Wearing black suit with yellow shirt

Most men wear a black suit only with a simple white shirt. Nothing wrong with that but it is pretty simple and boring. Black is one of the easiest colors to pair, it can work with basically any color you want.

A black suit works great with colors like maroon, pink and purple, so you don’t have to stick to black or white-colored shirts when wearing it.

If you are not going to a wedding or a formal event then you should try playing around with different shirt colors, it will make you more stylish and improve your fashion sense.

In this article, we will talk about one such combination which most men don’t even think of trying, a black suit and a yellow shirt.

Can you wear a black suit with yellow shirt?

Yes, you can wear a yellow shirt with a black suit but you have to be careful while selecting the shirt as the wrong shirt can ruin your outfit.

This is not a popular pairing option and there is a reason for that. Black and yellow don’t go well together especially in a formal outfit.

It is very easy to mess up this outfit and that is the reason why most men avoid wearing them together.

But if you pick the right shirt it is possible to wear this combination without making a fool of yourself.

It is one of the most difficult combinations of black suits to pull off so if you want something safe then this is not for you.

if you want to play it safe then you should stick to colors like pink, white, blue, or maroon.

But if you want to try something unique then a black suit and yellow shirt could be a good option for you.

how to pick a yellow shirt to pair with a black suit?

It is very important to pick the right yellow shirt if you want to pull off this look.

The most important thing to keep in mind while picking a yellow shirt to pair with your black suit is its color or shade.

The basic rule is that you should avoid bright and vibrant colors in a formal outfit, especially when wearing a suit. So what I suggest is to pick the dull or lighter shades of yellow as they work great with a suit.

Don’t go for the bright yellow color shirt as it won’t work with a suit no matter how hard you try.

And it goes without saying that your shirt should be solid and should not have any patterns on it.

what color tie to wear with a black suit and yellow shirt?

This is not a combination that works well with ties and that is why I would suggest you stick to a no-tie look.

But if you want to pair it with a tie then you can consider adding a simple black tie to the outfit.

The bottom line:

A black suit and yellow shirt is a combination that is very difficult to style and that is why most men avoid pairing them together.

But if you know what you are doing then you can make a great outfit with these two and with the help of the things mentioned above you should be able to pull off this look without any problem.


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About the author

Dylan is a Men's fashion and image consultant, He is also the man behind Dapperclan. He is extremely passionate about fashion and wants to help men style and look better.