Looking for shirts to wear with green pants?

Here are some stylish options for you to consider.

First, a button-down shirt in a green plaid will add great texture to your outfit. You can wear it tucked or untucked and pair it with jeans or khakis. You could also try wearing the shirt over a pair of pants with a similar color scheme, like green pants and black shoes.

Another option is a simple long-sleeved tee in a dark green shade. Pairing this with khaki shorts will show off your tan and make you look effortlessly cool. And if you want to dress up your look even more, add brown leather shoes!

Shirts to wear with green pants

Green clothes are highly misunderstood.

Men tend to think of them in extreme lights, like military uniforms or leprechaun costumes.

This is especially true of green pants. Since they take up so much real estate on your body, trousers are often treated as a neutral anchor.

Many believe that green is too bold or too difficult to pair with. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Not only are green pants easy to style, but they hold a lot of power. They can be unique but understated, or bold yet flattering.

We’re going to show you how to wear green pants in style. Let’s get to it.

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 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

  • White
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Brown
  • Tan / Cream / Beige
  • Yellow
  • Burgundy
  • Light-pink
  • Navy
  • 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

olive green pants with pink shirt

Olive green pants, pink shirt

olive green pants with beige jacket and white shirt

Olive dress pants, white shirt, beige jacket

olive green pants with yellow polo shirt

Olive chino pants, yellow polo shirt

olive green pant with burgundy jacket and gray t-shirt

Olive green pants, gray t-shirt & burgundy jacket

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

  • White
  • Gray
  • Light brown / Cream / Tan / Beige
  • Light pink
  • Muted red
  • Light blue
  • Yellow
  • 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

dark green pants with gray jacket and white shirt

Dark green pants with white shirt and light gray jacket

dark green pants with pink shirt

Dark green dress pants with light pink shirt

dark green pants with blue blazer and white t-shirt

Dark green pants with white shirt and light blue jacket

dark green pants with yellow Henley shirt

Dark green chino pants with yellow Henley shirt

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

  • White
  • Navy
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Brown
  • 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

sage green pants with light blue shirt

Sage green dress pants with light blue shirt

sage green pants with brown sports coat and white shirt

Sage green pants with brown sports coat and white shirt

sage green pants with navy t-shirt

Sage green chino pants with navy T-shirt

sage green pants with black t-shirt and gray blazer

sage green pants with black t-shirt and gray blazer

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

  • White
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Brown
  • Navy
  • Blue

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

light green pants with blue shirt

Light green pants with light blue shirt

mint green pants with white shirt

Light green pants with white shirt

light green pants with navy blazer and white shirt

Light green pants with white shirt and navy jacket

light green pants with black t-shirt

Light green pants with black T-shirt

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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