Friday, 22 August 2014

Chambray and Floral

Sometimes when it's grey and rainy outside I like to wear the brightest possible colours. It sort of acts as a pick-me-up when the weather is crummy. This chambray shirt was the first one I ever picked up (and now I have 3 in various washes and sleeve lengths) and started my love for this amazing neutral.  To address something really quickly: chambray is not denim. It is denim-like. It comes in washes (like denim) and has a kind of blue, brushed cotton feel... but it is NOT a denim shirt. It's much lighter and more wearable. So if you're looking for a chambray, look for something that has a little bit of texture or weave to the fabric, but still flows and moves nicely. A good chambray can act as a neutral with basically any colour, but is more casual than a white button down, can also act as a great neutral layer. Okay - enough chambray talk.

I found this fabric on sale at a fabric store and I knew it was destined to be a skirt. I loved the slightly watercolour feel of the print and the colours are so bright and saturated. I paired it with a bright pink chemise and my chambray to hang out around my house, do laundry and walk the dog. It's cool, comfy and looks nice enough that if I were to go out later I wouldn't have to change.



Do you wear floral? Or does it make you feel like a grandmother? Do I look like a grandmother? You know what, I don't care. I still like it.
Camisole/Chemise - Ricki's: similar
Chambray - Marshall's: similar / similar / similar
Floral skirt - homemade: similar / similar / similar
Wedges - Sears: similar / similar / similar
Lipgloss - Revlon Just Bitten in Twilight

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  1. I love this style trick (adding Chambray to floral or any prints). I did this same thing last Friday to my floral dress.
    Thanks for linking up to "How I Styled It" today

    Garay Treasures

    1. It's a great trick. Also makes the wardrobe go just a little further - which is nice. :)

  2. Your floral maxi is lovely! So cute paired with the chambray! Thanks for linking up with How I Style It!