Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
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 Old Navy to J.Crew to Ralph Lauren. and there are so many renditions of this wardrobe favorite like a ruffleneck or a tie-neck, long sleeve, or short. 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.
first up is an outfit with a laid-back ‘tude perfect for the weekend or running errands. it starts with a chambray button-down (size 8) and white denim (size 29) both from J.Crew. a grandpa cardigan from Banana Republic in a neutral color adds warmth and texture. leather and suede sneakers from Madewell pull the color scheme and outfit together. but a brown leather tote (similar here) is the perfect handbag for a day of shopping.
the second outfit again starts with a chambray shirt and white denim. the camel cardigan stays in place but the sneakers were exchanged for slip-on mules from Dolce Vita and the brown leather tote was replaced with my favorite handbag from Coach. plus, i added a cute rope belt from Ralph 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?