Next up in my essentials series: denim chambray shirts. Lets be honest with ourselves, when did denim ever go out? Last season saw another level of acceptance for "jeanwear" - top to toe denim/double denim. The denim shirt of the early 90s saw a come back, alongside the Western Cowboy themes. And it seems to be the one part of the look that is here to stay. I really think this is an essential wardrobe piece, as the outfit combinations are never ending and are a great alternative to a tee or white shirt. Adds a bit of texture, and thought into a look.
I've been collecting up photos of denim/chambray shirts on my pinterest, and doing so further outlined how useful one can be. They're a little more interesting that any of type of shirt and they look fab with floral prints and other textures - leather too. I've spotted them paired up with lots of white too, especially denim jeans and shorts.
My chambray shirt is a new addition to my wardrobe, from Topshop. For something like this it's really important you get one that properly fits you - as you would with any shirt style. It took me ages to find one that suited my shape; it was tricky as a lot have poppers too and I was concerned they'd bust open! I've lived in my shirt recently, wearing it with my black maxi, new Current/Elliott Stiletto jeans and my Gap khaki trousers...
Where to buy your denim shirt:
Wrangler: Goes without saying really, these guys do denim best. For a traditional piece, look no where else
Madewell: If you are lucky enough to live or travel state-side this store's denim shirts are perfect
J Crew: Ditto about J Crew. The US not only has the genuine cowboys, but the genuine pieces nailed too
Topshop - This is my one, I absolutely love it.
Whistles - I love their denim selection, whoever designs these deserves a medal
Check out my pinterest board full of chambray shirt inspiration here...
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