How Do You Match Shirts and Pants?

Choosing complementary colors on the color wheel is one way to make sure that a shirt and pants match. Colors opposite each other on the wheel are complementary.

There are a few rules to follow to make sure clothes match.

  • Gray tones colors down
  • If wearing a bright shirt, gray will help lessen the vividness of the color so the wearer does not look tacky.

  • Wear a monochromatic outfit
  • Choosing different hues of the same color will help make sure the outfit matches.

  • When in doubt, wear white
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    White matches everything and makes any outfit look pulled together. It matches patterns, stripes and any color under the rainbow.