When it comes to being the best-dressed wedding guest, it isn’t as easy as it sounds. There’s a fine line between looking decent and looking dapper and if you want to tip the scales into the latter and turn heads at the next wedding you attend, you need to know some of our top style secrets.
We’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to know when it comes to what to wear to an autumn wedding, from the suits that look best to the outfit choices that are a little less traditional, if you’re on the guest list for an autumn wedding this year, carry on reading!
Look 1 – The Classic
Starting with your most obvious fashion choice for any wedding, a classic suit might seem like the easy option but pulling off a standard suit and making it look extraordinary takes skill and seriously good accessorising.
When it comes to choosing an autumn wedding suit as a guest, there are a few things to keep in mind such as avoiding the colour the grooms’ party is wearing whilst still choosing a colour or pattern that will help you make a good impression. You also need to consider your fit; if you want to sport a classic suit but still turn heads for all the right reasons, you need to select the cut that works for you best.
Our recommendations when it comes to autumn wedding guest outfits if you’re set on wearing a suit is to wear pattern. It’s a safe option in the sense that it’s unlikely you’ll match the groom if you go for something a bit bolder but it’s also a super stylish statement that is right on trend for autumn 2018.
Our newest collection of suits is a collaboration with public figure, Sam Reece and has a whole host of boldly checked suits that are the perfect choice for helping you stand out amongst other wedding guests. If this is the right look for you for an upcoming wedding, then checking out our Sam Reece suit collection is the first thing you need to do!
Look 2 – The Mix and Match
Bold three-piece suits aren’t the ideal wedding guests outfit for every man, they’re a little on the bold side for some and we can understand why but if you’re the gent that wants to work a statement look that feels a little bit easier to style then mixing and matching a few pieces in your wardrobe is the way forward.
As with many great autumn wedding guest looks, this look starts with a tweed blazer which is one of the items we recommend the most to men attending weddings in this season.
A tweed blazer is the perfect starting point for outfits for all kinds of occasions but the warm fabric and autumnal colours make them perfect for weddings in the fall. For this mix and match look, the aim is to keep it smart but avoid wearing your classic coordinated suit, so we’d recommend picking out a pair of trousers from another suit that matches the colours in your tweed blazer and then pairing with a shirt and tie that fits the colour scheme perfectly.
By putting together a formal outfit this way, you’ll still look appropriate for the event without blending into the crowd too much, ideal for the man who likes to standout but doesn’t want to take all the attention away from the groom.
Look 3 – The Casual
For some weddings, going for a more casual look just isn’t going to work and in those cases, one of the above outfits will be a perfect choice but if you’re attending a wedding where the dress code is a bit more flexible and you can get away with relaxing your attire a little then this is the casual look you need to know about.
Focusing on our trusty tweed blazer again, there’s more than one way you can style this piece for an autumn wedding and one of our favourites is pairing it with smart jeans, an open neck shirt and a pair of brogues, the perfect smart casual look that is effortlessly cool.
The key to nailing this men’s autumn wedding outfit is to choose your jeans carefully. Choosing a pair of jeans that look a little too worn or casual could ruin the whole look and make everything a little too relaxed, so you need to opt for your best jeans to be able to ditch the suit and tie and still look smart.
If you’ve got an invite to an autumn wedding and you’re looking for the perfect attire, we hope our men’s wedding guest lookbook has provided you with some inspiration?
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