Just like LBD (little black dress) is a staple outfit in any well-dressed woman’s wardrobe, a crisp black shirt is a must-have piece of clothing for a well-groomed man. There are always ways to wearing a black shirt and keep a few things in mind on how to pair it and with what.
The key to wearing a black shirt is ideally to team it with a different-colored, preferably, a light-colored jacket, so that there is good contrast. Though for some, pulling off black on black works wonders, not all can carry that well. So, it is best to keep your skin color in mind too before going all black.
Black is a classic and prestigious color and symbolize strength and authority. Though it can possibly match up with almost any color, but maybe, too much of contrast at times gives it an aggressive color scheme.
Before deciding to wear a black shirt, it is important to remember that complexion of a person also matters a lot. Though any man can wear a black shirt, but only men with dark hair and anywhere from medium to darker colored skin tone can pull it off well. It is quite simple – the color is not overwhelming on the person and does not create a stark contrast.
Yet another thing to keep in check is to balance the contrast in case you have a fair complexion. For, a black shirt may make your face stand out due to the sharp contrast.
It is best to try and avoid wearing a black shirt with navy-colored trousers or anything with black. Try and tone down the contrast with a light tan colored trouser or jacket or a grey jacket or trousers.
Last but not the least, be a little careful with black and don’t get the pairing up with trousers or jackets wrong.