If I could give out an award for my favorite trend this past year it would definitely be the chambray shirt. It first caught my attention when some of my favorite bloggers were creating incredibly cute outfits with the denim shirt. Then I slowly noticed its presence in magazines and nearly every store I went into and I am not complaining one bit. I definitely see the chambray shirt becoming the new neutral and classic piece that every girl (and guy) should have in their wardrobe.
This Fashionista caught my eye due to her effortless look in a sweet white dress and a loose fitting chambray. Madewell has a similar blouse in a light wash finish that would go perfectly with dark wash denim jeans for a bold ensemble. Chambrays also come in dark wash such as this one from Gap, which would pair great with a fun pair of floral denim or a fitted pencil skirt for an office appropriate look. I have also been admiring the ombré chambray shirts like this one from ThreadScence. This adorable shirt adds depth and creates an unexpected twist. Fellas, don’t feel left out — this trend has made its way to the men’s section. I love this dark wash shirt from American Eagle, which would look great with some brown boots. This is a fun and acceptable way couples can wear denim together, sorry Justin and Britney.
I highly recommend investing in a good chambray shirt. I do not see this trend dispersing any time soon and I anticipate it will be the new classic.