How to Wear Your Chambray Button Down Three Different Ways

If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram you would see that I’ve been diving headfirst into the 10×10 challenge. For those who don’t know, the 10×10 challenge is a challenge that forces you to only wear ten items for ten different ways. For more information on what is included and discluded check out my story here.

Since I’ve been doing this challenge, I’ve been trying to come up with unique ways to wear my chambray button-down other than wearing it like a normal shirt. Here are the three aesthetics I’ve come up with during the challenge:

Casual

Layer the chambray top over a casual tee to create an effortless look. 

For the days where it’s rainy and you’re running around doing errands, throw on a button-down chambray to add some texture to your outfit. I love wearing a chambray top like this because it is lighter than a cardigan while still giving you the extra warmth. Plus, it adds a little pop of color to an otherwise colorless outfit.

Preppy

Layer a stripe long sleeve shirt over the chambray top and have it peek out ever so slightly. 

For the slightly chillier days, an easy way to warm yourself up is to layer a chambray top underneath a long sleeve shirt. In New England, this is the way we survive the awkward spring temperatures. In the spring, we never know if we’re going to be cold or hot so it’s better to layer and then take off the layers if we end up getting too warm. Plus, it automatically makes it look like you put a lot of thought into your look. If it doesn’t warm up soon I might have to wear this exact outfit for Memorial Day!

Feminine

Tie the dress at your natural waist to create a natural hourglass figure.

Out of all three of these looks, this one is my favorite. I’m a sucker for a good dress styled in a different way. If you recall, this dress was actually spiced up with a suede jacket before. To create a softer look for this bright dress, I decided to tie up a chambray top on my waist. The soft hue of the chambray top tones down the loud dress. Also, by tieing the buttondown at my natural waist it creates a very flattering silhouette. This is my favorite trick for making a dress into a skirt because it creates a very flattering contrast.

What is your favorite way to wear a chambray top? Let me know in the comments down below. Also, be sure to check out the rest of my 10×10 outfits on my InstaStory… only three more days to go!

As always,

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Before you go back to school shopping…

you should know what you’re getting yourself into. I always make a list of things I want to get before I go back to school shopping. It makes it easier and you won’t over buy stuff you don’t really need. Here are 6 things I think are necessary for transitioning summer into fall clothes. (All pictures are from Pintrest)

Chambray Top.

Chambray tops are by far the best tops to own. Why? They can be worn in several different ways dresses, cover ups, regular top, crop top, jacket, or tied around the waist. When it starts getting colder in the fall you’ll be thankful you have an extra layer.

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Army Green Pants.

Okay, so I’ve actually been searching for army green pants since last year. I finally found them this summer (at Charlotte Russe) and have never been so excited. They go so well with stripes, plaid, white, brown, orange, maroon, the list goes on and on. I actually had at least 15+ pictures to choose from, but here are my favorite three outfits.

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Maroon Pants.

Along with army green pants, maroon pants are perfect for fall. I love mixing them with army green and patterns. I have the American Eagle maroon leggings and they’re by far the comfiest colored pants I own.

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Military Vest/Jacket.

The trend continues and I’m loving it. I find these vests make dressy dresses look more casual and effortless. I had to include six pictures because I just loved these outfits so much!

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Shift dress.

They’re super easy to style and you can make a million different outfits with them by just adding different shirts. You can tie one around your waist, tie up a shirt, belt a shirt, the list goes on and on. I’ll be bringing a few of these to Italy with me and you can see how many different outfits you can make with just one simple dress. (Hint: Spaghetti strap dresses are easier to make more outfits around because you can add more layers to them).

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A Pair of Good Jeans.

Straight, boyfriend, relaxed, flair, high-waisted, low rise, jeggings, the list goes on and on. It doesn’t matter which pair of jeans you want to rock this season, but invest in a pair that won’t fade over the years. Personally, my favorite fit is American Eagle because they fit like a glove and last a life time. Seriously though, I’ve had jeans from American Eagle since 8th grade.

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There may be other things you want to get to take your outfits to the next level like loud shoes, awesome necklaces, funky hats, but these are just the some of essentials I think every girl kind of needs in her wardrobe.

Think I missed something? Let me know in the comments.

As always,

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