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What to Wear with a Purple Shirt?
Purple is one of the most exciting colors on the fashion scene right now, and you'd love flaunting it as well. But are you unsure of what to wear with a purple shirt, or which pants, ties, and shoes complement this royal color? Well, this Fashionhance post is the answer to all your questions, so just keep reading.
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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018
Attention all single men!
According to a survey of around 20,000 women, it has been found that women find purple shirts the most attractive when it comes to the dressing sense of men. They are most likely to accept a date if the man is wearing a purple shirt. Well, that should be reason enough to go purple!
It's time to move on from the boring blues, blacks, whites, and grays; it's time to get a little royal! The color purple is totally in trend, and why won't it be? Isn't surprising, with the variety of truly amazing shades it comes up in, and how ravishing it looks!

Most women love purple; it's the men who are afraid of incorporating it in their wardrobe. If the reason you don't wear purple is because you feel it doesn't suit you; you couldn't be anymore wrong. There's a purple for everybody; you can choose from beautiful shades like royal purple, mauve, lavender, lilac, dark purple, and so much more. Another reason for avoiding purple could be something as simple as, "I don't know what to wear with purple?" If that's the case with you, you are on the right page! We discuss the possibilities a purple shirt brings for both, men and women. When you are done reading this page, you'll be able to rock purple in style.
What colors go with purple shirts?
Purple, being a bright color, you can pair it with black, dark-blue, dark-brown, gray, white, and beige. Remember to keep the bottom wear understated so that your purple shirt will be the attention stealer. The complementary color of purple on the color wheel is yellow; but not everyone can carry this look. So, if you are a confidant dresser, or in a particularly adventurous mood, pair your purple shirt with a stunning yellow shorts or skirt. Guys can opt for yellow pants or shorts.
Purple Shirt Outfit Options for Men
Cool Casual!
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Blue jeans, khaki pants, or black pants, you can pair your purple shirt with anything. Darker shades would look good with light-blue jeans or khaki pants, while colors like lavender look amazing with black or dark-blue. Go for colors like white, black, or brown when choosing shoes for your ensemble.
Go Formal!
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Wear a light-purple shirt with your black suit; or pair a plaid-purple shirt with beige trousers. Solid-purple shirts look good with dark-gray or dark-brown as well. A contrasting tie will instantly lift up your look. When it comes to shoes, go with the classics; black or brown. Your shoes should be subtle, but smart.
Outfit Option #1
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A simple solid purple shirt, blue jeans, and white sports shoes make for a trendy casual outfit. Don't opt for very bright-colored shoes, as it will take the attention away from your purple shirt.
Outfit Option #2
purple shirt outfit for men
For a formal look, you can pair a checkered or plaid purple shirt with beige pants, and a nice brown jacket. And yes, nice brown leather shoes will add that formal touch to your look.
What color tie goes with a purple shirt?
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You can opt for ties in solid colors or ones with prints; just remember to contrast it well. Darker shades of purple shirts will look classier with lighter ties in colors like purple, gray, or silver. If your shirt is light, then go for dark-colored ties. Experiment with contrasting textures and prints. Prints in different shades of purple will look stunning on a light-purple shirt.
Purple Shirt Outfit Options for Women
Classy and Casual!
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Just pair your purple shirt with denims for a casual-chic look. Blue or black jeans look stunning with purple. You can also wear fitted shots and a smart belt for a sassy look. When it comes to footwear, black's the way to go! Of course you can match your footwear to your top, or go with neutral, like brown and beige.
Formal and Chic!
formal and chic
A purple shirt will instantly brighten your formal dark-brown or black suit. A fitted black skirt with a purple shirt is another must-try look. Or, go in for a very stylish monochromatic look with a purple shirt, purple skirt, and a bright-yellow belt. Complete the look with stilettos or sandals.
Outfit Option #1
casual purple outfit
Keep it casual with a solid purple T-shirt paired with comfortable jeans, a cool jacket, and a pair of sneakers. You can match your shoes with your shirt, or go in for neutrals like black or white.
Outfit Option #2
outfit option for purple shirt
For a formal look, opt for a blouse in dark-purple; pair it with fitted black trousers, a blazer, and killer purple heels.
We hope that now you have got a fair idea of what to wear with a purple shirt. Just remember, when pairing anything with purple, keep it subtle; let the purple shirt stand out. Keep it stylish!