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Tons of outfit ideas and ways to wear my chambray button-down shirt or denim dress... on lots of different mom models! Love these cute and chic ideas that are #modest and totally wearable. Whether cozy at home with the kids or running errands, these outfits are so easy to copy. Going to pin to reference in the morning! #momlife #fashion #style #clothes #fall #winter #spring #summer #outfits #chambray

Chambray… have you heard of it? Think it’s frumpy or boring?

Tons of outfit ideas and ways to wear my chambray button-down shirt or denim dress... on lots of different mom models! Love these cute and chic ideas that are #modest and totally wearable. Whether cozy at home with the kids or running errands, these outfits are so easy to copy. Going to pin to reference in the morning! #momlife #fashion #style #clothes #fall #winter #spring #summer #outfits #chambray

A chambray/denim top was one of those pieces I never thought I’d wearย before starting this blog. Most of the women who wore it seemed to look frumpy. Plus I was stuck on “safe zone” clothes and that wasn’t one of them.

I’m so glad this blog has pushed me to try new things. Chambray has become a favorite in my closet and I now always include a chambray top in my free wardrobe plans for moms.

These photos below come from members of our community who fearlessly accepted our challenge to style chambray in cute, mom friendly outfits.

Before we get started, though, here’s a basic intro to chambray.

What is Chambray?

Officially:

Unofficially, it’s the blue in the pictures below ๐Ÿ™‚ And it’s a trend that’s been going strong for several years. In my opinion it’s one of the most mom-friendly trends out there!

You might know chambray as those denim-looking button down shirts everyone wears.

Well you’ve probably either seen them worn the same way over and over, or just plain frumpy.

In this post, we’re going to convince you that chambray (whether in a top or dress) belongs in your mom wardrobe! It’s extremely versatile and durable!

Chambray is most commonly found in tops and dresses. However you’ll also find it in headbands, shorts and even sneakers!

It’s similar to denim, but a much lighter type of fabric. It comes in all shades, from very faded blue to dark blue.

Basic tips for wearing chambray without looking frumpy:

  • Dresses should either be cinched (many come with this built in) or worn with a belt to add definition.

  • Tops should be fitted enough that they rest snugly on your shoulders and shoulder blades but loose enough that they button without gaping. As is the nature of any button-down shirt it won’t be 100% fitted. That’s okay! You’ll see how fantastic all these ladies look. It doesn’t have to look like a sack ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Busty ladies: Look for a chambray dress without buttons, or for a henley, pull-over style chambray top. That way you can avoid the bursting buttons look ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Only wear chambray with denim (jacket or jeans) if they are opposing shades. For example: A light chambray top with dark wash skinny jeans works great!

  • Easiest/fool-proof colors and patterns to wear with Chambray:

    • Floral, plaid, aztec, leopard

    • White, gray, black, any solid color (such as coral, burgundy, or mustard)

 

Casual Outfit Ideas for Moms Using Chambray Tops & Dresses

Chambray Styled As: A Dress

Chambray Styled As: A Top

Chambray Styled As: A Layer

Isn’t it crazy how many ways there are to wear a chambray top?!

In case you’re starting to think you need one of these in your life, here are some shopping links:


Shopping Links

Here are some affordable options for chambray tops:

Aeropostale | J. Crew | Target | Old Navy (Plus Size) | Target (Plus Size) | Old Navy (Maternity)

Here are some affordable options for chambray dresses:

Target | Target #2 | Old Navy | Target (Maternity) | Old Navy (Maternity) | Old Navy (Plus Size)

Now it’s your turn to share… what do you think about chambray? Have you always loved it, never worn it, or just can’t find one you love yet?
Can you share with us which of these casual outfit ideas for moms you like best?

 

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Tons of outfit ideas and ways to wear my chambray button-down shirt or denim dress... on lots of different mom models! Love these cute and chic ideas that are #modest and totally wearable. Whether cozy at home with the kids or running errands, these outfits are so easy to copy. Going to pin to reference in the morning! #momlife #fashion #style #clothes #fall #winter #spring #summer #outfits #chambray