Chambray Shirt for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Paired with a Skirt
Quote of the day: “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” – Carl Sandburg
Is it a chambray shirt or a denim shirt? Does it really matter what you call it, as long as it looks jeanish and fits wonderfully? You know the saying, a rose by any other name….
This week I’m showing our chambray shirt styled 3 ways on the three of us. I have to think that this blouse can be quite the staple for anyone’s outfit. Especially if you love being more casually dressed, it can work in quite a few outfits. Since it’s basically denim, that means it goes with anything, right? And since denim is everywhere in these times—it’s an easy choice!
As you can see in the collage above, our chambray shirts range from a light wash all the way to a darker wash. Since the weather isn’t really cold yet, we rolled up the sleeves in most of our outfits. Nancy’s shirt has 3/4 length sleeves—perfect for those of you with shorter arms!
I started this series with a slightly dressier look—by pairing the shirt with a skirt.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: My husband and I met some friend in the RiNo part of Denver for lunch on this day!
This painted wall was so perfect for pictures. Even Judith of the Style Crone shows off one of her outfits at another part of this same wall on Instagram!
The bracelet was made by one of my friends who dabbles in making jewelry with beads! Then the necklace & matching earrings I chose for this outfit to add some print!
Since I had already styled mom & Nancy in print skirts, I wanted to show my chambray shirt with a solid colored skirt. Considering the skirt is quite voluminous and long, I wore some taller heels and tied the shirt at my waist.
Jodie’s Skirt: Coverii (similar here in khaki or here in linen)~~Top: Boden (similar here on sale, no less!)~~Shoes: Sam & Libby-thrifted (similar here not as high)~~Necklace: (similar here with coins or here with crystals)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I’ve commented before how Nancy doesn’t love to tuck shirts in since she’s short waisted.
But since this skirt sits lower on her waist, I thought it worked pretty good in this case?
We accessorized with a necklace that fell inside the collar of the chambray shirt, unlike mine which I place on the outside. We went with brown jewelry since the skirt has browns in it!
Nancy’s shoes are a beige fabric wedge heel, which are quite comfortable for her! If you like to be safe with your shoes, the nude variety could be a good choice.
Nancy’s Skirt: The Limited (similar here with red in it)~~Top: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here with a high-low hem)~~Shoes: Blowfish (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here double stranded)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom has a skirt like the one I wore here, that is asymmetrical in the hemline.
We can’t remember who had their skirt first, but as long as we don’t wear them at the same time, we’re fine! Ha ha!
The material she used for her skirt comes all the way from Scotland!
With all of the blue in mom’s outfit, I thought the brown heels and accessories might be the way to go.
We actually left off a necklace on purpose, in order to try to show some restraint and variety. And because of this, we picked some larger earrings!
Charlotte’s Skirt: Mom made (similar here it’s out of my price range, but the only asymmetrical long one I could find)~~Top: Gap-thrifted (similar here– Kohl’s really wins with the price & selection)~~Shoes: Calico (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here as a tassel)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Thank you for reading and enjoy your day!
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In case the original chambray shirts don’t float your boat, I found some other varieties: