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How to personalize a tux, blazer, or suit with accessories

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Add an exotic, modern, and feminine touch to a pant or jumpsuit with an Egyptian-style pyramid necklace available at Ttereve (etsy.com/shop/Ttereve).
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Create a chic yet classic look by adding a string of pearls to a suit. This vintage pearl necklace is by Sora Designs (etsy.com/shop/soradesigns).
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Want to dress up a black suit? Colorful Megan Cash ties come in contemporary geometric designs that give a traditional wedding ensemble a tasteful pop of panache (etsy.com/shop/MeganElizabethCash).
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A pink, paisley tie is a subtle and sweet way to play with gender roles. This design is available at Speak Louder (www.speaklouder.etsy.com).
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A subtle bowtie with a thin flair of hot pink will make any groom or bride feel delightfully dapper. This design is available at Pocket Square Clothing (www.pocketsquareclothing.com).
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Brides and grooms looking to play with structure should consider this a leather bowtie by Pocket Square Clothing (www.pocketsquareclothing.com).
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Do you like to play with gender roles? A bowtie necklace is a clever way to mingle traditional feminine and masculine accessories and come in a variety of styles. This design is by the Bowtie Factory (etsy.com/shop/TheBowtieFactory).
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This modern black oxidized sterling silver bowtie necklace is available at Gunnard Jewelry (etsy.com/shop/gunnardjewelry).
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This vintage, mesh bowtie charm and oxidized sterling silver chain is available at Kalosand Co (etsy.com/shop/KalosandCo).
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A watch with a thick, brown lizard strap gives a suit a masculine touch.
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This watch by Ebel embraces two opposing trends: industrial designs and delicate, jewelry styles. It’s the perfect accessory for a bride looking to give a blazer a feminine touch.
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A feminine brooch, like this fairy steampunk design by Lorelie Kay Designs, can give a blazer a touch of whimsy (www.loreliekaydesigns.com).
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A silk scarf softens a structured blazer or trousers. This one is available at Mel Belle Chic (etsy.com/shop/MelBelleChic),
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Need a bolt of playfulness to represent your happy-go-luck personality? This fun tiepin is stylish and subtle enough for a formal event like a wedding (etsy.com/shop/KevinCossDesigns).
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Get romantic with your wedding style by wearing a customized tiepin etched with your partner’s initials. Available at Spiffing Jewelry (www.etsy.com/shop/SpiffingJewelry).
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Look fierce and femme with mother-of-peal cufflinks (etsy.com/shop/CuffsandClips).
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Show your pride by donning a green carnation inspired by Oscar Wilde.
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A pocket square gives any blazer pocket a punch of color (www.pocketsquareclothing.com).
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A pocket square gives any blazer pocket a punch of color (www.pocketsquareclothing.com).
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Pair pearl earrings with a pixie haircut for a strong but feminine look (www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MintAndMade).
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Let your rare beauty shine with uniquely designed diamond studs (etsy.com/shop/YesIDoJewelries).
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Grooms looking for a stylish formal hairdo that looks sharp in a suit should consider a slicked-back side part like Joseph Gordon Levitt.
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Evan Rachel Wood plays pretty with masculinity with a short ’do that looks unquestionably cool paired with pants.
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Suited brides with longer hair should consider an elaborate bride, like this one modeled by Charlize Theron. The end result is a sleek and stylish look.
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Stylish grooms who are looking to break out of the traditional-black-suit box should look to Jesse Tyler Ferguson as a fashion muse. He frequently graces the red carpet in ensembles that boldly play with colors and patterns.
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Stylish grooms who are looking to break out of the traditional-black-suit box should look to Jesse Tyler Ferguson as a fashion muse. He frequently graces the red carpet in ensembles that boldly play with colors and patterns.
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Pants-loving brides who want to sport something a little more interesting than a white pantsuit, should consider playing with textures.
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Pants-loving brides who want to sport something a little more interesting than a white pantsuit, should consider playing with textures.

They say brides have all the fun — they wear a flashy dress with all the fixings while a groom’s only fashion expectation is to show up in a suit. Yet, what if you’re a bride who feels pretty in pants? And what if you’re a groom who doesn’t want to look identical to your spouse on your wedding day?

Small details have given men and women such as David Bowie, Gwen Stefani, Woody Allen, Billie Holiday, and even Kurt Cobain signature styles that set them apart from the pack. Here are some accessory suggestions for both men and women who want to look as dapper as Don Draper or as lovely as Katharine Hepburn on their big days.

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