A dress can be made out of oversized button-up shirts, t-shirts and sweaters by pulling the neckline of the shirt to the top of the bustline and then wrapping the sleeves around the body. Those who do not know how to sew can easily make a no-sew dress from a large shirt.
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.
Black pants match well with shirts that are brightly colored such as white, red or royal blue. Shirts with bold patterns also look good with black pants.
A number of colors pair well with green. The hue is ideal with neutral colors like tan or cream, or it can be paired with basic shades, such as black and white.
Dress up a T-shirt for a girl by using iron-on transfers, fabric paint, fabric trim, patches, jewels and other embellishments to showcase one of her favorite activities or passions. Alternatively, use changeable accessories such as pins and brooches to add temporary flair.
To iron dress pants, fold the pants in half so the seams align, and then iron the inner legs before the front of the legs. You need a steam iron with a burst setting.
White, tan, beige, cream, mint green, sage, light blue, baby pink, pale yellow, light red and light purple colored shirts all work well with brown pants. Despite brown being less forgiving than other colors, stylists have plenty of ways to avoid a mismatch and not get bored.
Colors that make stylish accompaniments to brown pants include mint green, turquoise or teal, light blue, periwinkle and some shades of purple. Other colors that may be worn with brown include mustard yellow, golden yellow, pale yellow and cream or beige.
Most dress shirts, especially if they are cotton, can be washed in a washing machine and then dried on a low-heat setting or hung out to air dry. While dry cleaning is an option, it is not always the most effective.
Shirts in neutral colors such as black, white, gray and navy go well with olive pants. Although the earthy tone of olive also anchors splashes of color, luminous or bright shades should be avoided.