Chances are, you’ve probably got a chambray shirt in your closet. Maybe you pull it out every once in a while, contemplate pairing it with a pair of colored jeans, and then opt for a white tee instead. You gotta stop doing that! Chambray shirts are great! Everybody at the Frisky is a weirdo and totally has one, too. Give ‘em a chance and take your chambray style up a notc with one of these patterned chambray dealies.
Today’s 1 x 3 was inspired by Ami and Amelia. Both of them are able to pull off a chambray shirt with aplomb, and I’ve pretty much directly copid a couple of their looks for this lil’ feature. Chambray shirts are great because they can be dressed up or down, worn alone, or layered with simple tees. They can tone down overly girly outfits and add a little bit of edge to basically anything.
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“I just received a Gap chambray shirt that I ordered from Ebay … but what I thought was their modern-cut, form-fitting top was more of a ’90s style, over-sized shirt. I see women wearing looser chambray shirts tucked into tight miniskirts … but I’m 5’0″ and a size 12. I don’t think that look would flatter me. How else can I style this top? I’ve attached a picture for reference.” — Jackie
Oh Jackie, my closet is a veritable treasure chest of misbegotten eBay items — things that are too big or too small, and just totally unwearable. Good on you for trying to make something out of a shirt you didn’t want. Thankfully, that oversized ’90s-style chambray top will actually work with a lot of stuff. The key, though, is balance. You’ve got to balance the oversized, flowiness of it with something more tight-fitting and sleek. Don’t try and hide the oversized-ness of the shirt! Play it up!
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Chambray is like denim’s svelte, attractive cousin — a better clothing companion in the warm months than a pair of bulky jeans. And, chambray translates well as a great fabric for shirts, rompers, skirts and more. It’s breathable, lightweight and looks super good against tan skin. Try these 10 chambray pieces on for size.