Sunday, May 30, 2010

Charming In Chambray

Back in the fall, I wrote about faux denim and jeggings. These trends are still in for the spring. Menswear-inspired styles such as shirt dresses are also still going strong, so it's no surprise that chambray is the next big thing. While the chambray trend has been most prevalent with shirts, it is also being spotted in pants, skirts, jackets, purses, etc. If you're wondering what chambray is, it is a cousin to denim. It's a lightweight fabric made of cotton or linen. It has a strong resemblance to denim, even though it's not. It's also lighter than denim typically is, so it's perfect to wear on a hot day in the spring/summer. Check out my little chambray finds below!


Energie Chambray Camisole, $24.00, shown in light chambray; also available in dark chambray, sizes Small-X large, kohls.com

Chambray Henley Shirt Dress, $62.00, shown in blue; also available in black, sizes XS-L, americanapparel.com

AE Crossback Vest, $29.95, available in sizes XXS-XXL, ae.com

Rolled Sleeve Chambray Shirt, $24.00, available in sizes XS-XL, charlotterusse.com

Pleated Chambray Peep Toe Pump, $22.90, shown in ltblue; also available in skygry and black, sizes 5.5-10, gojane.com

Snake Inset Chambray Wedge, $23.70, shown in blue; also avalable in skygry, sizes 6.5-10, gojane.com

Tie-Waist Chambray Pants, $34.50, shown in navy; also available in black, sizes SM and MED, gojane.com

American Rag Top Chambray Pleat Boyfriend Shirt, $24.99, available in sizes XS-L, macys.com

Angie Top Chambray Lace Pleated, $24.99, available in sizes S-XL, macys.com

Angie Top Embroidered Chambray Peasant, $24.99, available in sizes S-XL, macys.com

Apple Bottoms Jumpsuit Chambray Halter Ruffle Tie, $69.99, available in sizes S-XL, macys.com

Kouture by Kimora Dress Sleeveless Rosette Chambray Beaded A Line, $29.99, available in sizes S-XL, macys.com

Sequin Hearts Dress Chambray Exposed Zipper A-Line Jumper, $29.99, available in sizes M-XL, macys.com

6 Degrees Dress Sleeveless V-Neck Lace Chambray Babydoll, $24.99, available in sizes S-XL, macys.com

Jump Dress Chambray Cascade Ruffle, $19.99, available in sizes M and L, macys.com

Lucca Couture Trimmed Chambray Jacket, $58.00. available in sizes XS-L, urbanoutfitters.com

Urban Renewal Chambray Zipper Tunic, $29.99, available in sizes small-large, urbanoutfitters.com

Banded Short, $16.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Chambray Pintuck Skirt, $16.50, available in sizes 1-15, wetseal.com

Chambray Ruffle Knit Dress, $24.50, shown in blue; also available in white and black, sizes S-L, wetseal.com

Chambray Ruffle Tube Top, $19.50, shown in blue; also available in black, sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Chambray Skirt With Belt, $21.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Chambray Tier Mini Skirt, $21.50, available in sizes S-XL, wetseal.com

Like fake denim, chambray should not be paired with real denim. If you want to rock chambray pants, wear them with a striped top, some slingback shoes, a bib necklace and a cuff bracelet. Wear a chambray jacket with a bandage pencil skirt, a white button-down shirt, and some pumps. Pair a chambray vest with a plaid top, some corduroy pants, and sneakers. A chambray skirt would look great with a pair of over-the-knee socks, a rock & roll graphic t-shirt, hoop earrings, and some ballet flats. Wear a chambray dress with some ripped leggings, cutout shoes, and a shrug. For the office, pair a chambray button-down shirt with a pair of black dress pants, a blazer, and some pumps. Wear a regular chambray top with a tiered skirt, some paint splattered leggings, a pair of gladiator shoes, and a ditsy print handbag. Pair chambray shorts with a braided strap top, peep-toe booties, a straw hat, a tiered necklace, and some bangles. For the beach, throw a chambray romper on over your favorite swimsuit and pair them with flip flops. Wear some chambray shoes with a 2fer tank dress, a short sleeved cardigan, a pearl necklace, and a flower headband. Let me know if you have any other suggestions on how to wear chambray.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

I love the American Apparel dress and the American Eagle vest. Great finds!

gleenn said...

I'm loving the shirt dress. I just need the perfect belt! :)

Tara said...

Rachel: Thank you! I'm glad you liked the dress and belt.

Gleenn: I'm glad you liked the shirt dress. Thank you for commenting!

gleenn said...

I love the vest and I love the thought that there are many ways I can wear it :)

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RD Robertson said...

I love the petite maxi dresses. You have a nice collection. I think I could collect it from Boutiqueken.

Alta R. Sharpe said...

Wow! Awesome! Just discovered the chambray collection here. Thanks to you. I will now start to look for the chambray trend of beautiful occasion dresses.