Whether you’re the groom or simply just a wedding guest, deciding what to wear to a wedding can sometimes be a minefield, especially if the wedding has a theme or a dress code.
Great news, Men - no more stress! Today we are going to talk about three popular wedding themes, beach, bohemian and vintage, and how you can adhere to each theme through your accessories.
Accessories for men are not to be looked down upon as they can take a simple suit from boring to brilliant. Keep reading to find out how to make it work for you.
As beach weddings are usually taking place in hot weather, being comfortable and sweat free are the two most important things.
A classic beach appropriate accessory is a beaded necklace or bracelet. They may be a little surfer-esque, but wooden accessories like these are casual whilst still showing that you made an effort. They look best when they hang loosely around your neck paired with a slightly buttoned down shirt.
Another great idea for a beach wedding is nautical accessories, especially pieces featuring stripes or anchors. A striped tie or a pocket square would be a perfect choice, especially in blue and white colors, and an anchor lapel pin or cufflink both make for a really nice, simple touch.
If you have your ears pierced, then earrings are also a great way to fit with a nautical theme as many earrings for men feature anchors or other similar shapes.
Bohemian weddings are often held outdoors and they are all about being amongst nature. Because of this, brides tend to be wearing lots of floral accessories and the style and dress code is usually fairly casual.
Both as a groom and as a guest, you should embrace nature and channel it through your accessories. A great example would be a floral lapel pin, tie or pocket square. However, try to avoid matching your tie with your pocket square completely as it can end up looking a little too ‘matchy’. Instead, keep one accessory floral and with the other accessory, find a color present in the floral pattern and get an accessory of this color.
As for jewelry, you could wear a woven leather necklace, a wooden watch, or a dark brown leather bracelet. All of these items evoke earthly connotations and they have a really bohemian vibe.
This type of wedding is all about bringing the old into the new and having a beautiful modern wedding full of classic touches. Vintage weddings are also great because there are so many accessory options for men!
The first option is a pair of braces, or suspenders as they’re sometimes known. These are perfect for channeling old-school cool and they look great both with your suit jacket on and off. A great color match is a pair of red or burgundy suspenders with a blue or white shirt.
The second option is a bow tie. Whilst these used to be reserved for geeks, they are now a perfect vintage wedding accessory. They come in a wide variety of patterns and colours so you will definitely find something that matches your style.