Style Theory: Capsule collection = chic and timeless items you can wear season after season, year after year.
The second instalment in my capsule collection of elegant basics for your wardrobe is: The Chambray and Denim shirt
What is Chambray?
The official definition is:
|Love the loose denim shirt over black leather trousers|
|Wear your fine denim/chambray shirt under a dress.|
|Dress up your shirt with a sequin jacket and skirt. (love the Tshirt underneath too)|
|Layer up with cream jumper, camel coat and biker boots.|
|Dress down leather leggings with denim shirt and jumper|
|Completely casual...boyfriend jeans and trainers|
|wear under your Breton top **remember to cuff your sleeves so the denim sleeve is visable.|
|Love with a blazer, skinny jeans and converse|
|Smarten your shirt up with a midi skirt|
|I am loving the bellbottom jeans-this inspired me in 'my style' below|
|Denim shirt tied at the bottom with fab fringed boots..gorgeous.|
All images from Pinterest
Here are the best shirts from the high street starting with chambray shirts:
|J Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt £78|
J Crew are the leaders of the shirt/jumper combo and no doubt this one will be beautiful on. It is expensive but this style will last for year after year.
|Joules York Chambray Shirt £49.95|
This shirt would really work with paler blue jeans for the denim on denim look or perhaps with a black leather mini/midi skirt, opaque tights.
|MiH Sleeveless Chambray Shirt £50.40 (from the Outnet)|
Love, love, love this shirt, this is chambray perfection. It has no pockets so no bulkyness under jumpers, it has a beautiful collar would look fab 'popped' up. The shirt would tuck smoothly into a pencil skirt and would work in the summer beautifully. I have in my online basket ready to buy!
|Jack Wills Holecroft Shirt £59.50|
This is a fab capsule basic, the shirt hangs well and is cut beautifully so flatters the figure.
|Moto Denim Oversize Shirt £34|
This again is a great basic and is cut oversize so fab to wear as Streetstyle image no.1 over a pair of black ankle length trousers/leather trousers.
|Gap 1969 Western Shirt £34.99|
I have this shirt, it is great a lovely shade of blue, looks great with paler/darker blue jeans and a blazer/camo jacket. However, due to the pockets it cannot be worn under a jumper as it makes the jumper lumpy and is therefore not very flattering.
|Forever 21 Camo Denim Shirt £24.75|
Not quite with the theme and more of a 'fashion' than capsule item. I saw it and thought it was cute and very 'on trend' Stick on with a pair of black skinny jeans and heels and a camel coat and it will look fab.
So there you have it a rundown of my favourite looks and high street finds of the chambray and denim shirt!
Spotty Chambray Shirt: Primark £13
Jeans: J Brand
**apologies for the posing had two seconds to get a photo and it went wrong (obvs)
Black Jeans: Oasis
Trainers: New Balance
Denim Shirt: Gap
Animal Print Belt: Primark
Thanks for reading x