Shop Your Closet: The Chambray Shirt

The chambray shirt was the most requested item of clothing for the #shopyourclosetseries.  I think it’s because it’s one of those classic, wearable items that we’ve all had in our closet for years and maybe we want to bust it out again and breathe life into it; or maybe we love the casual touch it puts on any ol’ outfit.  OR MAYBE, just maybe, it’s because you bought a chambray shirt because it looked cute on someone else and now it’s collecting dust in your closet.  Whatever the reason, I’m here to help you rethink the chambray shirt when it’s staring you dead in the face when you get dressed in the morning.  It can be worn all year round (it really is season-less and most people reach for it in the fall) but here I’m giving it a spring and summer spin.  It can even a work staple if given the right ingredients.  Do not fear the chambray–embrace it just as you did in 2011 when you first fell hard for it.

Check out past #shopyourclosetseries here.

how to style a short sleeve chambray shirt
Chambray is perfect with white denim // J Crew s/s chambray shirt (old but very similar here), old Gap belt (similar), Lee white flare jeans (shop more Lee here), Steve Madden shoes (shop more Steven here) // lips: RMS Beauty ‘Sacred’
Chambray goes with ANY print – promise // J Crew shirt, old Zara snakeskin skirt (similar here), Alexandre Birman shoes (shop more AB here)
how to style a short sleeve chambray shirt
Make chambray a work staple (dress code permitting) // J Crew sweater blazer, J Crew top, Everlane pants, Manolo Blahnik heels (shop more pumps here)
how to style a short sleeve chambray shirt
Make chambray an essential layer // Intermix jacket, J Crew shirt, J Crew cami, Everlane pants, Alexandre Birman heels


  1. Jennifer Tan says:

    For the fall and winter, I love layering it under sweaters. Thin sweaters, bulky sweaters, sweatshirts, but my favourite has to be under cropped sweaters. The contrast of texture, colour, and proportion is so chic.

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