Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A few ways to spice up a classic combo

A chambray top with a black bottom is, by far, my most favorite color combo.....it also happens to be the favorite color combo of most women all over the world.  (Who has shown up to a birthday party wearing the same outfit as another lady...this gal right here!)

In an effort to change this classic combo up a bit, here are a few ways to add some spice to the typical chambray/black outfit.

1.  Add color!


With a fun belt, colorful shoes, (or both!)


2.  Add a pattern


This could be "add a color" as well...but pairing a pattern with this color combo is one of my favorites.  Sharon did the same thing, but with a scarf, on Monday, and I thought it was really cute.


3.  Add a statement necklace

Leopard Loafers: Target (similar), Nude Heels: Jessica Simpson, Plum Flats: Old Navy (similar), Chambray Shirt: Old Navy (exact), Jeans and Shorts: Old Navy, Pencil Skirt: Banana Republic

A statement necklace makes every outfit more fun.

One of the reasons I like this color combo so much is because of how you can dress it up or down, and wear it when it's cold or warm.  (Which is great for me in NC...one day it's 30 degrees and the next it's 80.)

Hope you have sunshine where you are! It was 80 degrees here yesterday (and I even got a little burned on my arms from being outside so much...eek! sunscreen goes on tomorrow!)

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18 comments :

Amanda said...

I think it's the perfect platform for laying statement necklaces on to!

Chelsea Mac said...

Love these options! You are so spot on-chambray is such a versatile look. You really can't go wrong!

Chelsea
Haute Child in the City

Tracy Miller said...

Chambray is a huge staple in my closet. My husband asked me if I really need one in every wash and I looked at him like he was crazy. Of course I do!

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I'm so glad to see that someone else loves chambray as much as I do! These are such cute looks to mix it up!

Cate @ Wild Ruffle said...

80 degrees! I'm so envious - it's supposed to snow here again in MN. Someday we will see spring... and I can wear cute shorts with cute chambray tops like your first pic. :)

Emily said...

I've tried to recreate some of your chambray outfits you've posted before so I think I have to keep that tradition going and recreate these as well! ;)

Helene in Between said...

it's rainy here but yesterday was sunny and great! I will take it!

TheTinyHeart said...

I just wore my chambray shirt and black pants the other day! Thanks for the ideas to spice it up :) And I'm sooo jealous of the 80 degrees!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Setarra said...

Love how you switched up each look very subtly! Don't take this wrong way but I now do this thing when I visit your blog where I count how many items from your outfit are from Old Navy. 4 out of 8 for this post. Not bad. But I think you can wear more Old Navy said your fellow Old Navy fan ;)

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Yay for chambray! Seriously, I don't know what I did without it before. I like all of your takes on it, especially with that bright red coat!

Cassie said...

I love all three of these looks, but the middle one (with the gorgeous red coat) is my favorite! You look absolutely beautiful in the picture! Thanks for sharing these great tips...now I just need a chambray shirt:)

Gentri said...

Oh yes, totally a favorite combo of mine, as well! I could wear it every day. :) Love all of these, can't pick a fav!

Carla said...

So chambray has been in for the last year or whatever and I keep seeing it on the web and think it's so cute! So... I ordered a shirt, and since I cut bangs (reminiscent of my bad childhood haircuts) when I put on the chambray shirt I feel like I stepped right back into the 90's but now I'm a mom! It's not good. Am I the only person this happens to?

I did wear the shirt with a black pencil skirt sunday and felt cute and stylish though...

Because Shanna Said So said...

A girl can NEVER go wrong with a chambray!!! Classic and remixable in so many ways! Nailed all three...you are just too cute!!

Kristen said...

great outfits - love them all!

Kayla MKOY said...

My favorite is with that gorgeous statement necklace!!! You're gorgeous! Love ya!

Caroline said...

I think my chambray shirt might be one of my smartest clothing buys ever!

Alice Sibley said...

Love these combinations!

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