Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Smart casual wear demands a pair of formal pants. Usually, guys love grey pants as well as black trousers since they are the easiest to throw on, as well as pair with your outfit. In our article, we will share ten different ways on how & what to wear with grey pants and will show you outfits for many different occasions. Do you need a wedding garment? Casual & classic attire? We got your back! Just continue to read & find your perfect wear!
What Goes Well With Grey Pants?
Grey paints will look beautiful in many different colors. Your shirts, blazer, socks as well as ties should be:
- Neutral beige/khaki colour
These top 5 colour options are the best choice for many different outfits. However, if you don’t want to follow these fashion trends, you can experiment with some other colors. However, know that these five are a bulletproof-solution.
What Shoes Do I Wear With Grey Pants? Top 7 Options
Black can look so good when you mix & match it with anything! Your favorite light grey suit or your grey pants will look good with black shoes. Super light grey pants will look amazing with the right shade of shiny black.
Burgundy shoes and a light grey suit/trousers will look amazing. Do you enjoy these lighter hues? This is a good choice if you fancy bolder options.
3. Light Brown
Go for light brown shoes along with light grey trousers/pants since this fit is classy & very professional. It also looks amazing with the right black blazer.
Navy shoes can be rare to find & style, but wearing them with light grey (or even dark grey) pants can look perfect for a wedding or some other similar formal event.
Wear a pair of white shoes only during the summer season. This way, they won’t get dirty but will add a classic & business-formal vibe to your look.
Beige suede shoes are a killer choice for grey pants. This outfit is office-friendly, especially if you go for chinos. Try out some fun accessories to bring this look to life!
7. Dark Brown
Lastly, take your smart outfit to the next level by going for dark brown shoes. These look beautiful once you pair them up with a blazer, as well as a grey cardigan.
What Shoes Should You Stay Away From?
As you can see, there are many colors to choose from. However, the real question is; do you own these shoes in your closet? Well, no matter what you do, you should stay away from green, gray, orange, red, & pink. These are beautiful shoes, but not that subtle nor appropriate for this outfit combination.
Do Brown Shoes Go With Grey Pants?
Yes, they do! Your brown shoes will look beautiful once you dress-up your outfit. Just make sure you don’t go for a walnut color with dark charcoal, this can look a bit off.
Top 10 Different Ways To Wear Grey Pants
1. Formal Grey Blazer With Grey Pants And Brown Shoes
Do you need a smart outfit for a wedding? Try to wear a pair of grey pants along with your black leather tie, and a stylish watch. Don’t forget a white dress shirt and grey blazer, as well as brown shoes to finish off the look. You can opt for both sandals or ankle boots with these grey chinos.
2. Grey Pants With A White Shirt & Stylish Shoes
Are you someone who loves casual outfits? How about you pair up a simple white shirt and skinny grey jeans? Wear these with your favorite sneakers & enjoy this outfit when going for a walk on the weekend.
3. Dark Grey Pants With A White T-Shirt
If you want to wear something casual, but not too uptight, go for this combo. A white T-shirt and grey straight-leg pants are beautiful on their own. However, go for some stylish Adidas sneakers and black sunglasses, as well as a black leather bag to complete the look.
4. Grey Jeans With Converse And White Top
Men who love Converse shoes will live in this outfit. It is sporty & relaxed, perfect if you’re taking your dog out for a walk, and if you prefer simple pieces + simple colours.
5. Formal Grey Blazer With Black Shirt & Grey Pants
Maybe you need to suit-up? Are you a fan of button-down shirts, as well as a bit of neck-tie action? Try to wear this grey blazer and this grey outfit with some black leather shoes & a black tie. The best & most-classic color to wear with grey outfits is black, so make sure you suit-up if you’re off to a formal dinner, wedding etc.
6. Grey Suit With Casual Shoes & A White Shirt
This is the perfect definition of smart-casual, and should be your go-to with a pair of sneakers! Men who love comfy footwear, yet who are trying to make their menswear work will love this blazer jacket along with white sneakers. This outfit is perfect for the office but is also a must-have for a date.
7. Dark Grey Formal Blazer With Black Shirt And Black Shoes
Women love when guys wear a black shirt along with their grey suit. This colour combo is phenomenal + perfect for important and business-related events. The best shoe to wear with this outfit is a black boot or some oxfords. You can also go for a blue shirt if you’re tired of all the black outfits and enjoy it wherever you go.
8. Smart Casual Grey Pants With Polo Shirt
A pair of grey loafers should be your go-to with check print grey pants, or with a pair of charcoal pants. This outfit is minimalistic yet can make a huge impact once you pair it up with a grey blazer on top.
9. Grey Wool Coat With Lighter Grey Jeans And A Tie
If you need a stylish outfit for the winter, try to wear a pair of grey pants with a sweater and a wool coat. Any shoe color can look good with this outfit. Just make sure you pair it up with your tie and try to wear a stylish watch to complete the look.
10. Grey Pants With A White Shirt And Black Sneakers
There are many shades of grey that may interest you. However, this dark colour may look the best once paired up with black sneakers, a blue shirt, or a white dress shirt. Try to wear grey or black cardigan on top, and don’t forget to wear a black belt with these pants.
Do Grey And Green Go Together?
Yes and no. Let us explain. There are many different shades of grey. Some are darker, others are light grey, and some are charcoal grey. If you want to wear a green piece along with your grey pants or your blazer, this is the only way to do it:
- You can wear a dark green shirt under your grey suit and blazer
- Stay away from bright & tacky green colour options
- You can make green socks or a green tie look beautiful when paired along with your grey suit or pants
On That Note
Matching your favorite grey pants is a simple task! Well, as long as you follow our guide. There are many versatile outfits that you can create, especially if you approach your wardrobe the right way. We advise that you consider our ten different styles and that you pick one that is ideal for your style & preference. The best colour to wear with grey is often black, but you can step out of your comfort zone & play around with some different colour options that we reviewed in this post.