shopping. A pair of tan oxfords are neutral enough to avoid screaming ‘look at me’ but different enough to look fresh. If you want to stick with black what about a pair of tasselled loafers for a more individual look? Or if you and your boo are throwing a very casual do you could even consider a fresh pair of converse trainers.
Need some help? At Amanda K we have a fantastic menswear department and our friendly, skilled consultants are always on hand to help you pick and personalise the perfect suit. Find out more and book an appointment.