Currently coveting: Chambray shirt

denim on denim style

This Spring one of my favorite trends is making its way back to us, a chambray shirt, paired with more denim. That’s right. The Canadian tuxedo is all the rage. Here are a few chambray shirts I’m currently coveting and ways to style them.

Last year I suffered a serious (fashion) disaster. My chambray shirt ripped. I can’t really complain, since I did get significant wear out of it, (I may have worn it at least 2x a week for the last three years, without any shame), so I couldn’t even be that upset, but it only took me a day to realize, I would have to immediately replace it. A few weeks ago, I finally found the perfect chambray shirt.

Currently coveting? More like forever lusting after …

I can’t even remember a time when we weren’t all wearing chambray shirts. They’ve been an all season fashion staple for at least the last few years. Not all denim shirts are created equal, and this year we are also wearing them slightly differently.

For example, I love this cropped version. It will be great for warmer weather paired with shorts or even maxi dresses.

As I mentioned one of the most popular ways to wear a chambray button down this season is to pair it with more denim. For an updated look, go for a boxy oversized look like this.

Speaking of Canadian tuxedo, another popular style back this season is the denim skirt. Opt for a longer one with a slit, like this, not the mini skirts of our 20s. 

Another great alternative is to invest in an oversized denim shirt jacket. It’s the best of both worlds. Put your cropped or tight fitting denim jacket away this season and opt for this silhouette instead for a trendy look.

What is the difference between chambray and denim?
Chambray shirt is softer and less rugged, made with plain weave materials. While denim is designed with twill weave and is a bit more stiff—just like a pair of jeans. 

Chambray shirts are pure magic. Shop them below


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  • Reply Krista Williams September 1, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    yes yes yes! chambray is everything. I love it! Great post girl – so many ways to wear it!

    Have the best Labor Day Weekend!

  • Reply Kristen September 1, 2016 at 11:42 AM

    I’m obsessed with my chambray so I can see why you are too!! Great roundup of looks girl!

    xoxo, Kristen

  • Reply Kelsey August 31, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    I am a huge fan of chambray!!! I love all of these looks!

    xo Kelsey |

  • Reply Kait Elizabeth August 31, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    So many good inspo pics! Hugs, Kait

  • Reply Taylor Mobley August 31, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    I buy so many chambray shirts. I honestly have at least four in my closet. They are just so cute!

  • Reply Madeleine August 31, 2016 at 7:35 AM

    I am LOVING chambray for fall as well! Such great inspo. Awesome post!

  • Reply Jessica August 31, 2016 at 7:19 AM

    Chambray goes with EVERYTHING! I wear it all year round!
    xo Jessica

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