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[Essential] Denim Chambray Shirt


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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14 comments

Summer said...

I agree, a denim shirt definitely is a staple. I had one and I basically wore it until it fell apart, haha. Thanks for reminding me that I really need to get a new one! x

sb. said...

Try Massimo Dutti, they have fantastic denim shirts; some even complete with a silk pussybow! Who is this unknown lady with the LV speedy? I wish to stalk her and ask where her booties are from....

S.B.

jimmi lou said...

I definitely need to invest in one and soon!

Thanks for your comment on my blog!

frillsandfeathers said...

Love your essentials series! Think you should make it into a book x

Crystal Haines said...

Love me a denim button up! So chic!

The Sisters said...

I love denim shirts. You can style them in so many ways: they're a perfect investment! XXX Hayley
http://thesisters-diary.blogspot.com

Geoff Granfield said...

I thought I saw Jessica Sanchez up in one of your models there (Kate Olsen). Anyway, I'm on the hunt for custom printed t-shirts but going through your page just gave me one amazing idea to use jeans instead. Great stuff here! Cheers!

Josie said...

I got mine from Topshop too, I love it! I don't know why it was so hard to find a decent one without poppers, poppers are SO annoying. Love your pinterest board, it's given me loads of inspo! xxx

girlinthelens said...

I have one from Topshop and one from Next, wear them all the time! I love double denim as well x

http://girlinthelens.com/

Toni said...

Denim shirts always look so effortlessly cool!

Jenny said...

I've always wanted the chambray Topshop one! Love the looks your put together :)

http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

AmyBell said...

Thank you for your lovely comment, it would be amazing to meet you too! I love the looks you put together, especially the one with the wet look leggings xx

tstyledme said...

I got a chambray Topshop shirt and I love it to bits ! It worked a treat as a cardigan on a bike ride around Paris last year

http://tstyledme.wordpress.com/

Tien xo

Sharon said...

This is such a great post... i love myself a good denim shirt

http://primpedandprimed.blogspot.com.au/

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