I love chambray shirts the same way I love jeans.  And if you don’t know this already about me, I love jeans.  Like jeans, chambray shirts offer the same versatility.  They go with everything.  I own several in my closet and if it wasn’t for the ironing involved in wearing mine, I’d wear them constantly.

If you have been wearing chambray shirts the same way and are looking for some fresh looks, check out my outfit ideas using this chambray shirt from J. Crew.  And shop for some additional styles at the end of this post.

Five Chic Chambray Shirt Outfits

Outfit #1

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When one of my very professional clients purchased a chambray shirt to wear to work her wardrobe suddenly opened up with all these options.  She, of course, made sure the shirt wasn’t too casual and even had it tailored to be more fitted.  She avoided wearing her chambray shirt to work when she needed to be very professional and found it perfect for days where she still needed to look polished but could do it with more ease.

I created this outfit to represent that and styled  the chambray shirt with a bright pencil skirt from BOSS Hugo Boss and white blazer from Hobbs.  I finished the outfit with a pair of patterned pumps from Sam Edelman, pink earrings from Kate Spade and taupe bag from Sole Society

Outfit #2

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I am totally feeling printed pants for summer.  While fun, they can be a bit jarring.  You can try wearing a top that matches one of the colors in the print, but if you prefer to water down the boldness of the pants, try a chambray shirt like how I styled these printed pants from Veronica Beard.  I finished the outfit with yellow slides from Sam Edelman and white bag from Rebecca Minkoff

Outfit #3

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A pair of white jeans and a chambray shirt and you’ve got yourself the perfect summer outfit.  There is a freshness to an outfit like this that is always chic and incredible easy.  I selected these straight leg cropped white jeans from 1901 to create a particularly summery look, and finished the outfit with these cognac Cole Haan block heel mules, a yellow circle bag from Chelsea 28 and white Stella & Dot drop earrings.

Outfit #4

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Too hot for pants this summer?  Try a chambray shirt with shorts.  In this outfit the chambray shirt is styled with a pair of navy shorts from Banana Republic to create an chic and easy summer look.  I finished the outfit casually my favorite slip on sneakers from Frye, a metallic backpack from Vince Camuto and pink scarf from Chan Luu.

Outfit #5

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Chambray shirts can definitely work in a business casual work environment.  You have to be careful when wearing them.  Chambray shirts can give off a very casual appearance.  Therefore, when wearing them in a more relaxed workplace, elevate the rest of your pieces to balance out how casual the shirt can look.  For example, I styled the chambray shirt with a pair of pinstripe pants.  The chambray downgrades the how dressy the pants can be and the dressy trousers elevate the shirt.  The perfect middle ground of business casual is achieved.  I finished the outfit with a pair of red block heel pumps from Marc Fisher, necklace from Karine Sultan and a mushroom colored bag from Anya Hindmarch.

Shop for Chambray Shirts

Ready to add a chambray shirt to your wardrobe?  Shop for these additional styles.