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What Colors Go Well With Tan Pants

what colors go well with tan
sweater: Anthropologie (available pre-owned here and here), pants: Good American (available pre-owned here and here), booties: Caslon (similar ones here and here), earrings: similar here, ring 1: Aurate, ring 2: Aurate

Tan or camel clothing is a cornerstone of a scrumptious fall/winter wardrobe. Tan is a neutral. It’s versatile and truly timeless. Although nothing states sophistication like a tan luxe sweater or camel coat, it can be a tricky color to put next to the face for many skin tones, mine included. Most tan clothing is just too similar to most people’s skin color. This is what makes tan pants a great avenue for incorporating the color into your closet. Anytime a color doesn’t work next to your face, I always advise wearing it below the waist. Just make sure the tan color you choose is not too similar to your skin tone, otherwise it can look like you are pantless. Try to select a tan a few shades darker or lighter than your skin color. Now let’s talk about what colors to wear with your tan pants…

Need a pair of tan pants? Check out my post on the Best Camel Colored Pants

What Colors Go Well With Tan

what colors go well with tan

Tan is a super versatile color because it’s a neutral, although a lighter tan can pair with more colors than a deep tan. For reference, the tan pants I am wearing are considered a deep tan color. Generally though, and in no particular order, here are all the colors that pair well with tan…

  1. Black
  2. Navy Blue
  3. Christmas Red (aka Scarlett)
  4. Cream
  5. Sunny Yellow
  6. Blush
  7. Forest Green
  8. Deep Turquoise
  9. Chocolate Brown
  10. Burgundy (not shown on my graphic, sorry!)
  11. Charcoal Grey

Colors Not To Wear With Tan

It depends on whether you have a light tan or a dark tan, like cognac, but generally, you want to skip overly light colors like optic white and lavender as well as colors too close to the color tan, like mustard. Here is a good list of what colors to avoid with tan:

  1. Bright White
  2. Lavender
  3. Mustard Yellow
  4. Bubble Gum Pink
  5. Light Grey
  6. Purple
  7. Indigo
  8. Orange
  9. Incredible Hulk Green

What To Wear With Tan Pants

what colors go with tan pants
black sweater: Bloomingdale’s (similar here & here), pants: Lafayette 148 New York, mules: Kurt Geiger

Below are all the sweaters and tops I’ve come across this season that will pair beautifully with your tan pants. Enjoy!

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Sweater Polo

colors that go well with tan pants
Quince $79.90

Sizing: XS-XL

Material: 100% Grade-A Mongolian cashmere

Joe’s Ruth Sweater

best colors to wear with tan pants
Joe’s $288 $173

This sweater is available at Joe’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale’s.

Sizing: XS-XL

Material: 70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Faherty B.Yellowtail Lodge Cardigan

what colors go well with tan pants
Faherty $298

This cardigan is available at Faherty.

Sizing: XS-XXL

Material: 100% cotton

Frances Valentine Spencer Crewneck Sweater

colors that go well with tan pants
Frances Valentine $368 $171

This sweater is available at Frances Valentine.

Sizing: XS-3X

Material: 40% Angora, 20% Lambswool, 20% Nylon, 20% Viscose

Sézane Damien Jumper

what colors go well with tan pants
Sézane $150

Sizing: XXS-XXXL

Material: 52% Alpaca, 31% Polyamide, 15% Wool, 1% Metallic fibers, 1% Viscose

Farm Rio Shiny Stripes Knit Sweater

what colors go well with tan pants
Farm Rio $210 $168

This sweater is available at Farm Rio and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Sizing: XXS-XL

Material: 80% acrylic, 12% nylon, 8% metallic

J.Crew Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater

what colors go well with tan pants
J.Crew $118 $59.99

Sizing: XXXS-3X

Material: 72% viscose/28% polyester

Bodysuit and Lafayette 148 Photos by Dayley Photography

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Colors That Go Well With Tan Pants From Years Past

I originally wrote this post on colors that go well with tan pants years ago and update it regularly due to its popularity. I’ve left these photos below for nostalgic purposes. Whenever I update older posts, I love to hold on to a collection of images as a bit of a time capsule so we can watch how our style evolves.

Revolve Madison Turtleneck Sweater

colors that go well with tan pants
Revolve $64 $16
Sizing: XS-L

Material: 100% acrylic

Hugo Boss Open-Knit Striped Sweater

what colors go well with tan pants
Hugo Boss $495 $346.50

Sizing: XS-XL

Material: 74% Cotton, 26% Polyamid

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