Few things are more eye-catching that the color purple. A purple t-shirt is a great color to wear with a lot of different types of pants, depending on the shade of purple of the t-shirt. Different shades have very different effects on the eye and different shades have different pants that will look best when paired with them.
A t-shirt that is any shade of purple will match a pair of jeans. Jeans are extremely versatile articles of clothing, just like t-shirts. The two of them together always go perfectly, no matter what the shade. They can be worn together with the shirt tucked in, un-tucked or with a sweater or jacket worn over the shirt.
If the purple shade of a t-shirt is a deep color without red undertones, it may fit well with a pair of black pants. Put the two together to determine whether your exact shade will look good with these pants. If they don’t work well together, the shade may have too much magenta in it.
If your purple t-shirt has red or magenta undertones, you can try pairing it with a pair of tan pants. Tan pants can be dressy or causal and can be worn to a wide variety of occasions. A purple t-shirt worn with tan or light khaki pants will give the outfit an interesting look that isn’t likely to be worn by anyone else in the room.
If the purple of the shirt is a very light purple, such as a light lavender pastel, the shirt may work well with a pair of white pants. The light purple and the white will be a good match for each other for an outfit that is light-colored all over.
It may be possible for you to find a pair of pants that is the same shade of purple as your t-shirt if you look long enough. You will likely have to take the t-shirt with you and do this in person, however. There are so many shades of purple that a near match may actually look worse than pairing the t-shirt with pants of a completely different color.
If you don’t want to pair your t-shirt with a pair of jeans, tan pants or black or white pants, there may be another option. Take a close look at the color of the t-shirt. You should be able to tell what the undertones of the hue are. If you are unsure, hold something red next to the t-shirt, then something blue and something yellow. Whichever of these colors looks like it goes well with the t-shirt is the color of the undertones.
You may be able to find a shade of pants in that color to wear with your purple t-shirt. It may not be as conventional as pairing it with a less-noticeable pair of pants, but it will give you another option when choosing an outfit to build around your purple t-shirt. It may also mark you as an interesting, creative dresser with a unique style.