Chambray Shirt Three Ways

Q and A with Megan from The Well Dressed Life

I would love to see some ways to remix a chambray shirt! It is such a simple piece, but I have so much trouble with it! – Tara

I wear a chambray shirt all the time.  Typically I pair it with skinny jeans in either white (in the warm weather) or dark denim.  An oversized one works great in the fall with leggings and boots.  I’ve even thrown one in my suitcase and used it as a beach cover up.  It’s a true staple in my wardrobe.  The more you wear it the better it is and the fact that it is wash and wear makes it ideal.  I liked the challenge of thinking a bit out of the box with this post so thanks for the question!

Outfit Idea #1

For this look it’s important to be able to tuck the shirt into your skirt, so the shirt should be a slim fit and the skirt should have a defined waistband.  The shoes and bag I came across our divine, you’ll use both all season long.

How to Wear a Chambray Shirt: Outfit Idea #1Shirt: Treasure&Bond Chambray Boyfriend Shirt, $78; Bag: J. Crew Rattan Clutch, $88; Shoe: Lien.Do by Seychelles Monterrey Heels, $148; Skirt: Eliza J Floral Print Faille Skirt, $138


Outfit Idea #2

Keep it casual but polished with this summer look.  If your looking for shorts that are fit for a grown woman, look no further than Level 99.  They are fantastic.  For this look I would add a simple white tank underneath the shirt for an extra layer and do a half tuck with the shirt.  Pairing a short with a long sleeve top gives your look some sophistication.  And, how perfect is this canvas tote?  Pair it with some striped espadrilles and you look pulled together, grown up and current.

How to Wear a Chambray Shirt: Outfit Idea #2Bag: Hat Attack Perfect Canvas Beach Tote w/ Rope Handles, $92; Shoe: Soludos Smoking Slipper Espadrille Slip-On, $54.95; Shirt: Treasure&Bond Chambray Boyfriend Shirt, $78; Shorts: Level 99 Slack Shorts, $84

Outfit Idea #3

I’ve ordered the “I’m Busy” hat for my trip to Vegas next month.  It’s so good.  For this look we’re breathing new life into a maxi dress.  Throw a chambray shirt on over a maxi dress and knot it at the bottom.  A big, oversized hat and classic sandals are all you need for a relaxed yet glamorous look.

How to Wear a Chambray Shirt: Outfit Idea #3Hat: ASOS Oversized Straw Floppy Hat With I’m Busy, $30; Shoe: Jack Rogers Whipstitched Flip Flop, On Sale, $89.90; Dress: LOVEAPPELLA V-Neck Jersey Maxi Dress, $68; Shirt: Treasure&Bond Chambray Boyfriend Shirt, $78


Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

  1. Love my chambray shirt ….. I have an easy no-meeting day at the office today and have a black / purple / cream colored scarf with my chambray shirt and black leggings. SO easy for today!

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