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Wedding trend alert: Vibrant accessories for guys

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Hey guys! Go bold for your wedding

Gone are the days of guys being in the background — at least aesthetically — when it comes time to walk down the aisle. We’re sharing some stylish, bold, get-noticed accessories your groom-to-be is sure to love.
Pink bow tie on tux

Silk tie

aqua-hued woven silk tie

If your guy is unsure about making too bold a style statement, start him off with something small yet noticeable. We love the look of this aqua-hued woven silk tie that would look ultra-dapper against a white shirt (neimanmarcus.com, $195). If you have any shades of blue in your wedding colors, we suggest urging your guy to add this tie into the mix.

Leather brogues

DSquared2 leather shoes

While you might not want your guy walking down the aisle in neon green shoes (depending on your wedding colors, of course), a nice way for him to add something bold to his look could be these ultra-chic DSquared2 leather shoes with a get-noticed neon sole (farfetch.com, $534). Bold-soled footwear is a simple but stylish way to add a playful twist to any outfit.

Reversible leather belt

Fendi yellow leather belt

A neutral wedding day look can easily be given a bright boost with the help of a belt that does more than hold up a pair of dress pants. Nudge your groom-to-be in the direction of this bold Fendi yellow leather belt that also happens to be reversible (saksfifthavenue.com, $350). He can sport the brown side when he’s not feeling so bold.

Floral bow tie

Duchamp floral bow tie

There’s just something sexy about a man in a bow tie, so why not up the ante with something that goes beyond the basic colors? If you have a guy who’s willing to brighten up his look, see if he’ll try on for size this Duchamp floral bow tie (bloomingdales.com, $130). The fun print and punch of color will go a long way toward giving his wedding day look a little something extra.

Paisley pocket square

bright and whimsical Ralph Lauren pocket square

Large doses of paisley can be overwhelming to the eye, but in smaller doses it’s a great pattern to use to add a splash of something extra to your look. Case in point: this bright and whimsical Ralph Lauren pocket square in a mint green paisley print (ralphlauren.com, $95).

Suspenders

Suspenders

Not just for farmers, suspenders can actually be a stylish way for men to mix up their look, especially on wedding day. We’re partial to this vibrant printed pair in red and purple with leather trim (luisaviaroma.com, $183). They may look loud, but with a neutral shirt and jacket, they'll offer just the right amount of pizazz.

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