Meet the Sullivans: Chambray with _________ ?

August 15, 2012

Chambray with _________ ?

I just adore the chambray shirt trend. It looks so effortlessly preppy when paired with the right items.

I bought one recently at Forever 21 for under $15. It is exactly what I'd been looking for in my ideal chambray shirt. I like the color, the softness of the fabric, the buttons and the shape of the pockets. I also really like that it's taken in a bit at the waist.

Now that I've finally found what I've been looking for I just have to figure out how to wear it. There seem to be some nice options out there.

Classic pairing with white / neon / colored denim shorts or pants from Hello Fashion
I could even wear it with my aqua bubble necklace. 

Tied in a knot over a maxi dress or skirt like on Dream into Happiness.

Under a sweater for Fall as seen on Pink Peonies.    

  
And here is the lovely Reese Witherspoon rocking the chambray button down with denim pants, which I definitely could not pull off. Or could I?

I've tried to wear it a few times...

...with a dress and along necklace. Not sure I really loved this look, but it worked. I think some other combo might showcase the chambray better. This just seemed like a stand in for my usual cardigan.

I also tried it with some white shorts. The denim and the white shorts go nicely together, but I refuse to wear shorts. There is nothing wrong with shorts. I just don't like the way they look on me. 

Any ideas on how I can wear this shirt better? Or what to wear it with? I'm going to try some of the looks above soon, but if you have any suggestions I'd like to hear 'em! I'm dying to wear this shirt to its full potential! 

2 comments:

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Love your chambray shirt! I recently bought one at Target and love it! I have worn it with white shorts and yellow shorts. I think white skinny jeans would look great with it to or colored denim. Where did you get your cross necklace? I really like it!

Colleen Sullivan said...

Thank you! The cross necklace is from Stella & Dot!