Chambray Shirt Two Ways

by - April 22, 2019

Chambray shirts have been part of my closet for years, but until recently I only had them in long-sleeve versions, limiting my chambray outfits to fall, winter and early spring. So when I saw this post featuring a short sleeve version, I decided it was past time for me to find one of my own.

Chambray is so versatile. You can wear it with jeans, skirts, over dresses, tied at the waist, and the list goes on. I ordered this denim camp shirt from Target a few weeks ago. It is ridiculously soft, like I've been wearing it for years. The only complaint I have is that the sides where the front and back panels meet comes up pretty high. That makes it great for half tucking and tying but almost impossible for tucking all the way in unless it's into something high-waisted.

For this first look, I paired the shirt with a gingham skirt. Unfortunately, mine has been out of stock for quite a while but this one would be cute too. I finished off the outfit with some simple cognac wedge sandals. It's a casual look perfect for warmer spring days.

I love chambray tops with almost any skirt. It's a nice medium between a blouse and a t-shirt for when you don't want to be dressed up or down. Chambray works with pencil skirts, feminine skirts like lace, tulle or eyelet, and edgier skirts like leather and suede. I also like them with printed a-line skirts and denim skirts.

I wore this second outfit on a not-so-warm and windy day. A pastel cardigan added just enough warmth from the wind without being too much in the sun. This lilac sweater is so light and perfect for Spring, and it's only $10 right now! Distressed jeans in a darker denim than the shirt kept everything from being too monochromatic. Boots didn't feel appropriate so I finished this outfit with my favorite navy sneakers.

Chambray shirts can be worn with literally any color bottoms, so don't feel like you can only pair them with blue jeans. Try them with your favorite colored denim or even a pair of joggers. And don't be afraid to switch up your footwear. From sneakers to sandals, wedges or heels, anything goes!

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