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10th Commandment: November 15


Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt ($69.50)

I was slow to adopt chambray when it was sweeping the country a few years ago.  Then, I bought an inexpensive shirt from Old Navy, and soon, I was wearing it on a regular basis.  Far from the denim work shirts of my youth out West, today’s chambray shirt brings ease to the wardrobe.

I like that this shirt is a little longer in the back than the front.  Not obscenely so, but enough that it provides a bit of modesty when wearing snug-fitting pants.  I also think a medium to dark wash is a much more versatile and classic choice than some of the lighter, sun-bleached washes I have seen.

Looking for something a bit less expensive? This one from Old Navy is a good choice, and it also comes in plus size.  

I know a number of your have chambray shirts at home, so check back at 1:00PM for Two Ways to wear them.



  1. amandal says:

    Just a tip, that Old Navy version runs huge. I ordered it offline, and I can't believe how ill'fitting it is. I am normally a small, and it looks like a circus tent on me.

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  2. Erica says:

    I bought a Chambray shirt from Madewell 2 years ago and it is in my weekly rotation! It fits weekendwear, workwear, and style all into one little shirt!

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  3. Mndaln says:

    So excited for the two ways post! One of your older posts is the reason I ever bought a chambray shirt and now I wear it at least once a week. Thanks!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Do people wear chambray to work? Unless you work in a non-conservative environment, I'm not sure it would be alright?

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  5. Chloe says:

    I, too, was hesitant to jump on the chambray bandwagon. Bought one at Banana Republic during a storewide sale, and now I wear it on a semi-weekly basis. It's so easy to pair with so many things! My work is casual, creative environment, so chambray is OK.

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  6. SarahT says:

    Also consider that a lighter color chambray top works better when paired with denim if, like myself, you find that own mostly jeans in darker colors.

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  7. Belle says:

    Anon: I've worn my chambray under other sweaters, jackets, etc. on casual days.

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  8. lisa says:

    Is this long enough to wear with leggings?

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  9. Amy says:

    I LOVE the Old Navy chambray shirt that I bought a few months ago (and actually did not have any trouble with the sizing). I too wear mine once every week or two. For the price, it really can't be beat.

    Looking forward to the 2 ways post!

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