Chambray, easily denim’s partner in crime when it comes to fashion, arrives this spring in new tailored offerings from Topshop: a Preppy Chambray Blazer and Chambray Trouser combo in a light wash — great closet staples for staying cool and looking cool! While this chambray suit set looks fantastic together, we highly recommend mixing it up with your favorite dark and pastel go-to denim. As usual, we’ve taken the liberty of selecting a couple of spring denim must-haves for your consideration.
Whenever there’s a chance to double denim there’s no better way to tackle that look than with a chic chambray. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite chambrays that will compliment your spring neons, colored denim and any other fashion favorite for this season. Do you dare to double denim? What’s your favorite way to wear chambray?
Madewell Detailed Camp Shirt / Forever 21 Polka Dot Chambray / AG Dakota Denim Shirt
Nasty Gal x MINKPINK Holly Chambray Shirt / Siwy Denim Natalie Shirt / Chimala Chambray
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Colored denim may be a new staple exploding over the denim scene, but one timeless piece we can’t argue with is a classic chambray. Street styler Sirma chose to accessorize her mint hint of color Pull&Bear jeans with a and basic denim workshirt detailed with a trace of lace.
Dying over this pop of pastel? Get the look below!
1. Muubaa Athena Biker Jacket
2. Hudson Jeans Collin Skinny in Mint
3. Sam Edelman Petty Boot in Taupe
4. Lucky Brand Palomino Denim Shirt
Images via Lookbook.nu.
Tags: chambray, colored jeans, denim workshirt, free people, Hudson, Lookbook.nu, Lucky Brand, sam edelman
The Fall 2011 Mens Collection from the Italian brand JFour has all the clothes you need for an edgy, but put together look. The denim is not limited to just their jeans, but a rich dark-wash chambray workshirt, and a great denim blazer that can casually dress up any outfit. Their long-sleeve knits portray Native American imagery, which is a definitely change from the usual print interpretation we see of this trend, but the graphics can be a bit loud. The jeans range from light to dark washes, so it is super easy to pair them with one of the work shirts or the blazer and rock the denim on denim look without matching too much. Next time we’re overseas, we know right where we’re headed.
Images via Denimology.
Tags: chambray, Chambray Shirt, dark wash denim, denim blazer, Denim Menswear, Denim On Denim, Italian denim, jfour, light wash denim, native american
Gentlemen, let’s talk fall wardrobe staples. There are a few key pieces you’ll need for fall (basic knits for layering, fresh kicks, and maybe an unexpected pop-color scarf) but one thing is certain. A well-made, up-to-date denim workshirt is going to be the item you can go-to over and over this season when you’re putting together outfits. Whether it’s an ombre-dipped take on a classic, or a pinstripe industrial-inspired piece, you can’t go wrong with this essential. Below are six our recommendations for your closet this September.
1. The Real McCoy’s Joe Mccoy men’s western shirt (Approx $287) – buy it at Superdenim.
2. Scotch & Soda men’s blue striped denim shirt ($124) – buy it at Ron Robinson.
3. Topman blue dip-dyed striped shirt ($20 on sale) – buy it at Topman.
4. AllSaints light grey Crag Shirt ($135) – buy it at AllSaints.
5. Neil Barrett blue washed denim shirt ($455) – buy it at Stylebop.
6. Polo Ralph Lauren custom fit denim Ranger shirt ($145) – buy it at Mr Porter.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: bleached denim, chambray, denim for men, Denim Menswear, denim workshirt, dip-dyed, Fall 2011, fall fashion for men, fall style, ombre, pinstripe, shopping tips for men, wardrobe staples
American Apparel, despite rumors of a massive downfall and sexual harassment lawsuits up the wazoo, have still maintained a cult following and the undisputed status of “cool kid in school” since they started selling overpriced knit roller shorts to college kids. We’re not gonna lie, we love the basic color options for styling, and while some of their novelty items will split at the seams after one raucous night of partying, it’s fun to browse and fun to wear. We popped by their Soho shop on Broadway recently to snap some photos of their window display. We’re loving the chambray tops and denim duffle bag, preceded by rows of summer nail polish colors. If one thing’s for certain, they know how to set the mood for city kids to shop.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: American Apparel, chambray, denim duffle bag, denim shirt, nail polish, nyc, soho, window display
Brainchild of sisters Sienna and Savannah Miller Twenty8Twelve has created quite the buzz over the last few seasons, and for good reason too. It’s just the right look for any girl with who wants that romantic bohemian vibe with a hint of rocker chick appeal. What else could you ask for? This spring the duos’ collection keeps the emphasis on all things vintage inspired reworked into modern and wearable separates. Among the soft pastel hues, feminine floral prints, and flowy chiffons are a slew of denim pieces that we are absolutely loving. From button-front denim dresses, light washed denim jackets, distressed shorts and jeans, shirts, and (our favorite) a chambray knee-length skirt with fringe detail, this collections has something for everyone.
View the full lookbook at the Twenty8Twelve website.
Tags: Bohemian style, chambray, DENIM, denim dresses, denim jackets, denim separates, distressed denim shorts, fringe details, jeans, LookBook, Rocker Chick style, Savannah Miller, Sienna Miller, Spring Summer 2011, Twenty8Twelve, Vintage inspried clothing