Free People romper (sold out) but this one is really similar, just a lighter color.
Before starting let’s just ignore my son’s face, can we? He said he wanted to be in the picture, but then he didn’t. Being 3 is hard. So hard!
Now, let’s get into chambray!! Do you agree that everything looks better in denim? My hand is way up! Is there anything better than a fabric that looks like denim but is really soft and breathable? I think there is NOT. How about you?
I’m going to do a quick explanation on what chambray is, only because during all my search I came across a lot of “chambray” things that were given that name because of the color. But chambray is not a color, it’s a fabric that happens to be very similar to denim in color. While the weave is very different (twill weave vs plain weave) the yarn combination used is the same: A colored yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft, which is what gives chambray the same appearance to denim.
The difference in the weave makes for the dream fabric for summer. Chambray usually has a higher thread count which equals soft, and the plain weave makes it more light and breathable. Of course, that doesn’t mean there isn’t lightweight denim or heavyweight chambray but I still think chambray is more breathable – Sorry I got all deep in theory, but I think it’s always good to know.
So, I went on a deep search for chambray everything. Tops, shorts, skirts, rompers, jumpsuits and dresses. I even found great chambray pieces totally appropriate for the office if you think a denim-look piece is not. Here we go:
A lightweight chambray jacket is perfect for summer!
My mission here was to find the less number of off-the-shoulder chambray tops. Not that they are not pretty but they are everywhere, so I tried to find ones that at least stood out from the others.
Bottoms (Shorts, Pants, Skirts)
Shorts and skirts in chambray are gorgeous, but pants? I’m obsessed and I think its because of the fact that I know they are soft and breathable. I don’t like to say “you should” but you should really try chambray pants!
Rompers and Jumpsuits
For the Office
If you are in a casual business environment, a chambray piece works perfectly and the best part is that most of them are very easy to dress down for a relaxed casual look. If you’re in a more conservative environment, I think the color of the chambray is very important. A darker colored chambray piece styled with more conservative pieces makes for a great and unexpected look. I do that with my husband’s work wardrobe and he looks so fashionable (hot).
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