Do you know what I love? I love ‘chambray’. I’ve been crushing on the soft blue fabric since 1986 and I’ve had chambray shirts 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!
But, 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).
The good news is, chambray is always on trend, which means it’s pretty easy to find! I’ve bundled up a few I’ve found just for you!
A great chambray shirt is super versatile. 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!
Tell me, do you own a chambray shirt? How many are in your wardrobe?