Green is an excellent pants color for men who want something different that stands out. But what can you wear with green pants? How do you make them look good?
What goes with green pants?
Green pants go well with neutrals like white, gray, beige and black. It also matches with analogous colors yellow and blue, and dark green looks great with pink.
Easy outfit ideas include pairing green dress pants with a white Oxford shirt, brown loafers and navy sports coat, olive pants with a light-pink shirt, or dark green pants with a light blue shirt and a beige blazer.
Read on to find more ideas on what to wear with green pants.
What to Wear with Olive Green Pants
Olive green (a.k.a. army green) is one of the most suitable and easiest shades of green to wear for men, and one of my favorite pants colors. Because it is a muted color, it doesn’t feel obtrusive and almost functions as a neutral. It’s also a very versatile color that you can pair with many others.
If you’re looking for a good combination shirt to go with olive green pants, look no further than light pastel pink. Of course, classic white or light blue make great pairings as well, or you can pair olive green pants with a brown or beige sports coat for an outdoorsy-looking ensemble.
Colors That Go with Olive Green Pants
- Tan / Cream / Beige
- Light blue
- Other (contrasting) greens
Colors to avoid with olive green pants:
Red and Purple. These complementary colors should make a good mask (and actually do look good), but wearing olive green with red creates too much of a Christmas look, and pairing it with purple often ends up too flamboyant and Joker-like. Both these color combinations can be pulled off, but I wouldn’t recommend them for the average Joe to try.
The Best Clothing Color Combinations with Olive Pants
- Best shirt colors to wear with olive pants: White, navy, light pink, light blue
- Best T-shirt colors to wear with olive pants: Gray, white, light pink, light blue, yellow, navy, black
- Best jacket colors to wear with olive pants: Gray, burgundy, beige, navy, black
Outfit Ideas for Olive Green Pants
What to Wear with Dark Green Pants
Dark green pants are another good option for men looking for something different. A darker shade, much like olive, tones the color down and makes it easier to wear.
Dark green pants go with many of the same colors as olive, but will generally look better when paired with lighter color shirts.
Colors That Go with Dark Green Pants
- Light brown / Cream / Tan / Beige
- Light pink
- Muted red
- Light blue
- Light or muted greens
Colors to avoid with dark green pants:
For the same reasons as with olive, red and purple should generally be avoided. While black looks great with richer shades of green, it tends to look wrong when paired with really dark green pants. You should also avoid pairing it with dark brown.
The Best Clothing Color Combinations with Dark Green Pants
- Best shirt colors to wear with dark green pants: White, light pink, light blue
- Best T-shirt colors to wear with dark green pants: Light pink, white, light blue, light gray, yellow
- Best jacket colors to wear with dark green pants: Light gray, beige, light blue
Outfit Ideas for Dark Green Pants
What to Wear with Sage Green Pants
Sage green is a muted shade similar to olive, except it’s less common. The main difference between olive and sage green is that olive has yellow undertones and sage has blue undertones.
Because of these undertones, sage green pants pair fantastically well with blue clothes. If the sage is sufficiently muted, you may also attempt to wear it with a purple or lavender accessory.
Colors That Go with Sage Green Pants
- Light pink
Colors to avoid wearing with sage green pants:
You should avoid wearing sage with red or burgundy, lest you want to look like a Christmas decoration.
The Best Clothing Color Combinations with Sage Pants
- Best shirt colors to wear with sage green pants: White, light blue, navy, light pink
- Best T-shirt colors to wear with sage green pants: Black, white, gray, blue, navy
- Best jacket colors to wear with sage green pants: Gray, brown, navy
Outfit Ideas with Sage Green Pants
What to Wear with Light Green Pants
Light green pants are a bolder choice for men, but they make a great statement piece for spring and summer. You will certainly stand out wearing a pair in a light mint green.
As light green pants are bold enough on their own, you should balance the rest of your outfits with more understated neutral colors.
Colors That Go with Light Green Pants
Colors to avoid with light green pants:
You should avoid wearing any bold and bright colors with light green pants, as the full outfit will feel too loud.
The Best Clothing Color Combinations with Sage Green Pants
- Best shirt colors to wear with light green pants: White, light blue, navy
- Best T-shirt colors to wear with light green pants: Black, white, gray, blue, navy
- Best jacket colors to wear with light green pants: Gray, brown, navy
Outfit Ideas with Light Green Pants
What Shoe Colors Match with Green Pants?
The best shoe colors to wear with green pants are black, brown or white. You can choose any type of shoe from black derbies to brown suede Chelsea boots to white sneakers.
Because green pants already make enough of a statement, you shouldn’t wear shoes in bold or unusual colors like red, pink or yellow. The pants themselves make enough of a statement and you don’t want your feet to draw too much attention.
Now You Know What to Wear with Green Pants
Pull your green pants out of the wardrobe, or go out and shop for one. You no longer need to worry that you don’t know how to match them.
No matter what shade, whether they are light or dark, olive or sage, you know exactly what to wear with green pants.
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