What to Wear With a Black Shirt - Outsons (2023)

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Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA

Your wardrobe is probably packed with all-black pieces, isn’t it? Luckily for you, you don’t have to be an expert to figure out how to style or wear a black shirt. For many of us, black shirts are super easy to add to our everyday style + they look amazing once worn to formal & sporty events. If you’re running out of some outfit ideas & you are trying to find the inspo, we will teach you how to style the perfect black outfit from your wardrobe.

What Goes Good With Black Shirt?

Luckily for you, black shirts can complete any look & any vibe. Pairing-upblack shirts with an entire-black outfitshould be your go-to if you are into casual & stylish looks. Also, all-black outfits are the easiest to pair-up, which means that your search for the perfect pieces or shoes won’t be hard or exhausting. Go for a black blazer, a button shirt, as well as skinny black jeans, and you will adore this look!

What Colour Pants Does A Black Shirt Go With?

You probably own many different black tops & shirts. If you’re wondering how to pair them up and what is the perfect pair of pants, try to go for:

  • Black skinny jeans – if you are trying to achieve a casual & sporty vibe, and if you love all-black outfits.
  • Dark navy blue pants – if you want to add some color & dimension to your outfit.
  • Light beige pants or chinos – if you are trying to make your outfit look smart or business-casual.
  • A denim pair of pants – if you want to wear something super casual for everyday events, also appropriate for your work.

Top 8 Different Ways To Wear A Black Shirt

1. Black Shirt With Leather Black Jacket

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You probably have a black leather jacket in your closet, don’t you? Well, a black leather jacket will complete any look and is a must-have item for the fall season. Once paired along with a black shirt, this fit can be worn to casual everyday events. Complete the look by going for a pair of black leather gloves and don’t button-up your shirt. Rather embrace that fearless & casual fit.

2. Complete All Black Outfit With Cozy Jacket

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A thick & cozy black jacket should be your go-to for the winter season. It looks so beautiful with black shirts, and it will take you minimal time to style it! Go for a pair of black pants & pull them high-up to your waist. Don’t forget a pair of black sunglasses which will block the light, and you will love this style for simple everyday runs & relaxed events.

3. Black Sleeveless Shirt With Denim Shorts

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If you are someone who is all about casual & sporty pieces, you will love wearing a pair of shorts with a sleeveless black shirt. This outfit screams summer and should be worn by athletic men, or guys who prefer simple & sporty essentials. To finish your look, go for a pair of green shoes or gray sneakers and wear them mostly when you don’t have time to pre-plan your outfit.

4. Black Shirt With Formal & Thick Beige Coat

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Are you trying to wear your black shirt to work? Maybe you have a wardrobe filled with many different shirts & shoes that you don’t know how to make semi-formal? If that is the case, we have a solution for you – a beige coat! Your search for the perfect formal outfit does not have to be hard. If you throw on a beige coat on top of your all-black outfit, you will look professional & will look a lot more cohesive than you’d think.

5. Casual Black Shirt With Black Sunglasses

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A black dress shirt and a pair of black sunnies are the perfect combos for a date. Men who love to wear a blazer on top can also reach for it in this case. Don’t forget some stylish jewelry since it is required if you want to achieve that masculine & easy-to-remember vibe. Try to wear a black shirt unbuttoned, and don’t forget some matte black glasses if you are out during the day-light.

6. Black Casual Sweater With A Beanie

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Wear your favorite beanie along with a sweatshirt or a sweater. The search for your perfect comfy outfit does not have to seem impossible – simply look at this outfit. You can wear a black shirt along with a pair of black sweats, or with denim pants. Either way, this look is what you need if you are someone who is all about cozy pieces & you prefer to feel comfy over anything!

7. Casual Black Shirt With White Stylish Hat

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Are you someone who loves to play sports? Are you into baseball? Or maybe you love to wear hats & caps? Either way, you will adore this outfit. Try to pair a black shirt along with your favorite black pants or skinny denim jeans, but go for white shoes and a white hat to complete this stylish wear. Men who love to wear sunglasses should also go for a pair in this case since it will add-up to the sporty vibe of your outfit.

8. Black Shirt With Grey Joggers For Casual Wear

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White shoes go beautiful when you wear a black shirt on top, but also when you add some grey elements. This is the perfect way to make your Saturday night outfit work! By pairing up your high-quality pieces and ironing them, you will actually look like you’re ready to go out at any point! Make yourself cozy in this outfit and wait for that phone call, and then enjoy your time with your friends.

What Can I Wear With A Plain Black Shirt?

The best choice when it comes to wearing your plain black shirt is throwing on some denim elements, or go for an all-black outfit. A pair of dark blue denim jeans would look amazing for the spring, while skinny black jeans and a black leather jacket will never go out of fashion.

On That Note

And now you know what to wear with a black shirt! Both men & women can easily make these outfits work since black is such a universal color & a versatile choice. You can pair it up with your favorite black jeans, but also with your sturdy denim jeans! Just make sure that the rest of your outfit (and its colors) look cohesive before you head out the doors. Focus mostly on adding stylish jewelry & sunnies than on your pants or shoes.

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Jamie Wilson

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