Chambray — the new way to wear denim

By FIONA CONNOLLY
COLUMNIST

Denim looks good on everyone, but jeans can be boring sometimes. Stylists have brought a new way to wear denim into the fashion industry: chambray.

Chambray is a lightweight cotton fabric that looks like denim but feels soft and comfortable. Chambray shirts can be worn in many different ways.
chambrayThe first way is with an oversized sweater. Find a light-colored chamber shirt, printed or not, and wear a large, comfy sweater over top with leggings and combat boots. You can also wear a printed chambray shirt with a printed oversized sweater to have the mixing prints look. Chambray shirts can also be worn unbuttoned as a cardigan with a dress or skirt or wear one with a scarf and riding boots to look preppy-chic.

Another way is to wear a chambray shirt as a dress. Get one 2-3 sizes too large, it should be about mid-thigh in length, and wear it with leggings, a large belt, and flats. The possibilities are endless and you can always wear your chambray shirt plain, with leggings and boots, or your favorite pair of skinny jeans, as long as they are different colors.

Chambray is the new fabric for everyone because it can be turned into so many different styles just by changing your accessories. A floral scarf will make it girly and chic, combat boots will highlight the punk look, and cowboy boots and a belt can make it western.

Chambray shirts are sold at almost all stores and there are almost endless ways to wear them, so they are the new fashion staple for everyone’s closets.

Contact Fiona Connolly at pixi1998@gmail.com.

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