Four Way Friday Part III

Hello Friday.  We need you.  I received a note this week about chambray.

Dear Lessons In Style:

What’s the big deal with chambray?  Everywhere I go, I see a chambray shirt on sale.  Isn’t it a little blue collar (no pun intended) for my taste?  I mean, I’ve seen my dad wear a shirt like this.  Fill me in.

Sincerely,

Chagrined by Chambray

Dear Chagrined No More:

Don’t be angry at this fantastic style piece.  Chambray, it’s having a moment.  Think of it as your favorite pair of jeans on the upper part of your body.  You can wear it casually and dress it up, just like your favorite pair of jeans!  This material is meant to look worn in like you guessed it — your favorite pair of jeans!  What’s not to love, really?  This shirt can get you through every single season.  In warmer months, you can roll up the sleeves and wear it over a maxi dress.  In cooler months (yay!) you can wear it as a key layering piece.

Still not convinced?

First, let’s look at some outfit options this Four Way Friday.  You don’t know about Four Way Friday?  It’s a new tradition here on Lessons In Style, where I take one piece and show you how to style it at least four ways, in four categories:  Work, Evening After Work, Casual Weekend, Dress Weekend.  You ready for this?

1)  Chambray Casual Work

Like I said above, chambray is a key layering piece.  Add a jacket or sweater and there you go!

Chambray Casual Work

2)  Chambray Dressy After Work

If you are going out after work but you don’t want to change your entire outfit, just bring one piece with you to switch up.  Here you will see that I kept up most of the casual work outfit but only changed one or two elements.

Chambray After Work

3)  Chambray Casual Weekend

Like I said in my last Four Way Friday Post, dressing casual on the weekends does not have to be sloppy.  Slipping into your chambray shirt will be one of the most comfortable things you can wear.

Chambray Casual Weekend

4)  Chambray Dressy Weekend

So it may not be the dressiest thing you ever wear, but you sure can play off the different texture of the chambray and other soft things like leather or glittery materials such as sequins.  The contrast can be quite fun.

Chambray Dressy Weekend

Now, where to buy some chambray?  It’s kinda everywhere right now.  Your options are limitless – here are two.  Click on photos below to go to web site.

1)  J. Crew.  I have this one from the Crew (you are surprised, no?).  I loves it.

J. Crew Chambray Shirt – $78

2)  Old Navy Polka Dot Chambray.  This one has a little twist to it – white polka dots!  It will go with everything, so don’t worry.

Old Navy Chambray Polka Dot shirt – $26.94

Enjoy your weekend and keep those questions coming!

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