The process of tying a shirt is somewhat similar to the process of tying a balloon. Simply pull the shirt tight, wrap the fabric around two fingers, then make a knot. The whole process of tying a shirt on the side can be completed in just a few seconds.
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.
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.
A black shirt is in itself a fashion statement, so it is best to stick to neutrals where ties are concerned, choosing a black, gray or white tie. For certain occasions, brightly colored ties can work against a black shirt.
A range of colored ties can complement a blue shirt, including red, pink, white and gray. The key to matching a tie with a blue shirt depends upon the actual shade of blue of the shirt itself.
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.
While black pants and a blue shirt technically do not match, they are very often worn together. Mixing black and blue successfully depends mostly on the shade of blue chosen.