The season of weddings is coming up, and it’s likely you have at least one wedding to attend in the coming weeks or months. So what do you wear? Do you have to buy a new, fresh suit? Well, if you’re not the one getting married, then no. If you are, then please visit Hockerty.com immediately and purchase a new suit for your wedding (you both deserve and need it).
As a guest, the first thing to do is to read the invitation carefully (don’t just scan through it, read it). What does it says? How formal is the dress code? Pay attention to the invitation, the time of the wedding as well as the season. Different dress codes may apply for different time of day as well as season.
How do you use a suit you already own and transform it into wedding ready?
Let’s assume you have a more classic suit in your wardrobe such as a navy blue or dark grey one. Black suits work too. This will be the base of your outfit and what you will build your look upon. If you have a well-fitted suit in your closet, there is no need to buy a new one as a wedding guest.
What look are you going for? Decide the color of your shirt to create different styles. Do you want to wear a light colored shirt for a more classic look, or do you want to make a statement by adding colors and patterns? If you want to wear something from your wardrobe, remember to differentiate your old, every-day look by adding accessories and pay careful attention to color coordination. Make sure the color of your suit compliments the color of your shirt and additional accessories.
Choose want accessories you want to wear; do you want to wear a tie or a bow-tie? Will you wear cuff links? What about adding a pocket square? There are many ways to make your old look, look new! Add a new tie or bow tie, as well as a pocket square that complements the colors you're wearing - simple, cost effective way to make your outfit look new and dressy!
It's All in the Details
After you have your suit, shirt and tie colors figured out, add a pocket square. Since you won’t be spending money on your suit, or maybe even a shirt, go get a new tie/bow-tie and pocket square to complete your outfit. This way your look will look fresh, new and wedding appropriate even though the only new parts of your complete look are a couple of accessories. Pretty nice huh?
Don't forget to make your look modern and interesting by adding a vest that's not the same color as your suit, like the one below.
Get this blue wool 3-piece to stand out from the crowd
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Enjoy the wedding(s)!
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