Preppy to the Max

By Shannon Gallagher

A most recent trend that has been taking over younger men’s style in their late teens and twenties is called “preppy.” This means men are wearing button-down long sleeve shirts, pastel colored pants, and attractive belts and boat shoes to match! It is making young women all over the country swoon over these gentlemen’s’ elegant color choices and relaxed, but professional looks. If this is the style that men are choosing to wear daily, why not put this gorgeous trend into groomsmen’s outfits in wedding parties?

First, the best way to style the groomsmen is to make sure they are all on board for this preppy trend. It’s a great idea to make sure each of them has their own input so they feel comfortable in the clothing. Next, you might want to match the groomsmen with the bridesmaids, so be sure to find out what color dresses the women are wearing in the wedding so the outfit colors can be coordinated together. A fun way to incorporate the preppy style is for the men to wear a matching pastel colored pant with white dress shirts. This presents a very summery look!

                                             Photo found on theweddingscoop.com

                                             Photo found on theweddingscoop.com

Another style that looks really great on the groomsmen is having colors match in the men’s outfits but not be completely the same. In the photo below, you will see that the men are wearing all of the same colors but have differently styled ties to make each groomsman stand out. As long as the color scheme is the same, this style will look wonderfully put together!

                                             Photo found on greenweddingshoes.com

                                             Photo found on greenweddingshoes.com