When I asked my sister what she thought was a difficult piece of clothing to style, I didn’t expect her to say a chambray shirt. To me, a chambray shirt is a go-to piece; it’s what I grab when I’m in a rush and want to keep my look polished but casual. But when I thought about it, I initially avoided buying a chambray shirt for a while, because, like my sister, I wasn’t exactly clear on how to style it. Can you wear it with jeans? How about a skirt? Below are three easy ways to incorporate a chambray shirt into your wardrobe. I bought mine at JCPenney for $19…so it’s worth the small investment for sure!
If you’re like me, you bought a maxi skirt last season…when they were finally on sale. The good news? You’ll still see lots of maxi dresses and skirts around this spring too. The bad news? Maxi skirts are still just as hard to style as they were last year. My biggest trouble is figuring out the proper shoes, but I think my best bet is a espadrille wedge, a Capri sandal, or a classic pair of flats. Add in a touch of tribal patterns, and who would ever guess you had trouble styling that skirt?
Well I did it! I eliminated five decisions each workday by creating five unique looks on Sunday. These outfits were inspired by some of my favorite brands, including Free People, Lands’ End Canvas, and j.crew. Below is Friday’s look. Like Wednesday, the Free People outfit served as more of an inspiration than a hard and fast guide, and I tried instead to capture the feel of the look.
Check out Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for more inspired outfits.
Jean Jacket, H&M
Jeans, American Eagle
Wedges, Lands’ End Canvas
For full disclosure and all of that good stuff, I currently work at Lands’ End (so it should be no surprise that I often end up wearing their merchandise!).
I spent four months living in Italy and visited Venice on a couple occasions. I put together a collection inspired by Venice’s architecture and culture…from the handmade lace on Burano to the glass on Murano to the charming buildings and canals.
What place inspires you the most?