How to wear black patterned t-shirts

Get inspiration for looks featuring black patterned t-shirts from the outfit ideas below.

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Simple colour combos

Striped tees are an easy first step into pattern. Complete the tonal look with a denim shirt and a navy utility jacket, for light layers that still keep you cozy.

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The smart-casual update

This simple smart-casual look proves cargo trousers aren’t just for the great outdoors. The pop of pattern under the half-zip jumper gives this a little boost, while the blue and green combination is interesting and easy-to-wear.

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Smart casual 101

A striped t-shirt and jeans is a perennial smart casual classic. When it's not cold enough for a coat, layer it under a loose blazer and shirt for a pulled-together look.

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Tonal with a twist

Patterns don’t have to be big and bold. This subtle stripe adds a bit of life to this look, but because the jumper, chinos, and trainers are all in tonal colours, the outfit still falls on the smart side of smart-casual.

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Greyscale doesn't have to be dull

There's more room for you to experiment with layering and pattern when you're wearing everything in shades of black, white and grey.

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Off-duty stripes

Lend a little laid-back cool to your smarter get-ups with an informal striped top, and you'll create a look that seamlessly transitions from work to play.

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New points of detail

Use pattern and contrasting colours to create layers within your look. Keep the colours earth-toned and they won't feel overwhelming.

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Play with colour combos

Add variety to your looks by experimenting with contrasts, like a green overshirt and orange trainers. A multi-stripe t-shirt is an easy finish that still adds interest.

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