Oftentimes, it seems as if we as Fashionistas are eager to gravitate toward the trendiest look of the moment, wear it out until it’s no longer “in,” and then go on to purchase the newest and flashiest piece to be hung on the hangers of our favorite stores so we can repeat this process all over again. However, if we spent more time focusing on building up our wardrobes with the necessary sartorial basics, I think we would all be surprised by just how versatile they truly are.
Take the chambray button-up shirt for example. It is arguably one of the most essential pieces to have hanging up in any closet, for not only can it be paired with a strand of pearls and black skirt for a classic look, but it can just as easily be worn with a pair of skinny jeans and a chunky knit scarf to give it a more casual feel. The chambray shirt is the epitome of versatility and can be mixed and matched with countless items of clothing in countless different ways.
I absolutely love how this Fashionista layered her chambray shirt and made it completely mesh with her own personal style. She chose to wear her shirt with a burgundy leather jacket, a pair of black leggings, moccasin boots and a leopard scarf. She was able to showcase the extreme flexibility of the classic shirt while incorporating it into a style that’s all her own.
Have you been on the search for the perfect chambray? Madewell has a magnificent selection and is always a great place to start. Urban Outfitters also offers a fun, heart-printed chambray top for anyone seeking a little twist on the look and ASOS even has a dress version of the classic chambray button-up.
As always, remember to have fun with your style and take risks, but remember the importance of a great basic like a chambray top. Not only can you make it completely your own, but you’ll surely be able to continue to do so for years to come.