How to Mix and Match Groomswear

A relaxed, yet polished look that all your groomsmen will love!

Mix and match groomswear is probably one of the most enduring wedding style trends in recent years. This look oozes the kind of relaxed sophistication that so many couples want for their big day, and, better still, affords you the flexibility to cater to each individual groomsman’s personal style and preferences. The downside? Styling this look is trickier than you'd think! That's why we love the current wedding collection by Benetti Menswear, which has been carefully designed to feature complimentary colours and fabrics, and many of their suits are available in both classic and tailored fits. If you're hoping to create a mix and match groomswear look, this is the simplest way to do it, because the team at Benetti Menswear have done most of the work for you already!

The Alexander suit by Benetti Menswear

How to Mix and Match Groomswear: Our Top Tips

Before we share some of our favourite mix and match groomswear ideas with you, we wanted to share our top tips for styling this look!

    • The goal with this look is for the groom and groomsmen to look uniformed, but for everyone to express a little bit of personality!
    • While you want each groomsman to feel comfortable in his look, there needs to be some cohesion in terms of colour, fabric or style of suit. Otherwise, you may as well let the groomsmen wear whatever they want!
    • When it comes to mix and match groomswear, you want to pay close attention to the levels of formality that go along with various styles of suit. Tuxedos, for example, don't mix and match well with the more casual two/three-piece suits, so it's best to stick to one or the other.
    • Neck ties and bow ties, on the other hand, are easy to mix and match!
    • Always start with the groom and what he'd like to wear. The groomsmen suits should be inspired by the groom's look, but not match it exactly.
    • Some colour combinations are more difficult to style than others, for example, blues and blacks, or greys and browns. If you're not confident in your styling skills, it's best avoid these combos!
    • A great way to add polish to your mix and match groomswear look is to incorporate a matching accessory that every member of the groom's party wears - a tie, pocket square, smart brogue shoe, or even a colourful pair of socks!
    • Floral boutonnieres or buttonholes are incredibly useful if you're doing mix and match groomswear. No matter how you've styled your guys, matching boutonnieres will help tie the looks together.
    • Still not confident styling your groomsmen? Remember, you can always ask the staff in your chosen groomswear outfitters for help - they'll be happy to assist We've got a handy list of our favourite places to shop for wedding suits here.

How to Mix and Match Groomswear: Our Favourite Ideas

To help you create your own polished-yet-relaxed look, we've rounded up some ideas from the current wedding collection by Benetti Menswear.

The Simon suit by Benetti Menswear

1. Blue and navy is a foolproof combination, but adding beige into the mix takes it to the next level. Plus, having three colours in your palette gives your guys more freedom to personalise their look!

The Simon suit by Benetti Menswear

2. Sometimes the simplest looks are the most effective! Blacks, charcoals and dove greys always look sharp together, and this look is easily lifted with the addition of boldly colourful ties or pocket squares, which may or may not match the bridesmaids dresses!

The Julius suit by Benetti Menswear

3. Check fabrics are easier to coordinate than you'd think, particularly if you source your separates from a brand like Benetti Menswear. The key is to select one or two checks maximum, and choose a minimal colour scheme, like the blue and navy featured above.

The Johnny suit by Benetti Menswear

4. Navy, petrol, cobalt, cornflower - blues of all shades look great together. Style your groomsmen in at least two different shades of blue to give them a relaxed, mix-and-match look.

The Bobby suit by Benetti Menswear

5. Inverting the colours in the groom's and groomsmen's waistcoats is a really simple way to keep the whole party looking consistent. Want to informalise this look further? Why not ask each groomsman to source their own colourful tie?

The Alexander suit by Benetti Menswear

6. Don't be afraid of textured or printed fabrics! If you've chosen a fairly safe colour scheme of blues, blacks, or browns, there's plenty of room to experiment with tweeds, cottons, and even a printed tie or pocket square!

The Elton tuxedo by Benetti Menswear

7. More formal groom's parties can rock the mix-and-match look, too! We love the idea of tuxedos in different colours, in this case, wine, grey and black!

Like what you see? Benetti's wedding collections are available to shop here.

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