TREND: Summer Blues

Labor Day marks the calendar end to summer, but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to follow suit! Some summertime blues might just be the trick to lighten up a heavy fall outfit. Nothing says summertime ease like a casual and hassle-free chambray paired with some distressed jean shorts.

This Fashionista’s outfit evokes that livin’-easy-in-the-summer-sun feeling. In the midst of moving into her new digs, she planned her fantastic outfit accordingly. There is a lot of mobility and comfort in her clothing choices. The lighter blue chambray is a soothing color for the eyes, while the distressed jean shorts and strapped leather sandals add an organic edge to her look. Throw in a thin, vintage metal necklace for more visual texture. Note the harmony between the blues she is wearing. It’s really important to remember that sometimes matchy-matchy is not so catchy-catchy; in this case, however, the subtle shades of light blue work fantastically together.

A little history about the chambray shirt: normally the chambray is a cotton-based shirt that’s been historically worn by a working class. That’s where we get the term “blue collar.”
Looking for your own chambray? Try places like J.Crew and GAP for their signature takes on chambrays. Got a little more money to blow? How about with their very cute and very dainty chambray take.

Now, how about those jeans? Jean shorts are a staple for any wardrobe, especially a warmer weather one. Distressed jean shorts are easy to come by, however it’s important to find a pair whose distressed areas look natural and organic. A good pick are these Urban Renewal cutoff shorts at Urban Outfitters. The distressed areas feel organic and the lighter shade of blue is always refreshing from the dark indigo jeans. Looking for a longer short? Try these Levis patched jean shorts.

Hint: Want an edgier fall look? Swap the shorts for distressed skinny jeans, trade the strapped sandals for some Frye Boots, and throw on a leather jacket for some serious attitude.

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