Do you know what I love? I love ‘chambray’. I’ve been crushing on the soft blue fabric since 1986 and I’ve had a chambray shirt hanging in my wardrobe ever since. I’m even partial to Tencel. Not fussy 🙂
OK, I confess. I currently have six chambray shirts in my wardrobe, two are shirt dresses which is even better because I can also wear them as a vest and that’s more opportunities to wear chambray ? winning!
There’s more to a good chambray shirt than just a basic shirt.
Personally I like minimal pockets, a curved hem and a good fit…which as a curvy girl is sometimes hard to find.
I also like a variation in colour because depending on its hue, this humble shirt has a way of adding swagger to your outfit.
From putting a casual spin on a dressy outfit, making your jeans shine with a little double denim action or pairing perfectly with some white street sneakers and stripes, a chambray shirt will fast become your bestie.
For me, a chambray shirt feels like ‘home’. I’m in my comfort zone when chambray is on my back (or around my waist).
I grabbed a few pics from the archives, some inspiration for you…
I like to wear them as a jacket, open over a tee or dress and my favourite way to wear them is slung on my hips and tied around my waist, especially if I’m having a ‘fat’ day :-)…even over my knickers 🙂
I own sleeveless chambray, dip dyed chambray, embellished chambray, light, dark, denim and even frayed.
I can’t get enough. Obviously!
The question I’m often asked is where to find a chambray shirt, so I’ve done some research and here’s my list of where you can grab an awesome chambray (or denim) shirt right now.
1. Bellecurve embroidered spot shirt
2. 17 Sundays printed Denim shirt
3. BEME chambray shirt
4. Sussan chambray shirt
5. Target shirt
6. Forever21 chambray tank
7. MILLERS denim shirt
8. SARA denim shirt
9. Mink denim chambray shirt