A little style inspiration for the summer groom..
Warmer weather and sunny skies call for summertime style upgrades to the traditional groom attire so today we have found 6 stylish summer groom ideas to inspire the guys. Gone are the days of wearing the traditional dark suits in black, navy and dark grey for a summer wedding. Instead, they are being replaced by wedding suits in pale grey, soft beige and linen styles. Many of the old-school, formal wedding suit rules are being broken and it’s now perfectly acceptable to ditch the full suit and instead don a light blazer and trousers, or swap the jacket altogether and simply rock a shirt paired with a waistcoat or braces. Like we always say here at One Fab Day, it’s your day, so do it your way. Our 6 Summer Wedding Looks will work for garden receptions, outdoor summer wedding ceremonies, dancing under the stars at a beach reception, and everything in between.
1. Choose Light and Bright Suits
Black and navy are classics when it comes to wedding suits but as darker colours they retain heat, so for a warm weather wedding suits in lighter shades are the better option. Light grey, blue, beige and cream are great summer wedding suits to keep cool in the heat.
Whitney Neal Photography via Style Me Pretty | Knot & Pop via Style Me Pretty | Jeff Loves Jessica via Well Groomed Blog | Shelly Goodman via Style Me Pretty
2. Try Bold Blazers
Colourful blazers are a great look for garden party weddings, crossing over the divide between formal and casual. Go for solid light shades or try seersucker and summer tweeds. Tip: Louis Copeland have quite the range.
Kat Braman via Southern Weddings | Craig & Eva Sanders Photography via Style Me Pretty | Young Hearts via 100 Layer Cake
3. Choose Casual, Yet Chic, Chinos
A casual and fun look for a more chilled celebration, chinos and colourful slacks are perfect for pairing with a blazer like above. While not for everyone, if your other half tends to wear colourful chinos on a night out, then maybe grooming up his preferred casual look is a winner.
Ariel Renae via Green Wedding Shoes | Mint Photography via Green Wedding Shoes | Jean Laurent Gaudy via Bright Bazaar Blog | We Love Pictures via Ruffled
4. Ditch the Jacket if you want
No jacket, no problem! Ditch the jacket and simply pair a waistcoat with trousers or rock a braces, shirt and bowtie. Match your waistcoat to your trousers, or opt for a contrasting colour or pattern. Colourful braces or tan suspenders look great paired with a white shirt, or go bold with a pattern print shirt. Don’t dismiss short sleeves, it depends on the overall look of the wedding but if it is a laid-back, outdoors, garden party or an old barn affair and not a castle or grand ballroom do, then a short sleeve shirt is definitely acceptable.
Paula O’Hara via One Fab Day | Benjamin Holtrop via Magnolia Rouge | Leo Patrone via Style Me Pretty | MDV Style
5. Have Fun With Your Accessories
Have fun and play around with your accessories, mix and match prints, patterns and solids. Consider pops of colour in your ties or bowties and colourful boutonnieres, a print shirt adds a little personality. For a truly fun look why not match your shirt to your pocket square?
J. Shipley Photography via Wedding Chicks | Aly Carroll via Style Me Pretty | Anushe Low via London Bride | Project Wedding
6. Be Brave in Shorts
If you are having a destination wedding in a very hot country why not try a pair of shorts? There is no point in sweating it out in the heat in a full suit. A great look too if you have younger lads in the groomsmen lineup.
Blonde and Coin | Joielala Photographie via Green Wedding Shoes | Jose Villa via Once Wed | Troy Grover Photographers via Style Me Pretty
Summer Wedding Suit Top Tips:
- No matter what season always keep in mind the overall look and feel of the day. A grand ballroom wedding will require a slick suit whereas a laid-back garden party means you can be a little more casual with your look.
- If you can purchase your suit in the same season as your wedding you will have the best selection to choose from. If not, keep an open mind when shopping.
- Check with your other half about the style you have in mind, the two partners’ looks must be cohesive. Neither of you want to feel over-dressed or under-dressed, and out of place on the day.
We are really looking forward to seeing more stylish grooms this summer! For more for the men, pop over to see the rest of our groom style posts…