When you’re picking out a color palette for you and your groomsmen’s wedding suits, grey immediately stands out as a crisp, cool and classy alternative to traditional black. It stands out– telling everyone that you weren’t afraid to think outside the box while still remaining sophisticated. You look at this grey suit and think, “Man, we are gonna look so smooth in our suit rental.”
Until you’re faced with the thought that you need to coordinate your suit with accessories, vests and ties, adding another layer of decisions to your wedding attire that you didn’t anticipate. Gulp.
Don’t stress! Adding pops of color and texture to your wedding suit rental is actually pretty easy, and you’ll be surprised how fashion-forward you’ll feel when you tell your bride that yes, it was you who picked out the periwinkle tie.
If the last time you wore a suit was to your senior prom, you probably don’t remember all of the accessories that can really pull your suit’s look together.
Here are the best choices for your grey suit:
Shirt: Generally you’ll go with a white shirt, but you can also opt for a light blue or light pink shirt to compliment the grey.
Pocket Square: Not just for your grandfather’s suit, the pocket square (or handkerchief) is also a classy finishing touch to your grey suit. See below for color options.
Shoes: Brown or black. Either color works fine with grey.
Belt: Coordinate this with the shoes.
Vest: Go for color (see below) or opt for a textured or patterned grey vest to add some depth to your suit.
Colors for Every Season: Changing the color according to the date of your wedding makes sense — lighter colors evoke touches of spring’s renewal, while darker colors are rich and resplendent in colder months. If you’re getting married in the spring, lavender and light yellow accessories will add soft nuances to your grey suit. Reflect the summer’s bright sun and waves by using peacock blue or bright yellow accents. A fall wedding would allow you to mix dark purple or dark green accessories to evoke a lush outdoor scene. Winter calls for cozy indigo, navy or black to contrast the cool grey of your crisp suit.