How to Style Chambray Shirts – 6 Chic Outfit Ideas

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Every closet must invest in trusty chambray pieces for those busy mornings when being stylish has to take a backseat.

With the fashion industry piquing the interest of a growing number of creative minds, what started out as a wardrobe staple has branched out into an impressive array of chambray styles to suit the ever-lusting palates of the fashion-savvy.

Here are six chambray styles that are sure to redefine throw-on-and-go outfits:

1. Sheryl’s Patchwork Denim Cutoffs

The ombré trend made strong rounds in the hair industry, eventually creating a trés trés chic partnership with the chambray shirt. Work a denim-on-denim look by pairing an ombré chambray shirt with patchwork denim cutoffs.

Like Sheryl from Walk in Wonderland, add some texture by styling the outfit up with bold accessories and reptile heels.

Sheryl flaunts her legs in an ombré chambray shirt with patchwork denim cutoffsSheryl flaunts her legs in an ombré chambray shirt with patchwork denim cutoffs

Shop her look:

Dip Dyed Chambray Shirt / Joe's Jeans Women's Patchwork Cut Off Shorts / Dunaway Marble Black Python Pour La VictoireDip Dyed Chambray Shirt, $39.30 / Joe’s Jeans Women’s Patchwork Cut Off Shorts, $148.00 / Dunaway Marble Black Python Pour La Victoire, $229.99

2. Toshiko’s Two-Toned Chambray Top

Like Toshiko from It’s Not Her, It’s Me, play with silhouettes by picking out a two-toned chambray top.

Choose one that has a darker tone at the bottom and pair it with similar-toned pants and boots to create the illusion of longer legs or opt for the opposite to break up the areas of the torso.

Toshiko shows how to wear a two-toned chambray shirtToshiko shows how to wear a two-toned chambray shirt

Shop her look:

State & Lake Sleeveless Chambray Shirt / Fever Pitch Leggings / Arizone Spiked BootieState & Lake Sleeveless Chambray Shirt, $168.00 / Fever Pitch Leggings, $48.00 / Arizone Spiked Bootie, $308.00

3. Kennedy’s Tie-Front Polka-Dotted Chambray Top

Chambray need not come in boring solid hues, thanks to printed pieces such as this tie-front polka-dotted chambray top. Like Kennedy from Kennedy Holmes, wear it with grey denim shorts to make the pretty patterns pop out even more.

Kennedy looks incredible in a tie-front polka-dotted chambray shirtKennedy looks incredible in a tie-front polka-dotted chambray shirt

Shop her look:

Style&co. Long-Sleeve Dot-Print Chambray Shirt / Topshop Moto Grey High Waist Hotpants / Grizz Strapped BootStyle&co. Long-Sleeve Dot-Print Chambray Shirt, $49.00 / Topshop Moto Grey High Waist Hotpants, £28.00 / Grizz Strapped Boot, $160.00

4. Kelsey’s Feminine Style

If chambray comes off as a little too menswear for you, opt for the lace variety to offset the fabric’s fashion gender.

If you’d rather inject just a touch of femininity, do like Kelsey from The Farmer’s Daughter and pair the lace and chambray top with brightly colored skinny jeans and lace-up boots.

Kelsey wears a chambray top with red skinny jeans and lace-up bootsKelsey wears a chambray top with red skinny jeans and lace-up boots

Shop her look:

Urban Outfitters Pins And Needles Lace-Back Chambray Shirt / Forever 21 Colored Skinny Jeans / Nasty Gal x Jeffrey Campbell Rum Moto BootUrban Outfitters Pins And Needles Lace-Back Chambray Shirt, $59.00 / Forever 21 Colored Skinny Jeans, $22.80 / Nasty Gal x Jeffrey Campbell Rum Moto Boot, $175.00

5. Arnie’s High-Waist Pastel Shorts

Nothing breaks the solidness of chambray better than cutouts.

Like Arnie from Raid My Closet, choose cutouts that enhance your best features, such as one around the collar to subtly show off some shoulder. Pair it with high-waist pastel shorts for the perfect summer look.

Arnie flaunts her legs in high-waist pastel shortsArnie flaunts her legs in high-waist pastel shorts

Shop her look:

Chambray Cutout Shirt / American Apparel Tap Short / Jimmy Choo Abel Glitter Pointed PumpChambray Cutout Shirt, $58.00 / American Apparel Tap Short, $48.00 / Jimmy Choo Abel Glitter Pointed Pump, $595.00

6. Irina’s Patchwork Chambray Top

If you prefer a busier asymmetrical design, then patchwork chambray might just do the trick for you. Like Irina from A Portable Package, Accentuate the top with clean lines by pairing it with skinny jeans and pointed-toe pumps.

Irina rocks a patchwork chambray shirt with skinny jeans and sexy heelsIrina rocks a patchwork chambray shirt with skinny jeans and sexy heels

Shop her look:

Anthropologie Patchwork Chambray Buttondown / Mango Super Slim Jeans / Christian Louboutin Pointed-Toe Black Leather PumpAnthropologie Patchwork Chambray Buttondown, $88.00 / Mango Super Slim Jeans, $69.99 / Christian Louboutin Pointed-Toe Black Leather Pump, $625.00

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