Since summer is just around the corner, the temperature continues to rise, and the number of layers we wear are shedding off. The beautiful state of North Carolina blesses the citizens of Chapel Hill with day after day of sunshine and warmth. The transition from one season to the next is accompanied by the shift in fabrics. I’m referring to the changeover from denim to chambray. Today’s Fashionisto certainly got the memo because he boasted the lightweight fabric with pride.
Chambray and summertime go together like corduroy and the winter months. The fabric is perfect for warmer weather. Worn under the sun, chambray prevents overheating and sweating because it was not designed to be insulating. It’s soft to the touch and comfortable to move around in. This Fashionisto’s choice of light blue resembles the ever-popular light wash denim shirts of this past summer. Chambray is a great alternative to denim, which would have been too constricting and stuffy for this weather. With nearly every button of his shirt fastened, this Fashionisto presents himself as a polished and put-together student.
Since the shirt’s lightness allows for easy layering, he then pulled on a lightweight oatmeal sweater with navy stripes. Much like the light wash denim shirt, the classic nautical Saint James sweater is a summer favorite. Don’t expect it to go out of style any time soon because the stripes’ simplicity is a truly timeless pattern. Exercise your own layering muscles with some fun chambray shirts from American Apparel. Going along with the sailing theme, this Fashionisto completed his outfit with a pair of Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes. With summer almost here, chambray is here to stay, and denim can just sashay away.
Hint: In terms of fashion, the turning of seasons isn’t just about the shift in fabrics; it’s also about the change in color palette. The pastels of spring are blooming into the bright, sun kissed tones of summer. If you don’t believe me, check out these electrifying chambray shorts for yourself.