Like your favorite skinny jeans — the ones you instantly reach for despite the pile of others you own — the perfect chambray shirt is the kind of wardrobe-changing staple than can create outfit magic. A trusty, versatile chambray shirt can be worn layered, solo, or even tied in a knot. They are the perfect touch for so many types of outfits. Chambray shirts can be used to dress up a casual pair of shorts or even a dress. They can also be used to dress down a really dressy trouser, dress, or skirt- like I have done here.
I got this chambray shirt from Charlotte Russe several months back and have already displayed how to style them on the blog here. This perfectly priced chambray shirt ($20) is exactly the style that I like- without any glaring details or embellishments that we’ll be so over next year. Instead, this design keeps it classic: a double-pocket front, up-to-the-collar buttons, and a faded semi-dark wash.
Since I consider chambray shirts a neutral, it was the perfect piece to style this gorgeous high waist floral full skirt from Shein. I purchased this full skirt during the recent holidays for only $15, marked down from $26. The good news is that it’s still available for purchase, although you might not be able to get it for my price. However, a search of some coupon codes online might yield a similar discount. The chambray shirt is a perfect solid piece against the floral pattern of the skirt, and effectively toned down the dressiness of the skirt.
It may seem surprising that this classically ladylike silhouette can work for any style persona, but a full skirt is a great piece for any wardrobe. I absolutely love these skirts and have many pieces that you may have seen here, here, here, here and here. Yes, I might have a little obsessions over these lady-like perfections.
I completed this outfit with these yellow JustFab peep toe heels that I have had for several years now. For me, the yellow heels just gives that extra pop of color.
Have you styled a chambray shirt lately?