Friday, November 18, 2011

The Chambray Shirt

Chambray - it looks like denim, feels like cotton, and hangs like linen. It's soft, cozy and comes in a dreamy palette of blues and grays - what's not to love?
Chambray is the most popular denim-like fabric this season. Men and women do not usually share a trend equally, but when they do, the response is magnanimous. In fact, this one that I am wearing belongs to hubby. It was a recent purchase at Gap during the $40 off $100 sale that I mentioned HERE. He was a little upset that I wore it before him though, but he'll get over it :)
Matching a chambray shirt with a casual bottom in a different colour or fabric is a no-brainer. Blacks pants, as I've done here, is the easiest option. I especially love how well it also works with other pieces that are the opposite from casual - like a ruffle skirt or feminine floral dress. It's such a great piece for cross-mixing the cool with the girly and has an excellent layering capability which makes it a really great addition to your wardrobe.
The great thing about chambray is that because their shape and textures are so neutral, you can accessorize them a million different ways, most likely with items that are already in your closet. As always, with those who are unsure about this trend, consider a chambray accessory like a hat, pair of flats or scarf - you'll be on-trend and unconventional!

[Outfit]
Top :: Men's Gap
Bottom :: XOXO via Macy's
Shoes :: Aldo Baltierra
Clutch and Bracelet :: eBay
Belt :: Came from Rampage Romper
Necklace :: Swapped
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

98 comments:

  1. I just bought a chambray shirt from Old Navy...I can't wait to wear it! :)

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  2. Def agree! Chambray goes with everything.

    LeeAnne, Style N Season
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  3. Such a lovely post, I like these photos! Great sense of style!

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  4. very cute! i am obsessed over your over-sized envelope clutch!

    x jamie

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  5. I like chambray too! And you're absolutely rocking the hubby's shirt!! :)

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  6. Aww thanks so much for your sweet comment =3 makes me blush !! hehe.
    I LOVE your shoes =D !!!!!

    xxx Vee

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  7. Love it! Now I'll have to go my hubby one so I can "borrow" it ;)

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  8. Gosh, I haven't worn a chambray shirt for close to a decade. I wish I hadn't thrown mine out now!

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  9. Is that what chambray is? I love how it looks like denim, feels like cotton and hangs like linen! I've been looking for a good chambray top for a long time, it seems! Great look. I love the belt you added! :D

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  10. You look so cute Thu. Lke always....

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  11. I looove that clutch! It would be amazing for interviews! :)

    P.S. I'm not sure what kind of fruit that is so definitely going to google it! Haha. Do they not sell it anywhere near you???

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  12. I LOVE this with the big belt over top. I am absolutely stealing this idea. And one of my BF's shirts.

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  13. that belt with those boots is smoking hot, in a very professional, classy way. fantastic oufit! a 100 yrs ago when i worked at a clothing store, they had to explain to me what chambray was. true story.

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  14. the belt really makes the outfit! love!

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  15. OMG! i cant actually recreate this outfit :D haha
    nice outfit though ~ the clutch and belt are cute and the shoes are to die for!!!

    J <3

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  16. love your choice for shoes and clutch! look bold yet sophisticated.

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  17. your shoes are amazing! wow, really wow haha. You look amazing in this photo. I really like the outfit.

    Hugs <3!

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  18. Hello there...I saw your link at Bessies...great blog, new follower:)

    Love how yo belted the chambray top....you can ever go wrong, they look gorgeous with everything:)


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  19. this chambray shirt looks really cool, I like how you accessorize it with a fabulous necklace and a big funky belt. The whole look is biker chic and stylish.

    mongs
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  20. so many bloggers have this large envelope looking clutch, i am tempted to buy it!



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  21. I love the way how the belt accentuates your waist. Its such an important accessory every woman should have in her closet

    Miss Macherie

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  22. That's a great shirt and it make u look awesome :)



    White Honeyr

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  23. I am sold, I'm going to go hunt for a Chambray shirt myself haha! I love how you styled it, Thu! The belt and the black skinny pants are perfect fot it, and yeah, I can totally imagine how great it will look with a black high-waisted bubble skirt which I have hanging around in my closet lol! And yes, your hubby will get over it, I'm sure he already did when he saw how lovely you looked with that shirt on! :) Have a great weekend!

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  24. Really that's a men's shirt? It looks fabulous on you-very feminine! Your clutch is amazing and I love your heels! Now I'm inspired to drag my chambray shirt out!

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  25. I like how you styled this Chambray shirt! The necklace is beautiful too, so sad to see it was a swapped find...grrrr! You need to visit Wii's newest post...it is K-Drama idol...you don't want to miss this...

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  26. this is something I would definitely wear by myself too. I like the choice of accessories and your heels are fierce too!
    btw, thanks for your comment :) would you maybe like to follow each other?

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  27. very adorable outfit, you are as gorgeous as ever, so loove you!!! you really have a great sense of fashion..kissess!!!

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  28. chambray is amazing! - of course, you pull it off so well. :) what I love even more is your necklace!

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  29. Loving the chambray on you! :) The belt looks great, and can't believe the shirt is from your hubby... I wouldn't have even known! Love love the oversized clutch too! :)

    xoooxo
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  30. OMG! I am lusting over your shoes!!! You look great!!!

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  31. you look amazing:)
    have a nice day!!!

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  32. Great look, love the shoes and the clutch, so gorgeous!!!

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  33. You look gorgeous! I love your amazing clutch

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  34. Gorgeous outfit! Looks really trendy. Also, I'm in love with the envelope clutch- something like this is on my 'must buy ASAP' list :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier, too <3

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  35. You're so beautiful!

    Your shoes are really cool :D

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  36. I was late jumping on the chambray bandwagon, but now that I have I am obsessed! It's so comfy and versatile.

    You look adorable here!

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  37. Lovely pics! Thanks for your comment on my blog, would love if you could follow!

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  38. that's such a fantastic look, so classy! you're rocking it! you have a great blog! hope you'll visit mine as well, and if you decide to follow me i'll make sure to follow back!

    All best wishes,
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  39. This outfit is gorgeous. Love the photography as well. I'm also pretty obsessed with those shoes, they're amazing!! Love your blog..I'm following. Have a great weekend!

    -Ellie

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  40. Love this outfit! I have this shirt but always have a hard time styling it because it looks so big. You've given me inspiration!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  41. Awesome outfit! I really like your envelope clutch. The whole look is super chic!
    Good luck!

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  42. Love those fabulous buckle peep-toe boots, Tututiny! Very cool that Chambray is coming back in. :-)

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  43. Great look!

    Elle


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  44. I love your bag! Gorgeous!
    Really great outfit:)

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    xoxo

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  45. hiii thanks for your comment, cool outfit, the shoeees are amazing... I like your blog, you would like to follow each other??? mm well I'm follou you now... have a great weekend

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  46. Adorable chambray top, love the clutch
    --Annie
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  47. Love your shirt and how you've layered the necklace over it!
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  48. Love that shirt, it looks so comfy! (:

    - Jaimie
    fawnandfoe.blogspot.com

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  49. I love Chambray too. I really like how you styled it with those great booties and envelope clutch. Also nice to find a great Boston-based blogger. I definitely recognize a bunch of your photo locations.

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  50. hey, thu - can i just say you look absolutely gorgeous here? my fave colors - blue and brown together. very simple, yet very chic. you look great with your hair down. :)

    hope you're having a great wknd!

    xoxo
    jasmine

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  51. This is fantastic. I remember really wanting a chambray shirt a while back but I never got one. I don't recall why.

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  52. I'm a sucker for chambray and I love how you paired it with the belt and cognac clutch!

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  53. I LOVE ur clutch!Its amazing!!

    By the way, thx for ur comment ;) I like ur blog, follow each other?

    xoxo

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  54. love the outfit <3

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  55. i love your outfit ♥ i will follow you ♥

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  56. Great blog and I follow you now via google friends connect.
    If you like, follow me back. It would make me very happy ;)

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  57. what an adorable outfit, and awesome shoes!
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  58. Love your shirt, so comfy for daily use!

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  59. I agree, chambray really does really seem to go with everything! I like the edgy black pieces and the girly necklace that you paired it with.

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  60. Great outfit! I don't have any chambray myself, but will keep an eye out for one now:)

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  61. I do the same thing with hubby, I buy new stuff then I am the first one to use it. Haha I'm a bad wife. LOL! I like your Chambray shirt with wide belt.

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  62. Hey Thu! I love Chambray! I enjoy the way it looks and feels. This looks fabulous on you and those shoes are FIERCE! Hope you're having a great weekend my friend. :)
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  63. Such a great shirt. Love it!

    Fashion Cat
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  64. Thu, the chambray shirt looks amazing on you-- and yes, it's soooo versatile and easy to wear! But I can't take my eyes off those AMAZING shoes! I mean, buckles and a peep toe? oh man. gimme!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  65. wauu love your blog!!!! this look is fantastic!!

    kiss

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  66. i just followed u...follow back lovely!!

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  67. amazing shirt!!!love your handbag too!!!

    kiss,
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  68. You look great =)

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  69. Hey Thu! Thanks for stopping by to see me :) You can't beat a great chambray shirt! Would love to have you as a follower xoxo
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  70. You look so great!! And I love that necklace and bag. It all fits perfectly!!
    Love your blog too thats why I'm following you!! Hope you can follow back!!
    Thanks so much!!

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  71. I love how the chambray shirt is borrowed from your hubby, but you dressed it up with girly accessories. You look great in this oufit!

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  72. Those shoes are so badass! You look great in that chambray shirt! And I like the necklace it's paired with. This definitely gave me an idea for something I'd wear to work.

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Now following!

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  73. Your outfit is amazing, I love the chambray shirt with the sparkly necklace and edgy heels :)

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  74. You look wonderful dear, I am loving your clutch, the size, colour everything!

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  75. I love that giant clutch! It looks like it would go with a ton of outfits since it is such a versatile color. Your shoes are pretty fierce, too!

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  76. What a great idea - I love the chambray shirt/skirt :) I have yet to pick up a chambray accessory or shirt but if there are any good deals out I will def have a look :)

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  77. I love chambray too - you are so right, it is so easy to match. Love your outfit here :)

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  78. beautiful outfit!
    love the belt
    xx

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  79. LOL about hubby being upset that you wore the shirt first. Love the envelope clutch!

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  80. gorgeous!
    i am obsessed with my chambray shirt

    xo
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  81. I just love that you are wearing a mans top! GORGEOUS look, and you are gorgeous to Lady-pants :D

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  82. LOVE chambray and LOVE your entire outfit! You look so pretty and stylish, I love how you mixed and matched various styles!

    Happy Monday from your new follower :)

    xx Ivana

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  83. Thank you for coming to my blog and leaving such a nice comment :) I hope to see you around soon!

    These pictures are quite pretty, your smile is quite nice and natural. I adore your shoes, they're really chic!

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  84. Hi,thanks for visiting my blog and leave a comment, nice post, your look is really cute. I follow you now, I hope you can follow me back.
    bye!

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  85. Thank you so much for your comment sweety! I liked your blog and I'm following it, please follow mine as well :)

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  86. Thu! Love the way you owned the chambray shirt! You just made a men's shirt so stylish! Love it! I never really knew what chambray was - thank you!

    xo~sam

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  87. so totally pretty!! I like how you wore the necklace under the collar! and awesome shoes!! glad you got the clutch for yourself!

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  88. woow your clutch is stunning!!! :-)

    btw. just looked trough your blog and want you to say that you´re doing a very good job with it, keep going, i´ll follow you :-)

    love, Hristina

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  89. You are stunning! I love this outfit. The chambray shirt is adorable, and I love how it's borrowed from your husband! And your clutch is insanely gorgeous. I adore how big it is! But my absolute favorite piece here would be the shoes. Holy crap, they're amazing. All those buckles! They look so tough!

    xoxo
    Emily

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  90. thank you for your comment sweetheart!!your outfits are so lovely and i love the way you wear your husband's shirt ;) you are gorgeous!kisses from Greece and http://fashionlumiere.blogspot.com/

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  91. Thanks for checking out my blog and commenting. I am glad you liked the Christmas Tree ideas. I love the shoes that you are wearing!

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