This fall my chambray button-ups (yes, plural) are my go-to pieces. Due to their versatility, this garment fits in with any ensemble you put together. Depending on how it’s styled, it can work for girly, laid back, polished or even grunge looks. This Fashionista sports her light-wash, chambray button-down with a striped high-waisted skirt and pale pink brogues for a casually feminine look perfect for the early fall day.
The contrasting lines from her top and bottom flow together due to the various blues that compose the outfit. By tucking her button-down into her skirt, she not only marries the two shades, but also accentuates her waist resulting in an envious hourglass figure. The blue is picked up again by her statement necklace, which helps dress up her casual outfit.
By choosing oxfords instead of ballet flats, boots or sandals, she incorporates a hint of schoolgirl prep; however, their baby pink color give off a playful vibe. Her buttery caramel colored bag brings in a warm sense of fall and is practical for a day of classes. She finishes the look with a bold, men’s inspired watch balanced out by slender, more feminine bracelets.
As the weather gets cooler, emulate this look with a striped maxi skirt paired with a basic long-sleeve shirt layered under an open chambray button-down. To fight the breeze while playing with prints, wrap a printed scarf around your neck that’s in the same color family as your skirt. The similar colors will help make your outfit look cohesive rather than mismatched.
If the lightweight chambray isn’t enough, replace it with a denim jacket—denim jackets are a closet staple and they’re perfect for the breezy fall weather. If you don’t have a denim jacket, layer a knit sweater over a buttoned-up chambray, exposing only the collar and bottom part of the sleeves. Before the snow buries your motivation to dress up, experiment with chambray and see how many looks you can rock around campus.