Chambrays all you need!!!
As you reach a certain age, you tend to only have a few stores in mind when shopping… for clothes ( with shoes it’s another story ). I always seem to gravitate towards Madewell and Jcrew. It so happens that both are actually sister stores and have the same effortlessly cool style to them. Before Madewell, I was a Jcrew addict. I love every single thing in that store ( after Jenna Lyons took over as Creative director ). A mix of basics and classics which you would find a lot in my wardrobe. But when Madewell started popping up in Baltimore, I fell in love. The style is a bit more casual and the prices are definitely lower than Jcrew. Ever since then I have found myself shopping there almost 90% of the time. So, for this post, I wanted to share my most favorite piece from Madewell; their Chambray Shirts. This should be added to the new basics, right next to our white tees.
2 CHAMBRAYS 2 WAYS!!
For something casual to wear for meetings, brunch with the girls or even a coffee break with your significant other. Here I paired my chambray with a mini wool skirt, both from Madewell and with a navy oxford by Christian Louboutin ( I purchased during my trip to Paris ). I chose the ” boyish ” style shoes since the skirt is a bit short. It balances the look so it won’t be too sexy for day to day wear. You can also pair this with ballet flats or even low top chucks in white, then add a baseball cap. You can play around with accessories with this look since it’s simple.
For a easy movie date look: I paired it with skinny jeans and a jeweled sweatshirt; both from Madewell. This is a more monochromatic look so I decided to pair it with my Missoni colorful pumps. I chose a bigger style top for this since i’m wearing skinny jeans. Basic rule: Loose top tighter bottom and vice versa.
Summer ready look: I paired my darker color chambray with my lace shorts both from Madewell. The shorts are high waisted so I decided to wear it with my bikini top just to show a little skin. The chambray acts as a cover up. You can wear this while walking along the boardwalk or just to chill before dipping in the pool or beach. I chose the green suede ballet flats to match the bikini and to add a pop of color. ( ballet flats: Madewell ).
For the office: Instead of wearing jeans for ” casual ” Fridays at work, try a chambray instead and pair it with printed pants. I chose nude heels ( by Christian Louboutin ) for this look to add length to my legs.
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