Chambray Shirt for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With a Pair of Jeans
Quote of the day: “If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.” – Wanda Sykes
Since a chambray shirt is basically denim, are you comfortable wearing it with your jeans? It seems like in the past, I read many articles that you shouldn’t pair your blue denim shirt with your blue jeans. Then, of course, that changed, and it was okay to style them together. The moral of the story? Have fun, break a rule or two with your clothing, but especially try new things with your wardrobe!! Like we tried to do in the first post by wearing these same chambray shirts with a skirt (here).
And right when I was putting together this monologue, Dorrie’s post about double denim came in my mailbox!! Dorrie is 80 years young, so most of us can’t say we’re too old to try it!!
With all that being said, I will admit, I’m not sure I absolutely love blue denim with blue denim. So I put a spin on our outfits! I styled the three of us in different kinds of jeans (since to me, the term “jeans” incorporates a ton of variety). Mom picked her brighter jeans, I have on pastel jeans, and Nancy is wearing her print jeans! What’s your opinion on the double denim?
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I’m showing my chambray shirt half tucked. If your shirt isn’t too long, and your jeans aren’t too high, I think this is a great option for any age!
The scarf is an infinity scarf that my mom made for all three of us last Christmas. I tied a knot in the bottom of it so it would fit in the opening of neckline of the shirt. It kinda reminds me of an ascot worn this way! It also stands out more than just a necklace, which can be a good or bad thing!
I did add some bling with my earrings and bracelet. I mean, why not? This was date night, so I might as well have fun!
I don’t always wear a belt when I do the half tuck trick, but this time I was trying to incorporate more brown into the look.
Jeans: Free People-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: Boden (similar here on sale, no less!)~~Shoes: Aerosoles (similar here in a solid pink)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Scarf: Mom made it (similar here in pink & white)~~Earrings: (similar here in a drop style or here smaller)~~Bracelet: Boho Betty (here—don’t forget to use jtouchofstyle for 20% off)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For those of you who love a monochromatic look, this outfit could be right up your alley?
This is exactly how Nancy loves wearing her shirts—untucked and hanging loose. Thus, I had her put on her slim fitting jeans to counteract the volume of the chambray shirt. If you haven’t bought jeans in awhile, you might be surprised at how the added spandex makes them so comfortable! This pair was from H&M, and even though they are a print; I don’t consider them loud & crazy!
Both the necklace & earrings were gifts from me!
And then we added in a pearl bracelet. I’m just like you in thinking pearls are for “dressy”. But I’m trying hard to erase that habit!
Jeans: H&M (similar here not as fitted)~~Top: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here with a high-low hem~~Shoes: Anne Klein (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here a rounded version)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom’s jeans are a rust color which is perfect for the autumn months! Her jeans are not as form fitting as Nancy’s, so if you like your pants a little looser, here’s how it could look with your chambray shirt hanging out.
I had both mom & Nancy keep their necklaces on the outside of their shirts.
For the required bling (ha ha), we added touches of gold. Mom just bought these gold flats at Kohl’s recently, so then gold jewelry was the next step. Mom picked up this cross bracelet in a truck stop in Kansas. That woman can shop anywhere!!
Jeans: Chaus-thrifted (similar here in a skinny version)~~Top: Gap-thrifted (similar here– Kohl’s really wins with the price & selection)~~Shoes: SO (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here great deal!)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Thank you for reading and enjoy your day!
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If the solid colored chambray shirts seem too boring, I rounded up a couple of printed ones: