Summer blues: Chambray

via theStyleCrusader

Now this picture shows real happiness. The ecstatic Londoner is telling her friend that she’s been spotted by a London street style blogger, The Style Crusader. She looks great, of course, in her double-denim outfit of a chambray top with denim shorts, leggings and animal-print pumps. Chambray is hot again and lots of style darlings are snatching up this year’s fresh take on the classic. When I first saw that chambray was back, I wasn’t so sure about it. My last chambray shirt was an over-sized, button-down from J. Crew in the 90’s, which now resides in my “painting clothes” pile. But now, having seen the streamlined tunics, tanks and modernized tops, I’ve having second thoughts about it.

Chambray is one of those fabrics that it’s hard not to love . It’s got all the bluesy coloring that you adore in your jeans, but it’s infinitely softer and lighter, with the drape and airiness of cotton that’s been washed over and over again. It’s easy to mix into your closet too, because it goes with all of your summer neutrals, like black, white, gray, khaki, army green and navy. If you are interested in a classic button-down look, two great ones would be J.Crew’s Denim Utility shirt, $88 or Vince Oversized Roll-sleeve shirt, $185. Otherwise, here are some new shapes that caught my eye. Just click the picture to see more details.

Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

Before I go, have one question on my mind about this topic. Are you going to wear your chambray with denim and go for the double-denim look? Leave me a comment and let me know. I’m truly curious.

Have a great day!

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3 responses to “Summer blues: Chambray

  1. I love chambray with white pants or capris as the temperature rises in Dallas. It makes me think “beach.” Also thrown over a cami in hot weather for restaurants where the AC is down low. Over jeans, belted wide or narrow with a T shirt underneath.

  2. Denim is always a staple in fashion. The light weight Chambray has to offer will be a huge Summer trend.

  3. Super great read! Truely!

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