Inexpensive Options: Grooms Edition

It's that time again! Inexpensive wedding attire options for el groomo.

A current trend that I totally support is the choice of many couples to have the groom wear a really nice suit instead of a tuxedo. I totally agree with this choice for a number of reasons:

1) Every guy needs one good suit.
2) It used to be that the cost of a nice suit would run you the same as a down payment on a new home. But not anymore! Major retailers like Target, Walmart, and Macy's are carrying lines of nicely cut but affordable suits.
3) A bride in a full tulle ballgown does not look mismatched next to a groom in really good-looking and well tailored suit.
4) It's summertimetime – relax. Now is the time to sport khakis, light wool, or even lose the suit jacket!

So today, I am showing you three options for the groom – all under $150.00.

Option #1 (Total Cost of Outfit – $60.00):

Old Navy Loose-Fit Cargos in Khaki – $20.00:
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Wear these cargo pants as long pants, instead of shorts, for a more "mature" wedding look.

Old Navy Textured-Stripe Shirts in Bright White – $20.00:
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Wear it with the sleeves rolled up and several buttons undone for the classic surfer dude look.

**LAYERED OVER**

Old Navy Vintage Sports Tees in Heather Gray – $10.00:
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A bit of subtle red color in the graphic on this tee helps to give it a leg up on your plain, ole ordinary undershirt.

Old Navy Striped Flip-Flops in New Black – $10.00:
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Finish off this simple summery look with these colorful flip-flops.

Option #2 (Total Cost of Outfit – $127.96):

Target Blazer in Khaki – $47.99:
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**PAIRED WITH**

Old Navy Everyday Straight-Leg Khakis in American Twill – $20.00:
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A simply cut summer weight suit in a slightly darker shade of khaki makes this combo work for a garden reception or a informal church wedding.

Old Navy Dobby-Stripe Dress Shirts in Cabot Cove Stripe – $24.50:
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Wear this with a couple of the top buttons undone and the ends untucked for a cool, summery look.

**LAYERED OVER**

Target Stand Tall Tee in Aqua – $17.99:
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Worn under the shirt above, this tee has fun graphic (perfect for summer) and a pop of color (perfect for a party).

Target Jack Driving Moccasins in Brown – $17.48:
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A great casual-ish shoe to finish off this casual-ish suit.

Option #3 (Total Cost of Outfit – $014.66):

J Crew Clayton Chino Jacket in Black – $49.99:
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**PAIRED WITH**

J Crew Regular-Fit Essential Chino in Black – $49.50:
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**PAIRED WITH**

Old Navy Poplin Button-Front Shirts in Bright White – $15.00:
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The classic black suit and white shirt combo but, when done in these summer weight fabrics, perfect for your tailored summer wedding.

Target Microfiber X-Long Tie Gift Set in Orange – $16.99:
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Finish off this summery look with a simple tie in a colorful pop of orange.

Target Richard Dress Shoes in Black – $17.48:
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Thanks to its detailing, this simple slip-on style shoe is a tasteful addition to this outfit.