October 7, 2014
As I mentioned Saturday, I saw lots of denim and chambray shirts in Paris – they were worn in an amazing variety of ways…
Most simple is wearing these shirts with black. This can be a nice relaxed “out for the afternoon” outfits with pants and flats, or much dressier, with a pretty skirt and clutch bag. Sleeves can be rolled, collar stood up in back – anything that personalizes your shirt and makes you happy!
A collarless chambray shirt can be a nice counterpoint to a dressy skirt. Where something lacy or floral might go WAAAAY over the top, these outfits look like you mean to be dressy, but you’re not getting carried away. (and look – NO POCKETS!!!)
A faded denim shirt is an excellent way to break up an otherwise conservative workday outfit – perfect for Casual Fridays in a “not REALLY casual” office.
It can be really difficult to figure out what to wear with tweed, but denim always works well!
I saw someone wearing a denim shirt UNDER a plain black dress (make sure you’ve got room to do this – no sausage stuffing allowed!), and then 2 days later, when it was warm, I saw a denim shirt partly buttoned and belted over a floral dress. That’s imagination!
And of course, you can always wear a chambray shirt with jeans. It seems to look a lot nicer if the jeans aren’t blue… (and look – no breast pockets AGAIN!) These are examples of the rolled up jeans with substantial shoes that I mentioned Saturday – it was worn by women of all ages.