Chambray Tones

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I have to be honest. I would not normally be the one to mix denim on denim, even if it is two totally different tones. I don’t know if it’s my 90’s upbringing where remnants of bleach tipped spiky hair and oversized denim jackets worn by N’Sync still linger in my nightmares, but it’s not something I usually vibe on. It’s like how we were taught never to wear navy and black together (something I love doing now, by the way). However, after gathering some inspo from Fall fashion week, I am singing a different tune.

We’ll be seeing a lot of chambray and denim as we head into spring, with hem lines creeping up shorter underneath floor length, light jackets. I love that look and I imagine such will show up on this blog very shortly.

What I love most about the duel chambray look is that although both the shirt and jeans are of the same textiling, the washes and feel of the fabrics are totally different, thus creating an alternative option to the white button down. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I LOVE a good Carolina Herrera style white button down, but light layers are something that one lives by here in Los Angeles and options are key. I chose a look with strong contrast between top and bottom because that’s what felt best to me, however, monotone from top to bottom may be your jam. I encourage you all try this at home with your boyfriend/husband’s shirt or grab an oversized version of your own. Play around with color palettes until you find one that feels right for you.

Photography by Ashley Streff

Shirt: Madewell (similar here)

Jeans: Rag & Bone

Purse: Mansur Gavriel

Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman

Hat: Michael Stars (similar here)

Rings: Catbird

Watch: Emporio Armani

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