With the peak of the wedding season well and truly upon us, wedding fashion is something that for me, is probably the most important part of a wedding (you know minus the whole marrying your soul mate thing). The first thing that crops to mind with wedding fashion is of course the brides dress along with the bridesmaids, the mother of the bride etc. With all that hype surrounding what the women wear, the boys can become overshadowed and somewhat forgotten about. So in light of this I have teamed up with T.M Lewin to showcase some of their collection that I feel would be perfect for a spring/summer wedding, whether you're the groom, best man or just a guest, T.M Lewin have something for you.
I decided to go with a classic grey suit, this can range anywhere from charcoal to light grey, depending on your preferences. By playing it safe with a grey colored suit you can have fun and play around with different prints and textures of your tie, socks and other accessories. I am in love with the paisley tie I have included in my mood board, I feel a striking tie really pulls the whole look together, and either makes or breaks the outfit. I also went with an eye catching multicolored pair of socks to bring a little fun to the look since the suit itself is quite paired back.
Along with this I have put together a list of my dos and don'ts when dressing for a wedding.
Play it safe
If you're wearing a grey or black suit, don't pair it with a pair of black shoes, socks and a black tie. It's okay to not play by the rules sometimes and a wedding is the perfect opportunity to play around with different looks, even if it's just a plain red or green tie, it will pull everything together and it will be obvious you made the effort.
Wear White Socks
What is it with boys and white socks? Whatever you do, no matter what colour your suit is, white socks are a no go. Not only do they scream 'I couldn't be arsed' they look pretty awful with a dark suit and shoes, so just save yourself the embarrassment and invest in some different coloured socks.
Upstage the bride/groom
I encourage playing a little outside the box when it comes to picking out a suit. But, if it isn't your wedding, don't show up in a hot pink suit and take all of the lime light. Experiment to a certain extent but keep in mind that it isn't your day just yet.
Co-ordinate With Your Date
If you are bringing a date along with you, ask them what colour they are wearing. You don't have to buy accessories the same colour as her dress but, if she is planning on wearing red shoes and a red bag then you could match that with a red tie and socks. Investing in a few pieces like the tie above is perfect because there are so many colours in it, it is easy to match up with your date whatever colour they are wearing. The attention to small details like this pay off.
If you're going shopping for a suit, don't just grab the first suit you see try it on and buy it. Go in with an open mind and try on lots of different colours, styles and textures, even if you don't think they will suit you, you could end up pleasantly surprised.
Just because you have worn a suit once doesn't mean you have to go out and buy a new one straight away for the next occasion. Suits can be quite pricey, so it is most definitely worth your while investing in some different shirts, ties, shoes and other accessories so you can switch up and change your suit whenever you so please.
What are your do's and don'ts when it comes to wedding outfits? Girls, I would love to hear your opinions too!