7 Ways to Wear a Chambray Shirt by Sherri

Monday, March 12, 2012
Oh, hey! I'm Sherri, a 25-year-old from Winnipeg, Canada. Nice to meet you. I can't even tell you how happy I am to be here today! I was actually inspired by Elaine to start a personal style blog to represent modesty and to share my love for fashion. At SHERRIAMOUR you'll find my daily musings, style diary, and thrift finds.

My all time favorite shirt is the chambray (denim-like) button-up. I would seriously wear it everyday if I could. So I want to share with you different ways to wear it.

1. Try pairing it with a skirt for a dressier look. 

2. Wear your chambray as a jacket or as a layering piece.

3. Try belting your chambray and pairing it with pants for more of a casual look.

4. Try tying it up in the front. Also, a great trick for a modest cover-up!

5. Wear it buttoned up all the way for a preppier look and add a statement necklace.

6. Try wearing it under a shirt or a knit sweater/cardigan. You can also wear it under a dress or sleeveless top as another modest tip!

7. And, finally, the classic denim-on-denim, which you've seen the lovely Elaine work.

P.S. A tip for my thrifty friends:  Try shopping in the men's/boy's section at the thrift store (That's where I got mine.) or a local shop like Walmart for a less-expensive button-up.

Now go and chambray it up!


  1. I didn't buy a Chambray shirt until last summer, in fact my husband bought it for me, and I don't know why I waited so long to incorporate it into my wardrobe. It's an invaluable staple, as your lovely post illustrates. It's a perfect neutral canvass to paint your outfit around.


  2. i love all these ideas...now off to find a chambray shirt!

  3. One piece and look how many fabulous look you have created! Love them all ;)

  4. Awesome post! I could not possibly live without my chambray shirt, they are just so versatile and always look great, thanks Sherri!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  5. So versatile.. love it!  Thanks for the inspiration Sherri, think I'll wear mine tomorrow. xo,


  6. Great tips! I just did a denim on denim look in my latest post as well!

    xo Jennifer


  7. Way to rock all those looks, Sherri!!!!  Definitely inspired!
    The Mrs. and The Momma

  8. Very cute! Thanks for sharing! I love my chambray top.

    xo. molly

  9. I'm off to buy one right away!  Totally love all your looks!


  10. chillairandperfumeMarch 13, 2012 at 6:34 AM

    I was late jumping on the chambray shirt bandwagon, but now I can't stop wearing mine. (I'm wearing it in today's post, actually, haha.) Thanks for these great tips!


  11. I'm so sad that I haven't been able to find the right chambray shirt yet! Everytime I find one, it's already sold out in my size! Bummer. This inspires me to get one even more! Seems like it goes with everything and I really LOVE the denim on demin! :)

  12. Great post & lovely outfits.


  13. At first I was so confused, I thought that chambray was just a fancy word for denim, so out I went looking for cute denim tops... I did eventually figure out the difference between chambray and denim, but while shopping I found the denim to be a cheaper (albeit often more bedazzled) than the chambray. No fear though, I did find one that fit (and without any fancy embroidery) and I am confident that the denim will do just as nicely when put into such combinations that you've sported above! Thanks for the great article and ideas!

  14. Great post! I think looks 4 and 7 are my favorites. :)

  15. Such a versatile piece! I love it! I have one denim shirt that I never wear because I don't know what to wear it with but I LOVE all of your outfits! :] Also, I will definitely be checking out the men's section of thrift stores more often now. So smart!

  16. Fell in love with this post and decided to feature it in my friday favorites post! Hope you don't mind:) Check it out if you wish!


    <3 Leney

  17. Sherri, I'm loving look 1 and 7!! And you're looking gorgeous