What to Wear With a Gray T-Shirt?

We don’t doubt that you probably have at least one gray t-shirt in your closet. Gray t-shirts are wardrobe staples that are affordable and stylish, and they pair well with all sorts of styles. You can dress them up or dress them down, wear them in the summer or in the winter, and they’ll serve you no matter what. 


Ways to Wear a Gray Outfit


Here are some foolproof ways that you can style your gray t-shirt:


  • With Jeans 

  • Since jeans are arguably the most worn article of clothing in a guy’s closet, they are a great place to start when it comes to styling your gray shirt. The great news is that no matter what shade or style of jeans is your favorite, your gray shirt is likely to partner well with them. 


    Black jeans and mid-wash blue jeans are a great choice with gray t-shirts, but indigo jeans with a gray t-shirt just can’t be beat. If you have a gray t-shirt that’s of a lighter shade, pull out your light blue jeans, and if you’ve got a dark gray shirt, stick with dark denim. 


  • With a Casual Jacket 

  • The weather is starting to get cooler, which means that it’s time to bring out the jackets. You can keep warm and look great by throwing a casual jacket over your gray t-shirt. 


    You’ll look especially stylish if you pair a black leather jacket with your gray shirt, because you just can’t go wrong when you combine black and gray. 


    Denim jackets are another viable option! And if you’re not into leather or denim, try out a shacket or overshirt for a casual vibe. 


  • With Black Pants

  • A gray shirt with black pants is a classic combination. You can dress the outfit down by slipping on a pair of sneakers or canvas shoes, or dress it up by donning a fresh pair of dress shoes or loafers. It’s a good idea to keep your shoes and accessories neutral, in shades like black, white, or gray. 


  • With a Suit

  • By wearing a gray shirt under your suit, you instantly dress down the look and give off a cool, effortless vibe. It’s likely that you already have a suit in gray or navy, and these are great options for your gray outfit. 


    But if you’re looking for an outfit that goes against the grain, try pairing your gray shirt with a brown suit or one in pastel. 


  • With a Blazer

  • A gray blazer outfit is an easy upgrade from something casual. It’s a surefire way to look sleek without going for the full suit look. For a modern outfit, go for a casual deconstructed blazer that fits well in smart-casual settings, and finish off the look with jeans or chinos and a clean pair of sneakers. 


  • With Slacks

  • Tucking your gray t-shirt into slacks is the perfect way to dress it up. Make sure your gray shirt is in good condition and that it fits well, and the best way to ensure this is to get your gray shirt from Perk’s tops collection. Make a note that a slim gray shirt works best with slim-fit pants. But, if you want to play with modern looks, you can go for tops and bottoms with a wider fit.


    Some ways you can boost your gray outfit is by adding a belt, choosing high rise pants, or rolling up your sleeves to your forearm. 


  • With Chinos

  • Gray shirts pair well with chinos for the same reason they pair well with jeans. Chinos are the perfect article of clothing to pair with a casual t-shirt, and you have plenty of flexibility when it comes to the shade that you choose. Beige or navy chinos are two foolproof options to wear with your gray t-shirt, but there are plenty of other colors that will also do the trick. 


    Commonly-Asked Questions


    Here are a couple questions that people commonly ask about gray t-shirts. At Perk, we’ve got the answers you need. 


  • What shade of pants go well with a gray t-shirt?
        • Since gray is a neutral color, gray t-shirts match pants of all different shades. The most frequently-seen combinations include a gray shirt with blue, black, beige, or navy pants. As long as the shades differ from one another, you could even wear your gray shirt with a pair of gray pants. 
  • Can I wear my gray t-shirt with light jeans?
      • Yes! Gray shirts go well with light and dark jeans alike. Light gray t-shirts are great partners to light-colored jeans. 

    Dressing Your Gray T-Shirt


    It’s never a bad idea to have a few high-quality gray t-shirts available in your closet. You never know when they could come in handy to create the perfect outfit. 


    For more advice on men’s fashion, take a look at Perk’s blog