Photos by Erin Valentine
[Chambray top: Urban Outfitters, shirt: Ann Taylor, jeans: Ann Taylor, booties: Style & Co., scarf: The Limited, earrings: Francesca's, stud earrings: Juicy Couture, necklace: Lia Sophia]
I love a good chambray top (chambray top = denim button-down), but one problem I always face when deciding to wear one is, what do I pair it with? I'm not a big fan of the whole denim on denim craze so I'm left with either layering a chambray top over a dress or with a skirt, or maybe, just maybe even with leggings...if the chambray shirt is long enough that is.
But recently it hit me - colored denim! I know, I know, I'm late to the colorful jeans party, but now that I've arrived, I can't believe that I ever considered my wardrobe to be complete without them! Black jeans, white jeans, burgundy jeans, patterned jeans, you-name-it jeans: chambray goes with it all and compliments any look and any color scheme quite nicely!
Chambray tops are perfect buttoned all the way up or worn open with a tee underneath, like I did here. In warmer weather I love a chambray top layered over a sundress instead of a cardigan for a more casual and effortless feel. Chambray tops really offer a lot more room for possibilities than you may have thought! Chambray for the win!