If you’re still scrambling to figure out what to wear to a summer wedding, rest assured that we’re happy to help. Weddings are all about keeping things clean and classic as a guest — that goes for both your behavior and your ensemble. It’s best not to upstage the bride and groom on their big day, so the below picks are guaranteed to help you look great, feel great and blend in with the crowd (in a good way). Don’t forget your gift, and certainly, don’t forget to bring along our picks for what to wear to a summer wedding.
The Suit: Todd Snyder White Label Sutton Ice Blue Linen Jacket and Suit Trousers – $596
If you’re heading down south — or really, nearly anywhere in the summer — for a wedding, you’re going to be dealing with heat and humidity. A heck of a lot of it. But it’s best that you suit up and look sharp — breathable, finely crafted linen is your best friend in that regard, and this ice blue suit from Todd Snyder is seasonally appropriate in color and construction. Plus, it’s definitely investment-worthy.
The Shirt: Todd Snyder Spread Collar Dress Shirt in White – $125
We told you it was all about keeping things classic, right? And this clean white dress shirt, featuring a tailored fit and 100 percent cotton, is the ideal four-season dress shirt. That being said, it’ll still look great for a summer wedding (and you can even wear it for your travels the day before to save on packing space!).
The Tie: The Tie Bar Latte Knit Tie – $25
While you could certainly reach for a vibrant floral tie when wearing a crisp white shirt and linen suit, a brown knit tie has a bit of continental, European-inspired flair. Particularly in a surprisingly versatile shade of tan (or “latte”), it’s a cool look up against the ice blue suit.
The Pocket Square: The Tie Bar Linen Pocket Square – $15
Again, you could add a little flair with a colorful floral pocket square, or you could stick with an utterly classic navy tipped pocket square in a seasonally appropriate linen fabric. The choice is yours, but either option should suitably complement the crisp blue suit and white shirt.
The Belt: J. Crew Leather Dress Belt – $68
Don’t let your accessories slip when you hit up a summer wedding — right? And there’s no way you slip if you pick up a simple, nicely made dress belt from J. Crew. Just as with your favorite chambray shirt or slim chinos, this leather belt should prove surprisingly versatile.
The Shoes: Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Cap Toe Oxford – $395
When in doubt about what to wear or what to pack, reach for a crisp, clean pair of cap toe oxfords from the revered footwear makers at Allen Edmonds. They’re not that flashy, but that’s a good thing — they’re a great option for any wedding, from Florida to upstate New York. And what’s more, they’ll last for years to come.
The Watch: MVMT Watches Rose Gold/Brown Leather Watch – $120
If you’re investing in your dress shirt and suit, it pays to look for a budget-friendly, yet crisply designed leather dress watch. The dark brown leather strap and rose gold case should play nicely off the latte knit tie, while at the same time matching up perfectly with the leather dress belt and dress shoes. Consider it a perfect-yet-simple finishing touch.