What is a chambray shirt? To explain to you the technical aspects, chambray is a fabric that is weaved plainly with the warp having a colored yarn and the weft with a white yarn. What it means in the general sense is that shirts that are made from chambray fabric tend to have a faded look but with a rich sheen. This looks great when styled right as it seems to add not only in a contrast in terms of color and feel but also adds a textural aspect. You will find that a chambray shirt is a smart addition to your wardrobe and that you can make it work in many ways to create different looks. It is like when you realize that there are many stylish ways to wear your sweatshirt this winter and decided that it is going to be an integral part of your dressing. If it is not already that, the chambray shirt should definitely be a part of the shirts that women wear and you should learn more about this.
The chambray shirt is often seen to be worn in shades of blue and this while limiting the color to a certain extent, can be a great combination with many different colors. Since most of us have made denims an integral part of our wardrobes, it only makes sense that the chambray shirt works naturally with it. No wonder it has become part of the classy shirt fashion in trend for girls. But just because we have mentioned blue colored chambray shirts and jeans, does not mean that you have to limit it to denims and jeans.
Here are some stylish ways to wear the chambray shirt that you will find appealing:
Combine with skirts of different types: Skirts as you know, come in many avatars ranging from the very proper pencil skirt to the almost gypsy like floral and long skirts. And while we are on the subject of skirts, we would be remiss in not mentioning the short and tight skirts too. Any skirt outfit can be made to work with the chambray shirt with the styling changing for each type of skirt. For instance, some skirts look charming with the chambray shirt tucked in and some benefit from wearing it open over a tight top along with the skirt. In some cases, you can even leave the shirt buttoned and untucked to create a snappy and smart look.
Wear it over a floral dress: One would normally not visualize something as rugged seeming as the chambray shirt being combined with something as feminine as the floral dress. But it is this unexpectedness and contrast that makes this combination so appealing. For instance, you have a dress that is a bit revealing on top and you don’t want it to be so obvious, so you can always wear a chambray shirt on top without buttoning it to provide a light cover up but without making the outfit too formal and constricting.
Combine it with leather: Leather with its rich sheen provides a nice contrast to the nice nubbly texture of the chambray shirt and you will find that contrast is a fine thing to have in fashion. Whether you are combining the chambray shirt with a pair of leather pants or skirt, you will find that it makes a nice look with the shirt curbing the richness of the leather and the leather making the chambray seeming richer. But let us caution you to wear this combination in colder climates so that you are comfortable in it.
Buttoned or open: We have said this before but it warrants saying again that you can wear the chambray shirt completely buttoned up or open as the dress calls for. In both the combinations the chambray shirt seems to be able to hold its own. In fact, if you are daring, you can grasp the ends of the shirttails and tie it into a saucy knot to leave your waist showcased in a cute frame.