By Samantha Conforti
Everyone has their wardrobe staples: a couple pairs of jeans and leggings, t-shirts, and sweaters. What about a chambray shirt? This is a button down denim top that was once considered one-half of the “Texas Tuxedo” (denim top, denim bottom.) Chambray shirts were extremely popular when they came out in the fall of 2010, but have managed to stay around for much longer. This top is so versatile and instantly adds a little something to any outfit.
A chambray shirt can be worn with just about anything; I wear mine with leggings, black jeans, purple jeans (any colored jeans, really), skirts, shorts, or on top of my dresses for a little extra warmth. It can also be thrown under a sweater with the sleeves rolled up to give it a preppy vibe…if that’s what you’re looking for! It’s a great piece to wear throughout the seasons.
The top, like regular jeans, comes in different styles and washes, and acts like a backdrop for whatever you want to highlight while still making a statement on its own. I like to add interest by throwing on a long necklace or a scarf. The accessories really determine how casual or dressed up you want it to look.
You can find great options at stores like J.Crew (don’t forget, show your student I.D. at the check-out counter and get 15% off), American Eagle, Bloomingdales and more. The world is your runway, go ahead, show off!