June 7, 2013

fashion friday

The words ‘denim shirt’ used to evoke horrible images of the best forgotten 80’s ‘denim on denim’ trend, but the new generation of chambray shirts inspire creativity in me. Made from a thinner fabric, and available in varying shades of blue, a chambray shirt should actually be a staple in your closet simply because of how versatile it is, giving you maximum cost per wear.

Using j crew’s version as the base here are my favourite ways to style a chambray shirt:

first look

Perfect for work, but also suitable for after-work drinks, embrace ‘denim on denim’ by mixing in bright colours and a piece of statement jewelry.

how to style a chambray shirt / lifeinblush.com

second look

Dress up a traditionally casual piece of clothing by pairing it with a sequin skirt. Monochromatic styles and metallics are very on trend right now so I chose silver for the accessories and shoes in order to let the shirt/skirt combo take center stage.

how to style a chambray shirt / lifeinblush.com

third look

Heading out for weekend brunch or want a more laid back approach? Style the shirt with lace shorts and booties for a polished and ‘effortless’ look.

how to style a chambray shirt / lifeinblush.com

If you’re anything like me, I used to stand for what seemed like hours in front of my closet each morning wondering what to wear, but once you have key staples mixing and matching becomes a cinch.

Thanks for joining me this week everyone, have a great weekend!

  • margie,

    Looks so easy when you know….now we do!!! Thanks for all the tips this week.