4 Ways To Wear Chambray Shirt Part 1 – Denim On Denim

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Chambray shirts are one of the most versatile piece of clothing you’ll ever own. It works with almost anything and you’ll get to use it all year long because they can be worn in any season, and that’s what I love about it; it’s so practical to own one. Which is why I am not surprised to see almost everyone rocking one.

There are just so many ways you can style your chambray shirt; you can wear it over a maxi dress or wear it over a swimsuit, and the list goes on. That said, I’ve decided to do a multi-part fashion post on the different ways you can wear one and I’ll be featuring my favorite ones that are appropriate during fall/winter.

Denim on denim – I decided to kick off this series by featuring the denim-on-denim look. You’ll usually see women pairing light chambray shirts with dark-washed jeans, or dark shirts paired with light-washed jeans. Those aren’t the only ways you can wear your chambray shirt with a denim though. You can pair your chambray shirts with bright-colored jeans or even floral jeans for a more fun look.

Today, you can see that pairing dark chambray shirt with dark-washed jeans also works. The key is to find at least a shade darker or a shade lighter than your jeans so they don’t exactly match. I had so much fun during our little shoot because my kids and I get to wear matching outfits. Yes, I love it when we wear watching clothes; we did a matching Stripes and Denim a few months ago.

boy toddler wearing denim on denim outfit

girl toddler wearing denim on denim outfit

toddler siblings wearing matching denim on denim outfit

toddler siblings wearing matching denim on denim outfit

mommy and boy toddler wearing matching denim on denim outfit

mommy and boy toddler wearing matching denim on denim outfit

mommy and girl toddler wearing matching denim on denim outfit

mommy and girl toddler wearing matching denim on denim outfit

mommy and toddler siblings wearing matching denim on denim outfit

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Outfit Details

On me:

Shirt: Express | similar

Jeans: Express | similar

Boots: Payless Shoe Source | similar

On her:

Shirt: Baby Gap | exact

Jeans: Gymboree | similar

Boots: Keds | exact

On him:

Shirt: Chicco | similar

Jeans: Carter’s | similar

Sneakers: Nike | similar

Shop my favorite chambray shirts below.

Don’t forget to check out the other parts of this series – 4 Ways To Wear Chambray Shirt Part 2 – Leggings and 4 Ways To Wear Chambray Shirt Part 3 – Skirt.

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  1. October 24, 2016 / 8:11 AM

    Your kids are adorable! Loved meeting you yesterday 🙂 Also love the way you rocked this chambray look.


    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 8:15 AM

      Thank you, Amber! You’re so sweet! I enjoyed meeting you yesterday as well. Have a fabulous week ahead! 🙂

  2. October 24, 2016 / 9:10 AM

    Your little cuties are oh so stylish!!! I love how the three of you look; thanks for the denim on denim tips.

    • Belle
      October 27, 2016 / 9:47 AM

      Thank you! I am glad you liked it!

  3. October 24, 2016 / 9:29 AM

    I wear denim on denim atleast once a week…so simple, comfy and always looks good! It’s funny because my dad is a true texas cowboy and has literally worn a pearl snap long sleeve denim wrangler shirt and jeans his whole life, so I guess I took a style tip from my dad ; )


    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 9:31 AM

      It really is very simple and comfy but still chic. That’s really sweet though; the way he kind of influenced you without you knowing it. Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

  4. October 24, 2016 / 10:08 AM

    Your kids are the cutest! Love how easy a chambray and denim outfit pull together. Looking forward to see the other 3 styles.

    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 10:36 AM

      Thank you! It really is one of the outfits that’s very easy to pull off because it just always works. 🙂

    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 10:37 AM

      Thank you; you’re very sweet! 🙂

  5. October 24, 2016 / 10:20 AM

    omg, your kiddos are the cutest! & you can never go wrong with a chambray shirt! Too cute!

    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 10:38 AM

      Thank you! I couldn’t agree more; chambray shirts are amazing!

  6. October 24, 2016 / 11:17 AM

    How cute are you guys?! I don’t own any chambray but now I really want to go buy some!!

    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 11:34 AM

      Thank you! I honestly think your wardrobe isn’t complete without one. 🙂

  7. October 24, 2016 / 11:37 AM

    I LOVE that you ran with this style with your kids too!!! They are SO ADORABLE!! You look fantastic too!! So GREAT meeting you yesterday :-))))) Look forward to more get togethers in the near future :-)))


    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 12:32 PM

      Thank you! I do try to do it every chance I get; I know when they’re older I won’t get away with it anymore! Lol! It was really great meeting you yesterday as well and I’m also looking forward for more fun get togethers! Have a great day! 🙂

    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 12:30 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

  8. certifiedpastryaficionado
    October 24, 2016 / 12:14 PM

    First let me just say…you have the most adorable children EVER! So so so cute. Especially when your daughter is giving your son a side-hug. *Melt* Ok, now to the chambray. I love my chambray shirts! I usually wear with dark jeans or black jeans. But I love the idea of using floral/colored jeans with them! Perfect for cooler spring days. Thanks for the idea!

    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 12:33 PM

      Thank you so much; you’re so sweet! My daughter is the sweetest when she’s not misbehaving. Lol. My heart melts every time she hugs and kisses her baby brother. I’m glad you liked it. You’re welcome! 🙂

  9. October 24, 2016 / 12:20 PM

    I can’t handle the cuteness! Oh my goodness 🙂 Such an adorable fam!

    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 12:35 PM

      Thank you; you’re so sweet! 🙂

  10. October 24, 2016 / 12:25 PM

    You guys all look so great in your chambray! I love love love the denim on denim look!

    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 12:34 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

  11. Nicole
    October 24, 2016 / 12:51 PM

    I love that you include your babies in your post, so freaking adorable! Chambray shirts are a must have for any girl. Great post Belle!
    Xo, Nicole

    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 2:03 PM

      Thank you! It is hard not to let them be a part of it especially when we have matching outfits! Have a great day! 🙂

  12. October 24, 2016 / 2:09 PM

    Belle omg your kids are so cute!! What a fun post! Love chambray! Thanks for sharing xo

    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 2:09 PM

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked it! Have a great day! 🙂

  13. October 24, 2016 / 6:19 PM

    I couldn’t wait to read this post because I’m wearing a chambray shirt myself today! I paired it with yellow pants from the Gap.

    • Belle
      October 24, 2016 / 6:59 PM

      Oooh! That sounds like a really good combination! 🙂

    • Belle
      October 25, 2016 / 5:43 AM

      Thank you! I am glad you liked it. 🙂

  14. darlingdearestblog
    October 26, 2016 / 8:38 PM

    You know, denim on denim is not a style I go to often enough. I’ve got the right dark and light combination- this gave me some inspiration! I love this look on y’all!

    • Belle
      October 27, 2016 / 9:24 AM

      I’m so glad to be able to give you an inspiration. Denim on denim is one of those outfits that so easy to pull off. 🙂 Thank you!

  15. October 27, 2016 / 8:28 AM

    I’m a sucker for denim and denim, and you guys totally nailed it. Love!

    • Belle
      October 27, 2016 / 9:15 AM

      Denim on denim always look good! Thank you! 🙂

  16. October 31, 2016 / 12:22 PM

    awe, what a great looking, stylish, bunch you guys are!! Love all the denim!!

    • Belle
      October 31, 2016 / 1:11 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

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