Three Practical Ways To Wear and Style Chambray Shirts

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Can I tell you something?  I have had two chambray shirts in my closet forever and have never really found a way to wear them that looked good on me.  I just felt like they were boxy, not feminine and really did nothing for my figure.  Then I got this lightweight, most perfectly colored chambray shirt…….now I pretty much wear it once a week and I’ll show you how.  These tops can be styled for work, casual for running errands or pretty and feminine.

Three ways to wear and style chambray shirts

Must Read.  How to style and wear a Chambray shirt for the Summer.

Tucked into a patterned or bright pencil skirt

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I had so many pencil skirts laying around for work and they were getting pushed to the back of the closet due to lack of wearing.  Well, tuck those chambray shirts in and add some heels.  You have a polished and pulled together look.  Feel free to accessorize with a bright or sparkly necklace.

Casual weekend wear

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Tuck it into your favorite pair of white or colored skinnies.  This has been my weekend uniform as of late.


Add it to your favorite maxi

I couldn’t figure it out how to wear it and make it look feminine.  Well knot it up and throw on your favorite Summer maxi with your go to sandals.

maxi and chambrayChambray and maxiMaxi skirt here and here | sandals here.

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Now in a pretty Pinterest worthy collage.

Chambray Shirt Collage

Now that I have finally figured out to style these chambray shirts, they have been on major repeat.  What are your favorite ways to wear a chambray shirt?  Do you have any combos that work best for you?

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64 responses to “Three Practical Ways To Wear and Style Chambray Shirts”

  1. Wow what a cute idea! and love all the looks. Also love the look of your blog!!! looks great!

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  2. Love how you styled all three of these looks! I love pairing a chambray top over a maxi, it’s so cute! And you already know how I feel about the polka dot skirt :)

    <3, Pamela
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  3. Ok well you just sold me on this one!! I’m sad because that color is not available in my size and it would literally be the perfect one!! I’m going to patiently wait for it to come back in stock!! I love it tucked into a pencil skirt!!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  4. Ashley says:

    Yessss- the weight of the chambray is key; too thick and it’s going to weigh you down. Love all three ways you styled this perfect chambray here- looking good, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  5. Stacy G says:

    Love all of these, but especially the first with the polka dot skirt! xo Have a great week!

  6. Loving all these looks, I’m especially loving the first look as I’m a total sucker for polka dots. Perfect outfit for the office :)

  7. I love how you styled it! Especially with the polka dot skirt

  8. Chambray looks GREAT on you. You should wear it more often. I love that you’ve found the perfect way to wear it for your body.

  9. You already know I love the first look! I think I need to find a TX chambray weight… The one I have is thick, which was fine for MN, but I can only wear it like twice a winter here. And it’s hard to style unless it’s tucked in or left out. And I really thought that skirt was J Crew just like the neon pink one I was telling you about! F21?! Ha! Just a price difference of about $60, AND I had to iron the heck out of my ‘Crew every single time I wore it.

  10. ah i love chambray. i have a light one and a dark one and they are great to even throw on over some yoga pants (i mean, leggings) when you’re running errands on the weekend :) so cute! brb hunting for your shoes in this blog post :)

  11. Courtney B says:

    Looooooove how you styled this! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect chambray shirt for what seems like forever now so I definitely need to snag this… Even though I won’t be wearing it for a few more months ;)

  12. Aimee says:

    3 great looks, I love it! I miss my chambray, excited to get back to my pre pregnancy clothes, I’ve worn mine a bit throughout my pregnancy but mostly as a layered open piece now!

  13. I LOVE my chambray shirt! It really is so versatile. One of my favorite ways to style it is with my maxi skirt! You inspired me to look for a pencil skirt. I don’t have one, but I love how it looks with your chambray shirt.

  14. Carly says:

    I was going to say I was obsessed with the first outfit– but I love all three! My chambray top is definitely one of my favorite pieces in my closet- it goes so well with so many things!

  15. Shannon says:

    Love it with the white pants and skinny belt. Super casual, but oh-so summer!
    ~ Shannon

  16. LOVE all of these outfits. That polka dot skirt is fab, and it has pockets?! Sold!! Haha. Thanks for sharing some ideas too because we always have chambray shirts at work and we could use some new styling ideas. :-)

  17. Karly says:

    These are all great looks! I get so much wear out of my chambray shirts – they really do go with anything.

  18. Brittany says:

    So cute! I wear chambray to the office alot!

  19. Carly says:

    Love this post! I love mixing up my chambray shirts with different bottoms – they really go with anything. The black maxi is my fave – probably because it’s the most comfy. ;)

  20. You look gorgeous in all of these outfits!!

    Her Heartland Soul

  21. Kim says:

    The chambray shirt is such a staple in any wardrobe. I absolutely love how you styled it with the pencil skirt, it’s casual yet so chic. You look gorgeous! XO -Kim

  22. Lyndsay says:

    That’s so funny you say that it all changed for you when you found a lightweight version. I had a heavier weight chambray in my closet for ages that I wanted to wear so badly but never looked quite right. Then bam, found a lighter one and everything changed, it’s in constant rotation. Love the three ways you styled this one!

    prosecco in the park

  23. Helene says:

    yep, i’d totally wear all three! i especially love it with the white pants!

  24. I think that’s the key; finding a light weight version. Mine is just a bit too heavy for the heat we’re experiencing. Almost wore it today, then looked at the forecast (90 degrees) and swiftly put it back on the hanger.

    Love it with the pencil skirt and white jeans are my fave thing to wear it with.

  25. Monica says:

    I love it with the maxi skirt!

  26. jillian says:

    i love all of these looks! my favorite way to wear my chambray shirt is with my black maxi dress or with patterned shorts. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  27. Pinky says:

    I know this post is about the chambray shirt but girl, I LOVE THAT FIRST SKIRT! So cute, as are all of your outfits. Such a versatile piece!

    Thanks for all of your support this weekend. It meant so much, friend <3

  28. Aubrey says:

    I am in love with those shoes & that Rebecca Minkoff matching bag!
    xx. The Coastal Confidence

  29. I love chambray and love polka dots on their own so…in love with the first look.

  30. Nadine says:

    I love the way you styled all three! That polka dot skirt is so cute! Would you believe I have yet to purchase one of these shirts? Button downs just don’t fit me right. If I buy it to fit my chest, the rest of the shirt is huge…and ummm otherwise it wouldn’t button all the way up. So I gave up.

  31. Marie says:

    I love how you have styled all three outfits. I love love love my chambray tops. I wear mine at least once a week. It drives me crazy when someone goes, I love your jean shirt. Ugh, no it’s Chambray!! haha.

  32. A chambray top is a wardrobe staple for every girl! I love all of the ways you’ve styled yours – especially tied with the maxi skirt! So cute!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  33. Jessi Otey says:

    L-o-v-e, you are rockin’ all 3 but I’m thinking look 1 takes the cake!! xo

  34. Erin LFF says:

    Love all 3 looks, but definitely the pencil skirt one a lot! I have a chambray I rarely get out of my closet and honestly never thought about dressing it up like that for work! Hooray! Now I have a new outfit option! :)

  35. I’ve had my eye on that Halogen shirt in white!! Glad to hear you’re loving it – I think I need to pick one up while they’re still on sale! And I love my chambray top so much, I’m actually wearing it right now haha

  36. Mary says:

    I love that pencil skirt and I love the way you styled these Chambray. I’m going to use this tips soon.

  37. Love this! I have a dip dyed chambray shirt just dying to get out of my closet and it has always kind of stumped me… thanks!

    Just got my cute new nude wedges too so perfect pairing!

  38. Can’t believe I still don’t own a chambray but it looks awesome on your. Love the white jeans outfit!

  39. Kristen says:

    all 3 looks are fabulous on you doll! i love the look of chambray shirts on other people but i’ve tried and they just aren’t my jam. love it with the polka dot skirt though!

  40. Kayla MKOY says:

    So stinking cute! I could wear any of these to work, but the polka dotted pencil skirt is my fav!!! :) you’re adorable. As always!

  41. Kristina says:

    Looking fab as always! I especially love those white jeans with the booties :)

  42. Owen Davis says:

    wow I honestly never would have thought to style it in any of these ways! I don’t own a chambray shirt [GASP] but I have been so close to pulling the trigger lately… may have to do it now! Xoxo

  43. Amanda says:

    i LOVE my chambray and the polka dots! i wear mine with a ton of patterned pants. i also never would have done the maxi – so that’s smart!!

  44. Well you should have busted those shirts out a long time ago because you’re rocking them! I love all these looks. I need to get a cute thin belt so I can recreate the white skinny jean look. I love wearing mine tied up with a maxi too, that is my favorite. I have a sleeveless button up chambray that looks super cute like that with a fun tank under it :)

  45. Beth says:

    I had a chambray shirt for years…so soft, so comfortable. I have no idea what happened to it but it might be time to get a new one to break in :) Thanks for sharing via #TBB #Linklove

  46. The first look is my favorite. I could totally get away with that for work!

  47. Lindsay says:

    I have two chambray shirts in my closet gathering dust because I have so much trouble wearing them. This one looks like it fits so well I need to grab it!

  48. Darcy says:

    Gorgeous looks!! I love chambray tops.. I have three oops! hahah

  49. Emelia says:

    I love all 3 looks, but the maxi is my FAVORITE! You look great girl!

  50. Great looks!! I adore the shirt with the polka skirt…very cute!

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  51. Andrea Nine says:

    You nailed it beautiful! I have five Sanbay shirts and five different shades, can you believe that? I absolutely love all the ways you styled it!

  52. Andrea Nine says:

    You nailed it beautiful! I have five Chambray shirts in five different shades, can you believe that? I absolutely love all the ways you styled it!

  53. Jessica says:

    Love these looks! You look fabulous!

  54. Nikki says:

    I love these ways to wear it, such easy and totally doable ways too! My favorite is definitely the pencil skirt because you make it look so darn easy!! Perfect 4th of July weekend wear too!

  55. annie lee says:

    i’m loving that white pants combo amanda!

  56. Kiki says:

    I always need advice when it comes to chambray tops. I swear I buy so many and rarely wear them. My favorite though is a polka dot one that I love pairing with pop of colored skinnies. It’s been so stinking hot up here though. Maybe I’ll try the pencil skirt! (:

  57. Lindsay says:

    Love that chambray shirt with the polka dot skirt!! Perfect for the 4th!

  58. Traci says:

    I love that shirt, especially that it is kind of faded looking. I love button downs too. In fact, i’m wearing a faded chambray shirt now…it’s sleeveless so I throw it on a lot.
    Have a great day!

  59. Jaa says:

    So this is how you style a chambray top! I love all 3 looks but my favorite is probably with the white skinny jeans! Thanks for including the link to the IVANKA TRUMP shoes! Love ’em! :D

  60. Amanda says:

    I love the way you styled all three outfits, so cute and a fun way to change up your look wearing the same shirt.

  61. Jae says:

    I wore the last ensemble to a trip to the park and museum last weekend. It’s worked great with the bipolar weather we had here in San Diego!


  62. Nikki says:

    These are all such great looks! I love chambray shirts. I live in mine!


  63. so cute! especially with the maxi skirt!

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