Previously (see last post here) we talked about ways for you to look great at your wedding this Fall. But we only covered the rehearsal dinner and the wedding. Guess what, there is more! A stylist can help you look great for all the weekend events. Here are the top things to know when plannig attire for a series of events.
Today, it’s all about the welcome dinner and the goodbye brunch.
Welcome Dinner: When you pull together your gear for this event, think about four key elements: blazer, shirt, pants, and shoes. You want to be comfortable and casual, but you can also look stylish without too much work.
Pants. For this event, I am going to recommend you wear … jeans! It seems surprising, but nice jeans are the perfect casual, dressed up look. To be clear, these are not the jeans you throw on to watch the kids play soccer. These jeans are nice. These jeans need to be dark blue, slim fit or regular fit. What about your hip skinny jeans or the pair with all those rips like Kendrick Lamar’s? Nope, not tonight! Also, they need to fit, not sag – nobody wants to see your Calvins. Not sure where to get a pair? The Banana Republic has a great selection.
Shoes. These are important. You can’t just wear your work shoes to an event like this and make the “Wedding Best Dressed” list. Consider a pair of brown boots, like a Chukka style or a Brough. If boots are not your thing, consider rocking a pair of Cap-toe Oxfords or a Monkstrap. You really can’t go wrong with style or prices if you go with Florsheim, Johnston & Murphy or Kenneth Cole. Shoes don’t have to be expensive – look online at Zappos or visit DSW, where they often carry these brands.
Shirt. If you want to keep it simple, go with a white button-down shirt, tailored or fitted, like this one.
If you want to have a little more fun, step up the style with a print shirt or even just choose a shirt in a warm Fall color, like a dark orange, dark brown or even a subtle gray. This Robert Graham in light blue is an excellent choice.
BONUS STYLE POINTS: Want to add a bit of flair? Be unique. Grab a shirt with a French cuff and throw in some stylish cufflinks. Some of my favorites are from Eastern Market in DC – you probably have some vintage stores near you – or check out Etsy online. Cufflinks are about personal style, so buy what makes you happy.
Blazer. I love the look of a nice tweed blazer in the fall. You can’t go wrong with either a brown or blue tweed. If tweed is not your thing, stick with the blue or brown color scheme – look for blazers at stores like Polo or this one from the Banana Republic. Just make sure you stick with 2 -3 buttons on the jacket.
BONUS STYLE POINTS: To make a real impression and stand out in a subtle but classy way, incorporate a pocket square. Pocket squares add a real pop of style. How to pick one? No stress – select any solid color pocket square that includes at least one color in your outfit.
Farewell Brunch: Back to the relaxed look for this morning after event – which is usually casual and hopefully includes a bloody mary bar.
Throw on those jeans from the welcome dinner and any pair of shoes from the list mentioned at the start of the blog. For the top half, you have some options, the two classiest of which are a nice polo (but please not Under Armor or Nike branded polos – save those for the gym) or a fitted t-shirt with a cardigan. Either option will look fine for a morning brunch.
OK, Gentleman after reading part 1 and part 2 of these blogs you are all set for your 4-day Fall wedding extravaganza. You now have some great ideas for every event.
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