What Color Pants to Wear With a Dark Gray Blazer

Kathryn Hahn wears a dark gray blazer with black pants to a red carpet event.

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The dark gray blazer is a superb jacket to have in your wardrobe. It's versatile, chic and will add structure to almost any outfit, making you look more polished and put together. With a neutral blazer like this, you have lots of freedom in terms of what color pant you can don. Go bold and show off your expert style with exciting new colors, or keep it simple and pair basic colors with your blazer.


Black is a great go-to when you are looking for a pairing for the color gray. Black pants will slim your legs and allow the attention to go to your upper body and your chic blazer. This is a more conservative look, so it works well for the office or a tame event where you simply want to look polished and put together. Plus, all the neutrals give you total freedom to accessorize with color.


Blue, in really any shade, will match your dark gray blazer. Try navy blue for a neutral look or royal blue for some extra pizzazz. Go for any type of fabric and don't hesitate to wear pants with more than one blue hue, like a striped pair. This means your blue jean collection is fair game for matching with your gray blazer, giving you an endless supply of outfits for any jean-appropriate occasion. This look is ideal for casual nights out or even daytime activities where you want to add a little sophistication to an otherwise casual ensemble.

Solid Brights

Go bright and try a bold hue like yellow, red, green or any other color of the rainbow. As long as you keep the top beneath your blazer a neutral color and/or pattern, you can easily pull this off. With gorgeous pant colors like mustard, brick or emerald green, you'll look really savvy and fashion-forward, but you wont need to stray far from your comfort zone to achieve the look.

Multi-Color Prints

If this sounds a little crazy to you, rest assured, it can be done. Just stick to a slim fit that isn't skintight. Try a tiny print with only a couple of colors so you're not drawing too much attention to the pant. A small leopard print or subtle stripes containing two hues works well with a gray blazer.

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