We love a good chambray shirt. It’s casual but still thoughtful, comfortable but has a shape, and goes with pretty much everything. Even the Canadian tuxedo is cool again, with designers like Off-White and Dior sending their versions of it down the runway in the past few years. And unlike a full-blown denim shirt, chambray is a lighter weight, which makes it perfect for these weird in between months.
How are we styling it? If you’re still in summer mode, a lighter blue chambray like this one from Tuckernuck looks fantastic with white jeans and a cute pair of sandals. Madewell has a light blue shirt in an ex-boyfriend fit that is cool, affordable, and size inclusive.
If you’re looking to upgrade the basic version of the silhouette, we got options for you. Eve Denim has a high-fashion version inspired by vintage styles, complete with high-collar and ladylike ruffles. Ann Taylor LOFT’s blouse has a hem tie and delicate buttons, making it softer and more feminine if that’s your style. Finally, J.Crew’s collarless shirt with puff sleeves is the perfect example of how tiny details can make a difference.
One way to modernize the Canadian tuxedo is playing around with shape and colors. First, make sure you have two different shades of blue. The Everyday Chambray Shirt from J.Crew is the perfect light, worn-in blue to rock with darker denim. The shape of this shirt is great too, with just enough movement to hang like a more traditional blouse.
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