how to wear chambray shirts

Friday, June 18, 2010

Chambray (denim's lighter cousin) is super popular as we told you way back when.  It's a great trend for summer that is so classic that it truly can be worn by all.  Think of it as a more casual white button down shirt.  It can be dressed up or dressed down.  Follow our simple tips for your best look.

We will go ahead and say right out of the gate that we don't love chambray denim with your regular denim.  It can be a little denim overload in our opinions.  If you must, please please stick to super dark denim.  You need the contrast that dark denim will give you.

If you do want to be casual but don't want to do dark denim, try white denim, which is always a popular summer pick.  It looks equally good, if not better, than your basic dark denim.  Not to mention that it is so much more summer-ready.

We especially love chambray with colored bottoms.  It gives your outfit a pop of color that can add some fun to a basic piece.  Be creative and have fun.  We love this simple look from J.Crew.  A pair of flats allow you to run your errands, or add some chunky wedges for a casual night out.

If your office is a little more on the casual side you can rock the chambray shirt there as well.  Tuck it into a black skirt, add your heals and accessories and you have a simple summer office look.

Leave it to Rihanna to give her spin to even the most simple of items.  We love a gal who isn't afraid to show her own style without fear!  She shows that you can take your chambray shirt out on the town in a fun skirt, and funky heals (mohawk optional).

Get your own chambray shirt:
Perfect Chambray Shirt $68 at Madewell

Lauren Chambray Shirt $50 at Ralph Lauren

1 comment:

LifestyleBohemia said...

Great examples! I love chambray shirts with skinny jeans or leggings.
Have a great weekend!

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