How To Wear A Chambray Shirt And Still Look Polished

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April 6, 2010

A chambray top is very casual–it’s a workman’s staple–but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress it up. I’ve been a fan of this trend for some time now, see how two celebs wore the shirt, and because I want to wear it every day, I have developed a no-fail outfit that makes the top look polished enough to go from work to a night out.

The key to making chambray look pulled together is juxtaposing the top with formal pieces. Go with a slimmer fitting chambray top and pair it with something glitzy like a gold brocade skirt. For accessories, go with evening basics likeĀ  strappy sandals with a heel, statement-making earrings, and a small clutch. Here are the pieces needed to get the look right:

The lighter wash on this Gap Chambray Western Shirt ($59.50) makes it look more worn in, but the slimmer fit makes it look more put together than a basic chambray top.

This J. Crew Metallic moss jacquard skirt ($178) has the right amount of shine to make it appropriate for work and a night out.

You should temper the gold skirt with a neutral heel like this Seychelles Women’s Red Eye Platform Sandal ($54.97).

I love the leather and suede weaving on this TopShop Suede and Leather Clutch ($70) that adds some edge to the outfit.

These Banana Republic Aurora Medallion Earring ($35) add the perfect hint of glamour to the chambray top.

See more of our how to wear posts, and then check out our guide to the best celebrity denim, and the best spring fashion trends.

 
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