If you have been following my blog long enough you know I don’t typically write about weddings, wedding season, or pretty much anything that has to do with weddings. That being said, since I’m getting married this month, I felt compelled to share with my readers my thoughts on dressing up for the special occasion.

Shirts for all tempertures

Peak wedding season runs from June through September, and because of this, the event is likely to take place in a warm location. Assuming this, I recommend something from Express’ performance shirt collection. This vast line-up of tailor fitted shirts work well in the heat thanks to their quick-drying material. It also works great if you need to wash it during a trip so you can use it more than once.

Express dress shirt Express Slim Fit Circle Print Short Sleeve Cotton Shirt Express fitted polo shirt

One good blazer

Don’t over do it by bringing more than one blazer. Assuming the wedding is like ours and lasts all week, the last thing you’ll want to travel with is more than one suit jacket. I recommend bringing one good blazer. Something that works with dress-up and dress-down styles, like jeans and slacks. I’m a fan of the classic navy blue color and is usually my go-to jacket for weddings.

Classic Navy Blue Blazer

Accessorize to stand out

Not that you want to ever take away from the groom, or more importantly the bride, it’s nice to add a little flare to your outfit. Assuming you might be wearing a blazer, I recommend a fun pocket square. Or, if you’re going a bit more casual and just wearing a dress shirt, maybe suspenders.

Fun Pocket Squares
Human Walk

Jeans or pants?

Weddings are traditionally dress-up, however you can certainly pull off a nice jean with a boot or dress shoe. Just don’t go with anything too obscure, like a jean with rips or weird faded colors.

For my wedding week (not my actual wedding), I’ve opted for clean grey and navy blue dress slacks from Express. They work well with the resort attire dress code, and even better, look great in my sandals, penny loafers and dress shoes.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Express. The opinions and text are all mine.