5 ways to wear and style Chambray in the Spring & Summer

July 22, 2015


In case you missed this particular post that Carrie guest posted while she was away on vacation recently then here it is, my take on styling and wearing chambray 5 ways for the spring and summer.

I am sure you have noticed me wearing A LOT of chambray on the blog as I can’t get enough of it. This is the one neutral in my closet that goes with EVERYTHING and can be styled different ways. I have even worn my chambray more ways then what is contained in this post which may warrant another spring and summer styling of it as well as a fall and winter post in the future. I am going to cover 5 ways to wear chambray for these warmer months and give a link back to each outfit as I have worn it in past posts.

1). Chambray top over white pants
Chambray buttoned up and as a top over white pants. I love how crisp and airy this chambray top looks with denim white pants. Add some pops of bold colored blue and the chambray stands out even more. For this particular look I added some edgier accessories to give an unexpected add on to an otherwise sophisticated and polished look. You can check out the original post here.

2). Chambray top tied around the waist
When the spring and summer days begin it can be quite chilly outside or perhaps in some indoor facilities so a chambray button up top is my go to cover up for times like these. When it gets hot just tie it around your waist for a fun, cool kid on the block look that almost reminds me of the 90’s (remember sweatshirts and over-sized checkered plaid grunge like tops being tied around the waist?).  Check out the post here.

3). Chambray top belted over a casual Little White Dress



I love a perfect Little White Dress, especially this crochet one so adding a belted chambray top and some cognac and glittered details takes this little white dress to a whole new level. This Little White Dress is now more dressed up casual and definitely perfect for a girls night out or day with family. See original post here.

4). Chambray top buttoned up and tied knot over a bold colored dress


This tied up chambray top will work for probably any dress but here I choose to use a floral one. I choose this floral dress because the chambray actually softens the bold colors and print in the dress. See original post here.

5). Chambray top over a pastel striped dress and with a sunhat



I believe this is probably my favorite way of wearing chambray, over a pastel sundress and fun sun hat for not only protection against unwanted rays but for an added chic look. See original post here.

Which of these 5 ways was your favorite? Which have you tried before? How do you style your chambray tops for spring and summer weather?

Linking up with: Turning Heads Tuesday Lisa, Melissa, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Sandyalamode, Confident Twosday, Pumps and Push-ups, Thursday Fashion Files, Whitney, Grace, Trend-Spin,Leelo, Michelle, The Mummy Chronicles

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  • Susan July 22, 2015 at 7:05 am

    I loved this post! My two favorites are paired with the white denim and cobalt shoes and tied over the dress. Looking great Rachel! SUsan

  • Becky @ bybmg July 22, 2015 at 7:36 am

    This is such a great post! So many wonderful ideas!

  • Mackenzie Carol July 22, 2015 at 7:56 am

    So many great ideas! I have been trying to decide whether I should purchase a chambray shirt or not, since I wanted one but wasn’t sure how often I would wear it, but now I want to go out and get one right this second so I can try out some of these ways of styling it! I have to say, I think the top belted over the little white dress is my favorite. Thanks for so many cute ideas!

  • Susie July 22, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I love chambray shirts so much too! They just go with everything!



  • Shannon July 22, 2015 at 9:21 am

    You can never go wrong with chambray! Love all the ways you styled it!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Anna D Kart July 22, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I love tying the denim shirt over the dress!

    Happy Medley

  • amy July 22, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I love chambray, and I think I’ve worn it every way you have except for tied around my waist.

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes July 22, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I am constantly wearing my chambray shirt also. As a matter of fact, I just wore mine on Sunday. I love all of these outfits! These are such great ideas! I have never tried tying it on my waist before, but it is a really big trend right now, and I look forward to trying it.


  • Sarah Tyau July 22, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I love how you styled them all! I am obsessed with chambray for the Summer!


  • Shaunacey July 22, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    love all the ways you styled it! looks especially great with white bottoms!

  • Carly July 22, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Great tips! I wear my chambray shirt all the time and I love it with a denim on denim look
    Dresses & Denim

  • Amy Ann July 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Chambrays are so versatile. Definitely a great wardrobe staple.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom July 22, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    My favorite is that white dress with the chambray top layered over it. I need to try that look with my white dress. I am going to pin it so I don’t forget. I just started working on my guest post for you last night 🙂


  • Megan July 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    I love them all! Tying it around my waist is always my favorite & I love it with white denim too!

  • Heather July 22, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    I love chambray over a dress — it’s such a great versatile staple!!!


  • Christie July 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Great chambray looks, Rachel! It really shows just how versatile chambray can be. My fav combo is chambray and white! It’s so chic!

    The Closet by Christie

  • kelsey bang July 23, 2015 at 2:46 am

    such a fun post! love seeing diffrent ways to mix up an item!

  • Ashley July 23, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Chambray is the bessssst; so many ways to wear! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Brooke July 23, 2015 at 8:37 am

    So many great ways to wear chambray! My favorite is with white jeans, it’s so classic!


  • Annessa @ Seeking Sunshine July 23, 2015 at 10:38 am

    I love the look of chambray as a cover up!


  • Morgan July 23, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Great post – I personally love chambray and white!


  • Morgan July 23, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Chambray and white is my favorite – a total summer go-to!


  • Kathleen July 23, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Chambray is my favorite! I love this guide to wearing it in the summer. Great styles!

  • Tif @ Bright on a Budget July 23, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    All of these look sooo pretty on you! #1 is my favorite and I think I’m going to do a blog post featuring a similar look soon. I’ve been playing with it for a while. And I have a post idea for our linkup involving a tulle skirt. I’m going to have to try my chambray over a dress though–I have yet to do that!


  • Shea July 23, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    My chambray shirt is such a staple that I love to wear year round. These are great looks–I especially love it knotted over the bright floral dress!

  • The Gifted Gabber July 28, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Gotta love chambray! I love how you paired it with the cobalt blue shoes especially, but all the looks are great! — Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com