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Summer Wedding Style Tips - He Spoke Style
Summer Wedding Style Tips - He Spoke Style

Summer Wedding Style Tips

August 11th, 2014

During the summer wedding season, I get lots of questions of the “What should I wear?” variety. What’s appropriate? What colors? What kind of neckwear? And so on.I’ve written before about how to dress for a summer wedding in the city, country, or garden, but here are a few general tips and guidelines for looking your best when you’re attending someone’s special day.

Summer Wedding Style Tips - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Seersucker suit c/o Saks, Reiss shirt (old, similar HERE), Brooks Brothers bow tie, E. Bannister for He Spoke Style pocket round, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Timex watch, Loafers c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Keep your colors and fabrics light. Be sure to stay seasonal. Summer means lighter colors. Think white, pinks and peaches, and light browns and blues. And more practically, summer means lighter fabrics. You don’t want to be sweating it out in a heavy wool number. It’s the perfect time to break out that linen or seersucker suit.

Go with the bow. I love the idea of wearing a bow tie to a summer wedding. It’s fun and a little different without being over the top (see below). Plus, as I mentioned in the 10 essential ties video, nothing looks cooler than when you untie it at the end of the night.

Summer Wedding Style Tips - He Spoke Style

Don’t upstage the groom/wedding party. If you’re a wedding attendee, you want to look good, but you definitely don’t want to be the focal point of the evening. It’s someone else’s special day, after all! Keep it subtle and avoid choosing accessories that are loud, flamboyant, or that generally call attention to themselves and scream, “Hey, look at me!” It’s a good way to be any day of the week, but even more important in a setting such as this.

Summer Wedding Style Tips - He Spoke Style

Have you attended a summer wedding recently? What did you wear? Share your summer wedding style in the comments.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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