The Best Pants to Wear With a Black Shirt

Thalita Ferraz // Last Update: March 11, 2022 // 0 Comments

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Black clothing is often intimidating because it’s so bold. It’s notoriously worn for funerals and in business therefore it’s often seen as a more formal color. Of course, that isn’t the case every time and it’s actually very versatile in fashion. 

Some women, though, have mastered the art of wearing black shirts. I’ll admit, I’m a huge fan and will often resort to a black top- especially in evening wear. Black, like white, is super universal!

You’re not alone though if you’re one of those who love the idea but can’t figure out new or fashionable ways to wear yours with different types of pants! I’m here now to talk a bit about the best pants you can wear with a black shirt!

1. What Color Pants to Wear With Black Shirt

There isn’t a color of pants you could pick that wouldn’t work with a black shirt. There may be some shades that aren’t the best because they’re too close to being black (such as a dark navy or dark brown) but ultimately your complete fashion freedom is there when it comes to black tops.

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Since I mentioned brown and black, I had to show you. Have you ever looked at a leopard or cheetah and thought “well that animal’s coat looks ridiculous, it doesn’t even match?” No. That’s because it totally does match. 

Like this outfit above, brown hues look great with black (especially the lighter you go)!

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Also, don’t be afraid of patterns! Checkered and plaid pants look amazing with black tops.  I actually have a post talking about checkered pants outfits, be sure to check that out!

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Some are afraid to wear black on black, but as you can see there this black top with black leather leggings is flawless.

2. Best Jeans to Wear With Black Shirt

When you think about the different types of jeans that are out there, they’ll all work amazingly with a black shirt. Distressed jeans, mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, boot cut jeans, bell bottoms, straight leg, you name it. They all look great.

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One of the biggest trends this year, though, has been mom jeans. This black tee you see tucked into a pair of mom jeans is probably the most simple outfit you could ever put together. 

She added a belt for some extra oomph and some awesome fur lined mules to match. Sneakers, heels, whatever shoe your heart desires would work here!

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Skinny jeans are a popular go-to jean, so here is a cute yet simple look with a slightly oversized long sleeve black shirt with a pair of denim skinny jeans and Chanel shoes.

I like to wear skinny jeans with tops too, like in this Perfect Fall Coat Outfit.

3. What Color Jeans to Wear With Black Shirt

The color freedom is there with black shirts!

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Black on black I think intimidates some of us ladies! But here is a cute example of a black top with bell sleeves, tucked into a pair of black bell bottoms and black heels!

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Red and black are super popular together, so a cute polka dot black top with a pair of burgundy jeans and nude heels makes for an ADORABLE fall or winter outfit. Can’t you see wearing this at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? I can.

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Wearing army green jeans with your black tops will never ever let you down either- all year. I like her addition of the brown belt, it ties in some more neutral color to it and would be great with a matching bag! Black boots for the win here, too!

These jeans with a pair of black heels and a black tank top would be so cute for a summer night out look! 

Just like colored pants, patterned pants, and jeans, you have the freedom to all of the types of pants to wear with your black tops too! Leather, linen, joggers, harem, wide leg, culottes, etc. all look amazing with black tops. 

Hopefully if you were questioning what pants to wear with your black shirts, you’re no longer uncertain! Which was your favorite look? How do you style your black shirts? Tell me in the comments below!

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