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On your wedding day, it is important that you look your best, but it is also essential that you feel like “you”. The good news is that it’s easier than ever to customize your look, but if you have groomsmen at your wedding party, you will also have to decide what they will wear and how their suits will complement yours. Like the groom, there is no hard and fast rule that says you have to perfectly match the guys – in fact, more and more grooms are choosing to differentiate themselves from their groomsmen by adding statement colors, patterns, and accessories to their wedding attire. This is a trend that we totally agree with as it is a great way to let your personality shine through and make the day totally yours.
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Wondering where to start? These are just a few of our favorite ways to accessorize your wedding day style to stand out as the groom.
Change your tie
If your groomsmen are wearing long neck ties, consider wearing a bow tie. This is a subtle option for grooms who don’t want to completely stand out from the rest of the group but still want something a little different. You might think that bow ties are just for formal wear, but in reality they can fit into any dress code as long as you choose the appropriate fabric and color. For more elegant settings, use silk or polyester designs in solid colors – black and white are the most traditional. Are you feeling fashionable? Velvet bow ties are a modern twist on the formal look. If your overall outfit is more relaxed, you can experiment with cotton or wool bow ties in bright colors and patterns.
Use contrasting colors
Keep groomsmen accessories in a specific color or color family, and then choose a contrasting shade for your own accessories. Let’s say your groomsmen are wearing dark purple vests, pocket squares, and ties. As the groom, you could wear accessories in black, light gray, or even champagne gold. Just be sure to choose color combinations that work with the rest of the wedding aesthetic.
Make a statement with accessories
There are a handful of ways to incorporate statement accessories to easily differentiate your look from the groomsmen. If your best men wear traditional tux jackets and ties, change your ensemble by adding suspenders or a girdle. Another option is to use a pocket square to complement your tie – this can be a different color or pattern than your groomsmen wear, or you can choose to be the only one with a pocket square to instantly stand out as the groom. If you are wearing a three-piece suit, consider having your groomsmen wear similar suits but without vests.
Mix and match your outfits
Whether your groomsmen are wearing something unique or they’re all dressed the same, wearing a suit or tux in a different color than the rest of the group will instantly put you in the spotlight as the groom. If the groomsmen are wearing light gray suits, wear a dark gray ensemble instead. Or if you’re wearing a tux, try a modern style of navy blue and dress your groomsmen in classic black. If you don’t like the idea of mixing colors, you can create the same effect by combining different fabrics, such as cotton suits for groomsmen and a tweed or wool suit for yourself.
Play with patterns
We love patterned accessories because they instantly add a dose of character to your look. From stripes to argyles, to checks, paisleys, and floral prints, there are so many options when it comes to finding a pattern that you love. A tie is the easiest way to add a pop of pattern (you can find one in almost any print imaginable), but you can also incorporate prints into your look through socks, suspenders, a pocket square, or even your shirt or coat. sports. For groomsmen accessories, stick with solid colors or subtle prints to make the details of your appearance more noticeable.