We were feeling inspired by Madewell’s Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt ($69.50) and styled it a couple different ways over on Polyvore. It turns out chambray’s a bit of a fashion workhorse – you can wear it any way you like, just as you would your favorite denim. We also love wearing it as a layer, open over an ornate, embellished tank for something a little unexpected. But don’t forget it can also pull its weight at the office.
Use these boards for inspiration, or put together your own look. How would you wear your favorite chambray shirt?
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All Buttoned Up by cottonfashion featuring studded booties
The classic look that never goes out of style is the chambray shirt with white hot denim. We can’t get enough of this look, and for good reason: it’s polished, put together, and works for just about everyone. The key here is to amp up your accessories – belts, heels, jewelry and outerwear – so you don’t look like just another face in the crowd.
It’s getting a little too chilly for those miniskirts, so pair your chambray shirt with a maxi skirt instead. Better yet, take advantage of the tiered trend with something that falls a little shorter in front and a little longer in back. We love the pattern on this tribal skirt; the colors are just right to transition from summer into fall.You can tie your shirttails into a knot in front for a cute look, leave it open and wear a white tank underneath, or tuck it into the skirt add the belt for figure-flattering emphasis. The options are endless! Don’t forget ample arm candy and a gorgeous statement necklace to draw the eye upward.
Nothing says summer like stripes, right? From beach totes to ballerina flats and everything in between, there is something so casually chic and timelessly trendy about those horizontal little numbers. Over on polyvore
, our latest obsession, we put together a little set of our favorite stripes. So, in the interest of “keeping it all in line,” what are your favorite ways to wear this look?
French Connection Scott Stripe Cap Sleeve Dress, $78, Zappos.com