I discovered Jared Bailey, of Summers in Newport, on Instagram (@summersinnewport) and quickly became a devoted follower due to his impeccably classic East Coast style. After thinking time + time again how great his looks would be for a preppy + polished groom, I decided to reach out and see if he'd be interested in putting together a few favorite summer looks for grooms to share with you guys. Well, Jared obliged (yay!!) and put the following ensembles together for us while he was on vacation in the Outer Banks. It's all yours, Jared!
"When it comes to summer, the heat can pose a problem as no one wants to sweat out their special day while also sweating out the details and making sure everything is just right. So let’s lighten up the colors and fabrics and go through three looks that can help you get through the day without worrying about what you look like or posing a secret fear of ending up on the front page of GQ’s 'What Not to Wear' page.
Look No. 1 | The Prep.
There is nothing wrong with having a lot of fun on what it supposed to be the happiest day of your life. This combination is perfect for the beach wedding. With a linen jacket, light blue shirt, madras tie and sockless in white bucks, its a win. If you don’t like how I did it, switch out the tie for a bow tie and bucks for some loafers or boat shoes.
Look No. 2 | The Classic.
If you’re slammed with time, lack of preparation, or little funds, there’s no need to spend time and break the bank if you already have a basic light gray or navy suit in your closet. Easy to wear and easy to pair, these basic suit staples are also really easy to dress up and make special for that special day. If you don’t like this look, these suits will also pair well with a pink or blue shirt, almost any tie, and a nice pair of dress shoes. For a more formal look add a red tie and black shoes to a light gray suit. If you’re stressing the day make it easy with something you should already be familiar with.
Look No. 3 | The Seasonal.
Nothing says fun and tells her “I prepared” like a seersucker suit. Although it's more traditionally known for the striped blue and white version, this navy seersucker is one of my favorite suits. Cool like only navy can be, and light as a feather, this suit is for those that want to have a little more fun. Even though I played it safe and paired it with a pink linen tie, consider having some fun and incorporating a gingham or madras tie.
Which look is your favorite? Mine is definitely The Prep but I'm also loving that navy seersucker suit - so chic! Thanks so much to Jared for stopping by and sharing these wonderful summer styling tips! And make sure you stop by his blog for more inspiration for your groom. :)