Who doesn’t like a good chambray? It seems like anywhere you look, chambray is the common denominator in a variety of outfits. Its versatility makes it a must-have closet staple for every fashionista. It goes with pretty much anything and can be worn in all seasons. It’s a given that chambray is one of the go-to items during the fall and winter seasons since it’s great for layering. But I find myself reaching for it even in the warmer weather seasons especially since it comes in different styles and weights.
In case you were wondering, chambray is a lightweight plain-weave cloth initially made of linen but later applied to cotton and even silk. It typically comes in blue but can come in any color. What’s the difference between chambray and denim, you ask? Actually, there are a lot more similarities than differences. But if you want to get technical, the difference is in the weave, while chambray uses a plain-weave pattern, denim uses a twill pattern. The easy way to tell is by looking on the underside of each fabric. While you will notice a much lighter color on the underside of denim, the chambray’s underside color is very similar to its front. Maybe this is a little too much information, but now you know.
I’m sharing below some typical and not-so-typical ways to wear chambray in every season.
Chambray in Spring…
Wear a chambray tunic over leggings. (Outfit details here.)
Wear it with your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans. (Outfit details here.)
Chambray in Summer…
Wear it with a summer dress. (Outfit details here.)
Wear it with a skort. (Outfit details here.)
Chambray in Fall…
Layer it under a blazer. (Outfit details here.)
Wear it with colored jeans. (Outfit details here.)
Chambray in Winter…
Layer it under a sweater. (Outfit details here.)
Wear it with a midi skirt. (Outfit details here.)
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