Variations of the popular and versatile jean jacket have been coming in and out of style now for decades. Even denim itself has evolved into more than just your average pair of jeans. One such transformation is the jean button-up shirt. This Fashionista shows us a fabulous way to wear a denim shirt as some would a jacket and, she makes it work. The light denim shirt paired with a white lace shirt and white denim shorts is a great way to pull of this look. She then adds a pop of color by pairing a contrasting sandal and some jewelry.
Not sure if a denim shirt is right for you? Take some gateway denim pieces for a spin. Denim jackets are a fundamental in any closet and look great over dresses and colored jeans. And when you’re feeling a little edgier try a classic denim vest, which will add some cool points to any outfit.
The denim shirt trend has been on the rise for some time now in the fashion scene. Denim can be found creating pieces like dresses, button-ups, cut-off shorts and skirts. Every store and brand finds a new way of vamping this trend and making it unique. D.I.Y tutorials also help Fashionistas/os create an item that’s all their own. This is one trend that does not seem to be leaving us any time soon. So it is safe to jump on this fashion bandwagon and find a denim trend to make all your own!
From cowboys in the Wild West to the celebrities gracing the pages of US Weekly, denim and chambray have always been an integral part of American fashion culture. In recent seasons, the chambray shirt has become a staple piece in a Fashionisto’s closet. Better lasso one quick boys, because chambray is here to stay!
I spotted this Fashionisto enjoying a sunny pre-spring day in University Yard. While the bright green United Colors of Benneton chinos were the first thing to catch my eye, my attention was almost immediately redirected to the Fashionisto’s artful layering, all centered around the deep wash, H&M chambray shirt. He paired his handsome top with a heather grey cardigan from Urban Outfitters. This sweater-shirt pairing is ideal because the airy, light grey of the cardigan is a great color contrast to the deep blue of the shirt, thereby making both pieces stand out on their own. As opposed to an oxford shirt, the chambray is perfect because it keeps the outfit relaxed for a versatile, casual-chic class outfit. The shirt also balances standing out on its own while still letting the other components of the look shine too. Tucking his shirt into his chinos with a square buckle belt from Filene’s Basement is a nice touch and polishes the overall look of the ensemble. He tops off his look with Sperry Top-Siders.
Looking to dabble in this trend? Lucky for you, there are many chambray options. For a one-of-a-kind, worn-in chambray, hit up your favorite vintage store! Places like Buffalo Exchange always have great options. For those who love the classics, original denim brand, Levi’s, or cowboy favorite, Wrangler, always have great jean shirts. J. Crew carries a variety of chambray shirts in a multitude of washes all year round. If you are an avid online shopper, ASOS gives you endless choices by stocking button-ups from a wide array of designers. Diesel or Bleu De Paname make dapper chambray shirts and are perfect for those who are willing to break the bank a little.