A chambray shirt is a staple piece that we encourage most clients to have in their closets. As wardrobe stylists, we are often asked how to style a chambray, and it is a fun question for us to answer because the options are nearly endless. Dressed up or dressed down, solo or layered, pants or a skirt, this piece is arguably the most versatile garment you can have in your closet. Not only can you pair it with every color under the sun— it can be worn throughout every season of the year. You just can’t lose with a chambray!
Here’s a look at some of our favorite combinations:
Chambray + White Jeans
Pair you chambray with white jeans (another one of our “must-haves”), and you have the perfect summer outfit.
Chambray + Colored Shorts
Since we’re currently in the heat of summer, roll up your sleeves and wear your chambray with a fun colored pair of shorts. Pink, orange, yellow, red— you decide!
Chambray + Animal Print Skirt
For a more polished look, tuck your chambray into a skirt. Just like the shorts, be creative with the colors and prints of your skirt.
Layer your chambray
Instead of a cardigan, switch it up a bit and wear a chambray over a simple t-shirt for an added layer.
When the temperatures are cooler, add a jacket on top for a more professional look.
Denim + Denim
Lastly, don’t be afraid of denim on denim. This can be a fun look to rock— just make sure your top and bottom are different shades.
If you don’t already have one in your closet, do yourself a favor and invest in a chambray shirt. Get creative and see how many outfits you can come up with just using the clothes you already own! We think you’ll be surprised at all of the different items that you can pair with your chambray shirt!