let’s ease into spring with a chambray shirt and white denim. both are wardrobe staples that work any time of year. but when it’s time to transition between seasons these two items work overtime. why? it’s elementary: the color palette.
a chambray shirt is a must-have in your closet. it’s a versatile item with many price points from opens in a new windowOld Navy to opens in a new windowJ.Crew to opens in a new windowRalph Lauren. and there are so many renditions of this wardrobe favorite like a opens in a new windowruffleneck or a opens in a new windowtie-neck, opens in a new windowlong sleeve, or opens in a new windowshort. alternate ways to wear this simple shirt? pair it with jeans for a Canadian tuxedo. wear it with colored jeans or chinos. my favorite color besides white? green or black. another favorite combo this time of year is a chambray shirt popped over a tee and blue jeans or open over a dress. today, i’m sharing two ways to wear a chambray shirt and white denim by simply exchanging shoes and handbags.
chambray shirt and white denim
first up is an outfit with a laid-back ‘tude perfect for the weekend or running errands. it starts with a opens in a new windowchambray button-down (size 8) and opens in a new windowwhite denim (size 29) both from opens in a new windowJ.Crew. a opens in a new windowgrandpa cardigan from opens in a new windowBanana Republic in a neutral color adds warmth and texture. opens in a new window leather and suede sneakers from opens in a new windowMadewell pull the color scheme and outfit together. but a brown leather tote ( opens in a new windowsimilar here) is the perfect handbag for a day of shopping.
the second outfit again starts with a opens in a new windowchambray shirt and opens in a new windowwhite denim. the opens in a new windowcamel cardigan stays in place but the sneakers were exchanged for opens in a new windowslip-on mules from opens in a new windowDolce Vita and the brown leather tote was replaced with my favorite opens in a new windowhandbag from opens in a new windowCoach. plus, i added a cute opens in a new window rope belt from opens in a new windowRalph Lauren. accessories are always the icing on the cake. but accessories like shoes and handbags truly add versatility to your wardrobe. they can dress an outfit up or they can keep it casual. how easy is that?