Versatile Style: The Chambray Shirt, Pt. II

I took the same J. Crew shirt and made the look easily wearable for lounging around the house. Dig around in your closet from those lace shorts you wore all summer (Missed out on the trend? Forever 21 still has great options, online and in-store). With a pair of oxblood smoking slippers, the look easily becomes winter appropriate (as long as you keep it indoors).

p.s. Don’t be afraid to look around vintage and thrift stores for shoes. I’ve seen some dead ringers for the popular¬†Stubbs & Wooten styles.

Versatile Style: The Chambray Shirt, Pt. I


The chambray shirt has quickly become one of my go-to staples. I find that the style is easily dressed up or down. In this weekly series, I’ll show you how one wardrobe essential can be styled in various ways. By investing in classic pieces, you’ll soon find that browsing your closet will be much more simplified.

I love the lived-in feel of this J. Crew denim shirt. While the price tag may be a bit steep for most budgets ($78), similar styles can be found at retailers like Gap, H&M, and Zara. For an oversized look, the men’s section at the Goodwill often houses wonderfully worn-in pieces. Once you’ve found your perfect chambray shirt, you can begin to create a multitude of looks. This is one piece that’s sure to be on heavy rotation.

Great style doesn’t have to cost a fortune. I’m a huge proponent of shopping thrift and consignment. If you take the time, you can find unique pieces that really help define your personal style.
When I found these jacquard J. Crew trousers at Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia, I knew immediately they’d make a statement. I kept the rest of the look neutral to highlight the bold print. A vintage tufted bag and silk Joie blouse balance out the androgynous look of the pants. Plenty by Tracy Reese heels amp up the feminine factor.
Happy thrifting!