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Summer Style for the Groom

Posted: Friday, May. 02, 2014

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Samantha is a writer and stylist with a love for pretty details. She took her trip down the aisle in June 2013 and is now living the married life in Charlotte's South End. Samantha can be reached here.

It’s finally May, which means the hot summer months are right around the corner. If you are having a summer wedding outside, you’re groom maybe wondering what to wear. While a tux always looks dapper, it’s not quite the summer look we’re going for (not to mention he’ll be sweating up a storm!) Here are a few ideas for your groom so he can be stylish while staying cool:

Tan & Tailored

I always love a nicely tailored suit and for this spring and summer I’m loving grooms in tan. It’s a little less traditional than navy and the lighter color with keep your husband-to-be much cooler in the summer heat. With this option he can still wear a jacket and look super polished. The key to this look is making sure the suit fits like a glove so make sure your guy has a good tailor.

Southern Seersucker

Seersucker fabric is a southern staple. Why? Because its lightweight, breathable quality is a godsend on our hottest days. I absolutely love the option of a seersucker suit for a groom or groomsmen. It definitely adds some southern charm to any wedding party. If you choose to go with a seersucker look, make sure to pair it with a crisp white shirt and what else but a bow tie. You literally can’t wear seersucker without a bowtie…

Country Casual

In the past few years, there has been a huge trend toward laidback barn weddings. If your wedding is more of a casual, outdoor affair, have your groom ditch the blazer. Opt for a fitted pair of pants, a white collared shirt and a pair of suspenders. The suspenders tie the whole look together and add a little vintage flair. He could decide to complete the look with a bowtie or keep it simple without a tie.

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