Need a look for your warm weather day out of the office? Go with some navy shorts and look casual cool. Have a dinner date after work? Refined men of style know how to amplify these elements. The choice of charcoal pants accentuates the base color of this gray light jacket on which the herringbone pattern lies.
Let this be a lesson to you when you pair any blazer and pants. Since this outfit accentuates the neutral base of this outfit, you can feel free to emphasize the accent colors of this outfit with accessories. Here we kept things pretty tame down low with dark brown shoes and navy socks. Then we rounded the look out with a solid gray, knit sweater to create contrast and match with the jeans. Last on our list of blazer color rotations, the soft sophistication of ash gray. Played up with a gentle, light pattern, this look can be easily paired with a dark pair of pants to show contrast, and is even easier to find shirt or sweater pairings for.
Accessorize this outfit with a pop of color in your pocket square like we did, and if you need to dress it up further, you can pop a dark vest underneath with a light gray tie to match your blazer. Lucky for you, all of the jacket and pants combinations you see above, can be found at BlackLapel.
My husband and I are going to an outdoor wedding in southern California in a week. Thanks for reaching out! Hopefully, we can help provide some clarity as to the best way to handle this situation. As far as answers go:. Shorts can work, and more and more men have been starting to incorporate this look, at weddings too! This article on how to wear shorts with a blaze r should be especially helpful to you. We would still suggest to instead go with a solid dress shirt and blazer combo.
Going shorts and button down only is treading the line of too casual for a wedding format. If you can persuade him, try and persuade him to tack on a blazer to his shorts look for the ultimate compromise. Otherwise, since a suit is technically a matching dress pant and jacket, any other alternatives would be to wear dress pants and a blazer that are different but work together well — this piece will help you out with building a look. I am going to a wedding rehearsal dinner.
I want to wear my charcoal herringbone sports coat. Can you give me a recommendation for shirt, pants, and shoes as well as anything else that might make it look timelessly stylish? I was thinking Levis indigo jeans they fit me well and some black buckskin shoes that have a boot bottom with a button down shirt unsure of color. But, it could be any combination of those along with something else or none of those and something completely different paired with the sport coat.
For reference, I am 57 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weigh pounds. Any help is very much appreciated! I really need help!!! With dark grey being the color and khakis being the dress code, what should I do? We advise you try to find a pair of khaki pants that are very light in color, similar to a sand color.
Then, while a light gray blazer would be superior, pairing the light sand khaki pants with a white shirt and a dark gray jacket to match your date is totally fine.
This will bring the whole look together perfectly. Hello, I have got a printed blue blazer with black tuxedo type collar. I has got the leafy print in yellow and orange shade. Which color shirt and trouser will be the best match for this color. That is quite the blazer good sir. As far as shirts go, keep it light and keep it basic. In this case, a light blue. Hi, Please advice me for choosing right combination for wedding. I have dark brown short length , please suggest what should be the color or pant and shirt pocket square and shoes,.
Hie I own a light grey blazer with reddish orrangish checked lines. So what color shirt and trouser and shoes should i wear. For both blazers, stick to our rule of white or light blue dress shirts onl y. With the dark brown blazer, we recommend dark blue pants like Look 2 above. Mimic that outfit for some guaranteed style. I have black coat and grey pants. So can you suggest me any color for the dress shirt which will suit with the pants and coat?
These colors are all in the same family and will give you a sleek and minimalist look. I have fullneck black sweatshirt with check black and silver blazer I am stuck what color wear in pants I have choice of off white cotton pant or khaki or blue chinos what you recommend?
Honestly, neither of those pants will look good with your sweater and blazer. For a better idea of how to wear a sweater with a suit or blazer, head here. This is kind of a newbie question. Whats your take on wearing pants vs chinos? Where does one exactly cross the line when going from casual to formal. Lets say the whole combination is to be worn in an office setting.
The answer is it depends. Chinos are definitely a rung lower on the formality ladder than dress slacks. The trick is matching the pants to the formality of the office. If the office is generally a suit and tie place but has a casual Friday policy, then a jacket, dress slacks and a dress shirt without a tie is appropriate.
If, on the other hand, the office setting is more casual, then chinos, a jacket and a more relaxed Oxford cloth shirt would work. Some blazers look better with chinos than others. Finally, consider the color of the chinos. Darker chinos look dressier. White and light khaki colors have more of a beach look so they are, by nature, more casual.
Some of the brighter colors like yellow and pink have a distinctly preppy vibe that is likely to be inappropriate for a dressy office. And, it probably goes without saying, but embroidered chinos with, say, whales on them, are a no-no for any office. I want to wear Black blazer with Red printed shirt and dark chocolate trouser. I have black trousers too but i do not want to wear it for fitting reasons. What advice do you want to give me.
There are a lot of different directions you could take, but we would suggest you start with a tailor. If those pants can be altered to fit, then your problem is solved. You can wear the black suit all together. Earthy brown tones are infinitely more versatile than black, which pretty much only pairs with white, grays and subdued colors. After all, when have you seen a stylish, guy in a suit with a printed shirt or a red shirt? Our suggestion is to go with a classic, and foolproof, white shirt or, if you want to work in some red tones, try a pink shirt , which makes a killer pairing with dark brown.
For a jacket, replace the black with either a khaki, which is neutral so it will pair well with any shirt and still look good with the dark brown pants. Aside from this one outfit, a jacket like this gives you a versatile, useful piece in your closet. Hello, I recently purchased a sport coat in what I can only describe as being a French blue with fine light grey medium window pane plaid.
The buttons are medium brown in color. I am having a very difficult time deciding what color pants to wear with it. Regardless I will wear a white shirt. Khaki or navy chinos would also work with as well. If you need to dress up a bit more, dark to medium blue dress slacks will match. What would look best with black slacks, black shoes and a light shirt for an October wedding?
I have several shirts, but my favorite is a royal blue checked shirt. These are the key points a stylist focuses on to build outfits. Do you have any facial hair? The answers you seek are looking back at you in the mirror…literally.
Hey I have a royal blazers with black shirt and pants but I have been brain storming on which colour of shoes that I should pair them with to look fabulous,.
It will create a nice contrast against your dark top half. If you go with a black shoe, you might blend in once the sun goes down. We have an article addressing this question you should check out! Also, be careful with that black shirt. Alright, I have a black blazer and white top. What pants color should I combine with? Does red tie combines with white top and black blazer? And, does dark blue shirt combines with a black blazer? The best pant color for the black blazer in our opinion is gray.
Matching with a cool gray or a patterned pant like this. The black suit is very situational, but if you choose solid gray pants, pick a tie like a hunter green, patterned gray or even a navy tie. As for your shirt question, we beg you to reconsider a lighter choice, a white or light gray would match perfectly. I have two questions: Can I wear a navy blue suit with a navy blue trouser and then a navy blue vest that has stripes with a maroon tie and brown shoes?
Secondly, Can I wear a navy blue suit with navy blue vest with a maroon tie and a maroon trouser then with brown shoes? Please tell me which is better and why and also suggest any other combinations. Sure you can wear those outfits, Chideha. It goes without saying but just for the record, we are not the fashion police. In fact, the fashion police are just an old wives tale. You can wear whatever you please. They sound fine as abstract concepts.
As you can see above, we were very specific in our explanations of why these outfits work. Those are the things to look for to create harmony in your outfits. For advice on which particular colors to wear, the key is not focusing on whether the clothes match each other, but whether they look good on you. What should you look for in the mirror? Go for a dark grey bottom, doing so will accentuate your blazer, giving it a lighter feel and flashing the texture and details that may be overlooked.
I have a biscuit color summer 2 button blazer, I am confused on the color of the pant I should wear, so need your expertise on the pant color? That jacket, along with its darker brother, the Rye Brown jacket , is a neutral earth tone. As you can see from how we styled those jackets in the photos, you can really run the gamut from navy blue pants to white jeans. So what specific pants should you wear? The good news is, you know the answers to all of those questions and, with the help of those articles we linked you to, you can put together combinations for days.
There are literally hundreds of answers to that question, Sandeep. As you can see from the pictures Black Lapel Blazers page navy blue pants and a white shirt can be mixed and matched with almost anything. The important thing is whether the colors of the clothes match YOU. To apply the principles to yourself all you need is a mirror and to read these articles: Pink and gray generally complement each other.
Black and pink is not as strong of a combination. Black tends to make lighter colors look too strong and you can end up with a jarring contrast that clashes. But if you learn anything from reading The Compass, let it be this: You could put the most perfect color pairing together and still not look that great. How do YOU look? What color hair do you have? When you start with those things and pick your clothes to match you, two things happen.
We call this dressing from the inside out. How do you learn to do it? These will set you on the path to timeless style. Can you plz tell me the combintion of pent shirt with bright maroon-red colour blazer?
And one thing more plz give combinations for a day farewell party in schoo. The bad news is, the key piece of information we would need to help you figure out what looks good on you is what you look like. The good news is, Instead of giving you a random recommendation that may or may not work for you, we decided to show you how, armed with only a mirror, you can pick the perfect shirt every time. My attire is limited to plain white or black thin striped with grey long sleeves, black or grey pants, and a grey necktie.
Black seems too common. And I might consider buying new shoes too so can you recommend a color for that also? Thank you for your time. Do your clothes fit your proportions well?
Do you have hair or are you bald? We call it dressing from the inside out and it is the secret to choosing clothes that make you look good. All black and gray is not only restricting. Our rule of thumb, as you saw if you clicked on the link to the article above, is to pair your jackets and your hair. Hi I have a dark beige color blazer, what color of pants and shirt to wear. So the question is what goes with dark beige? There are almost infinite possibilities, Mike, way too many to name in a comment.
Rather than starting with a random object from your closet, always build your outfits from the inside out. Make sure your clothes match you, then the rest will fall into place.
Those are much more important starting points. This kind of dressing from the inside out is the key to what makes well-dressed men look so great. I saw on pinterest from inspirations style a gentlemen wearing a brown gingham checker blazer, white shirt, brown polka dot tie, brown pinstripe pants and vest. Does this combination of patterns go together?
Most guys think mixing patterns is way more complicated than it is. Sure you can mix three patterns like a stripe, a check and a dot, as long as you understand scale. There we explain how simple combining patterns can be. I am looking for ideas for attire for my fall season wedding. Could you recommend good pants and tie colors to suit the occasion and the look? Generally speaking, brown coordinates well with blue, so blue pants, a blue shirt and a tie with blue in it will probably work.
You, on the other hand, have all the answers looking back at you in the mirror. We call this dressing from the inside out and we highly recommend you learn the basic rules of dressing from the inside out before building an outfit for your wedding. Basically, you just have to take a good look in the mirror and build your outfits based on what you see.
For a full article about dressing from the inside out check out How to Choose Clothes and to go more in depth with specific examples, check out Pick Shirt Colors That Match You. But Look 3 shows you how to handle a check jacket. If the base color of the jacket is charcoal, try charcoal gray pants.
I have a work holiday party where you are expected to dress up more than our usual business casual. I have a dark grey blazer and am thinking a lighter grey pants with black shoes. I want to stand out a little and feel my bland red, blue, and orange solid ties will blend in. I have a light blues shirt but am not opposed to buying a new shirt and tie. Our recommendation, either go all the way with the modern minimalist look and wear a white shirt and black or gray tie or dress in the colors that work with you.
The minimalist look will stand out if you do it right. Wearing clothes that fit not with a bunch of colors on them , is how to stand out. A more colorful approach could work, though. Just be sure to limit the color palette to one or two colors and make sure that those colors work for you. How do you know whether they work for you or not?
Start by checking out our guide to dressing from the inside out and picking shirt colors that work for you. These articles are great for building a wardrobe, but useful for building a single outfit that looks great on you. I have a light grey blazer as well. Should I wear white or a light blue shirt? Also, what color tie? We recommend the white shirt. There we explain how to always make the smart choice when it comes to picking a shirt. Give that a read. Not to oversell it, but it will change your life.
If your blazer resembles this one, take cue and pair it with a white dress shirt and black tie. I will be outside and it will be hot. Are there any tricks that I should know where I could possibly show up with a tie and blazer and possibly take them both off if I notice that the atmosphere seems to be a bit more casual?
Our baseline answer is: Your Summer Suit Solution. Next, we recommend looking at the different parts of your outfit that can contribute to your overall temperature control, like your shoes, which, as we discussed in our story about Suede Shoes For Summer , can make a big difference.
I just purchased a brown and black houndstooth sport jacket with a bit of a plaid pattern. Also what color shirt would go best with this outfit? True, combining black and brown is generally frowned upon. As for shirts, a white shirt will work with everything. But for more options, focus more on what goes with you than what goes with your other clothes.
If all of your clothes are in harmony with your own coloring, the matching will, largely, take care of itself. NEVER wear black with brown.
Black can be worn with taupe or even tan but never chocolate brown. Also, brown is a very unpopular color suit. Brown is good in a casual look like maybe a brown leather jacket. Anything dressy like a suit with a tie should not be brown. That went out 40 years ago. Awesome guide blacklapel, thanks! My date is wearing a black and egg shell colored dress.
Your input would be great! This sounds like a fun event and the outfit sounds sharp. The black and white top and bottom idea is a high degree of difficulty, though. I have a full suit of black color.
Ah the black suit. Has there every been something so many guys own that is so hard to wear? I have a black sports jacket. I was think a pink short sleeve shirt it light tan pants. The black jacket is throwing us off, Daniel.
Black and pink creates a start contrast that will overpower almost any wearer since black makes any saturated color look really strong. Two color families is a little more difficult but can be cool.
Making the jacket and earthtone say a dark, textured brown would tie in to the tan pants and let the pastel in the pink shirt become the accent of the outfit. But once you get into three distinct color families, things go downhill and the outfit starts to look like a hodgepodge.
I have a normal black jacket. Can I wear it with gray dress pants? This outfit was cruising right along. Then, suddenly, a yelled and blue dotted tie ran out into the road, the outfit swerved and crashed and burned. The addition of yellow and blue seems totally…well…out of the blue. For this monochromatic outfit, stick with a black or gray tie. If you do add a color, stay way from hard contrasts that clash like yellow and go with muted tones like a burgundy tie.
I have a reception wedding to attend tomorrow night. I have a dark maroon valvet blazer.. Which shirt I should pick? And yes , I am a bit fat.. Sure, but black jeans are asking for trouble. But the pinstripe pants without a jacket? Not so sure about that one. Take a look at the photos above for some other inspiration. Peach is a nice color and it was trending in menswear over the summer, usually in the form of a linen suit.
If they wedding dress code requires you wear a jacket, then definitely wear a jacket. A lighter, better color combination with peach is gray. Do you have a light or dark preferably light gray jacket you could wear with this outfit instead? If so, we think that will suit you the best.
Sorry Saahil, we have no imagination for what color this blazer is and what it looks like. A picture or example would be more helpful here. I have a white shirt from Eton and a pair of beige chinos from Hilfiger.
Im having a hard time finding a blazer to go with this look. This depends on your style and also what the occasion is for this outfit. Wear the classic navy blazer with gold button s. Try a brown blazer with a subtle pattern. Are you a style guy? Need a more business casual look? Opt for an interesting blue blazer. I have a shawl lapel black shiny blazer and matt dark grey pants.. What kind of shirt would look good? Some tough love, here John: Black blazers are pretty limiting to start with.
And invest in quality. If that means you spend a bit more today, think of it this way: We hear ya, Chuck. By the way, have you seen our latest collection? I have a dark emerald green jacket and dark brown trousers, what colour shirt would you recommend? I was thinking light pink. A light pink shirt would look nice with the dark brown trousers, but adding a emerald green jacket on top of that is too much. Emerald green and brown are both strong solid colors, so you should decide between two dress shirt colors that go with virtually anything: Hope this helps, Joe.
Jacket Appears solid charcoal blue from a distance. It is actuall small grey checks with blue stripes running through How can I dress up for a new dress down with jeans. This sounds like a great blazer and appropriate to pair with jeans. Other shirt options could be a light blue dress shirt or oxford. Hi, I have a black trouser, white shirt and black and black wingtip dress shoes.
Can I use camel or gray blazer? What color shirt and tie could be used? I have a black pants, white shirt and knitted ties. A gray blazer would be a good choice? What could wear shirts and ties? Yes, the gray blazer is a good choice here. In the photos of examples of article blazers have patterns, it is mandatory? Tweed, herringbone, houndstooth, ect. Or plain blazer okay? Patterns give your look personality but many guys stick with plain solids because of an irrational fear of mismatching.
Patterned jackets are nothing to be afraid of. As we noted in look three, patterns can make matching easier because they give you more colors to work with.
If you have a jacket with gray and brown and burgundy accents, Gray pants, brown pants and burgundy chinos all complement it nicely. So, no, it is not mandatory that you wear patterned jackets, but it sure does make things easier and more stylish. Does navy blazer and cream pant match prefectly?
There is no such thing as matching perfectly, Asmatullah. Some combinations work better than others, but the truth is the colors of your clothes matching is only a small part of dressing well. The much more important thing to keep in mind is how well do you your clothes match you. When you break that up it breaks up the whole look and makes you look like you forgot half of your suit. I have light beige color blazer. Can you advise any good combination of pant, shirt and tie with it?
Using the rule in Look 2 above, you can try bringing more brown to town. With a pair of dark brown slacks and white dress shirt, your light beige blazer will have a very complementary outfit.
If you need help matching shirts and ties, read more here. We like this pair of pants with a shirt with a small blue pattern. Since beige is a more summery, casual color for a blazer, you can even think about foregoing the tie on this outfit. That spots are part of the material. I got a plain black shirt and dark blue denim jeans with lite shades patterns over it. Would you prefer me any other better combinations that would be better for my blazer so that I could wear it for my cousins wedding ceremony.
I am a guy with cm height , Lil over weight and medium colour. Both of those items are too casual for the occasion. Instead, wear a white shirt which works with everything and some dress pants in gray, blue or black. These two changes will dress your look up appropriately and keep you looking sharp.
Would we recommend it? That tie will disrupt the color harmony by introducing black into an otherwise earthtoned outfit. Swap it out for one that does not include black for a safer bet.
Of course, all of this has nothing to do with how it will look good on you. Orange and blue is a high contrast combination with two very strong saturated colors. This can come off a little gaudy. A medium blue jacket and orange chinos and loafers might be great for a walking tour of Milan this summer. Wearing it to work at a law firm? Once you decide on that, the trick is not to focus on the color combination in a vacuum but to look at the colors on yourself.
For more on this, check out our article on dressing yourself from the inside out. Not to oversell it, but it will drastically change the way you see the world! What are the rules for matching textures? I have a pair of textured weave dress pants. Does the blazer have to have the same texture or stitching? Jon, the Unsuit is its own rule-breaking category of clothing. Most of the looks in this article are a mix of plain and textured weaves.
Should I buy it, if I did what should I match it with, all I could think of is white shirt with tassel loafers. I also found pinstripe light navy pants, what would I match those with jackets.
There are so many factors that go into your purchases, from style to budget to fabrics to quality of construction to how they fit into your current wardrobe, to wear you plan to wear them, etc.
What looks good on you may look awful on someone else and vice versa. Instead, we all need to learn to dress from the inside out. Dressing from the inside out is such a big deal we devoted a whole article to it that we highly recommend: How to Choose Your Clothes: Now, armed with that knowledge, you tell us, do teal dress pants work with your coloring and your existing wardrobe?
Wear those standout teal pants once a week and they start to lose their uniqueness. It may be better to have some basic blues and grays and tans before going out for a spin around the less versatile portions of the color wheel.
As for pinstripe pants, we suggest wearing them with the matching jacket to keep the clean lines of the pinstripes going all the way up and down. Gray pants are the way to go. Look to own sweaters made from wool or cashmere; they do an excellent job of retaining heat and do not add considerable bulk.
The V-neck worn over a tie may also be patterned or textured, but can be solid as well. A quick note on sweater color and pattern — I am an advocate of muted patterns and colors when it comes to knitwear — sweaters that scream with loud color and pattern are too memorable and limited in a wardrobe rotation.
Blues, greens, browns, and other natural tones complement almost any man, match well with a wide range of clothing to include the navy blazer, and are easy to find.
Matching Neckties, Pocket Squares, and Belts with a Navy Blazer Finally, a few words on neckwear and accessories that should be worn with a navy blazer. Look to keep the tie you wear with a navy blazer sporty; woven silks in polka dots, bold stripes, and other simple patterns do this grandly, as do knits of silk or wool. The bow tie with white shirt and blue blazer looks sophisticated on the few men who know precisely how and when to wear it, but goofy on most everyone else.
Beyond ties, any pocket square that harmonizes with the rest of the outfit adds a dash of style to a blazer. For belts, follow the old rule: That means brown with brown shoes, although it can be a different shade of brown, and black with black. It is perhaps the best investment a man can make in his wardrobe, as it doubles the available outfits a man has each morning when he gets dressed. This is the easiest part.
Black or any shade of brown shoes — merlot, oxblood, walnut, etc. Sometimes it is very hard to find good content on this topic.
I like navy blue blazer. Thanks a lot for this beauty Enjoying article with me. I am appreciating it very much! I am going to attend wedding ceremony this summer and I have bought navy blue color blazer with a black shirt. I feeling very confused. Any idea what type of blazer the first model the man with the sun glasses carrying the books is wearing?
Hey Jason — typically since Navy and charcoal are both neutral colors, having a third color that pops will work.
A blue blazer and khaki pants is a fail-safe combination, for work and more casual occasions alike. Here is a collection of outfits with this exact combination.. Moreover, as a neutral color, tan coordinates well with most other colors. Find great deals on eBay for khakis blue blazer. Shop with confidence. Blue Jeans – Blue jeans look best when they lighter than the blazer jacket. The problem arises when the hues match up too closely as from a distance it can look like a suit. The problem arises when the hues match up too closely as from a distance it can look like a suit.