Ways to Wear It – The Chambray Shirt

I’m back with an all-new Five Ways To Wear It! This time I’m gonna be styling one of my all-time favorite closet staples, no it’s not the striped shirt but it’s the chambray shirt! You guys know that I put a chambray shirt on almost every single capsule wardrobe shopping list for Outfit Formulas and for good reason. I want to show you just how versatile this piece of clothing is. You can wear it as a shirt just as it is, or you can put it on over other things. These are my five favorite ways to wear it, including some dress up ways that you may not have considered.

Option #1

Chambray Shirt + Striped Top + White Bottoms + Snake Print Shoes

For my first look, I threw my chambray shirt on over my striped shirt and buttoned it about halfway down. You can leave it untucked or do a half-tuck as I did here. Then I paired it up with a simple pair of white jeans and my snake print sneakers. I think this is the perfect spring outfit for running around. Not too heavy, not too lightweight, but a chambray shirt just makes a great top layer. You could also skip the striped top if you wanted to and just wear the chambray shirt untucked or with the half-tuck.

Option #2

Chambray Shirt + Leopard Skirt + Neutral Heels + Statement Necklace


For this look, I’m dressing up the chambray shirt a bit. I paired it with my leopard skirt and did a full tuck on my shirt. Then I added some nude heels and I put on a little bit of bling with my statement necklace. You can totally make this dressed up for the office by pairing it with any printed or solid skirt then just add a little statement necklace and some heels and you’re ready to go!

Option #3

Chambray Shirt + Black Bottoms + Bright Shoes + Leopard Belt


This look is one of my go-to favorites for spring and fall. This outfit formula is just a chambray shirt tucked into black jeans with a pair of bright shoes. In this case, I have my red loafers on. Then I add a leopard print belt just for a little bit of fun because leopard makes everything better, right?

Option #4

Chambray Shirt + Black T-Shirt Dress + Leopard Shoes


This look is sporty and fun. I put on a black t-shirt dress and then added my chambray top over that. I then tied the shirt in a knot at the bottom but you can leave it open and untied if you want. This is a short sleeve dress and by adding my chambray shirt it gives me just a little bit of warmth and it also finishes out the outfit a little bit. Finally, I added some fun leopard sneakers because again, a little leopard makes everything better.

Option #5

Chambray Shirt + White Tank + Pink Pleated Skirt + Neutral Wedges


I have been trying to find new ways to pair up this pink pleated skirt. It was my fun purchase for the Spring 2020 Outfit Formula’s Capsule Wardrobe. It’s totally outside of my comfort zone because I don’t usually wear skirts, but I absolutely love this. I paired it up with a white tank top and then I tied up my chambray shirt on top of that. You could also tuck this into the skirt too. Then I just added a pair of neutral wedge sandals.


Your turn! What look was your favorite?


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