Chambray Shirt 2 (With Jeans)

Styling & Fashion for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

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!

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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!

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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!

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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?

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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!

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Both the necklace & earrings were gifts from me!

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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.

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I had both mom & Nancy keep their necklaces on the outside of their shirts.

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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!!

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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:

  • New Outfit
    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!

  • PetiteOver40

    When done well, blue denim on blue denim is a super cool look. I tend more toward what you’ve done and pair my blue chambray shirt with a different color denim. You show such versatility with the three different looks! One shirt, three different ways. Granted, Nancy’s top is light in color, but I could see pairing a blue top with graphic jeans as well. And I love that chunky necklace over the collar look!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really need to try the blue on blue though—just because I keep telling others to go outside their comfort zone, right?
      In fact I don’t even think of these outfits as denim on denim so much….I guess in my head I think of denim as blue!

  • I love the Chambray shirt! Gorgeous styling on all three! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cielo!!

  • Chambray is so versatile! Love seeing all of these styling options!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jill!!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    I’m loving all three looks! I especially love the scarf tucked into the shirt. As for the half tuck? That’s pretty much all I do; it’s not to often I go for a full tuck. I think the half is just more comfortable and relaxed. Nancy’s shoes and your mom’s jeans are also fabulous! Love the rust color…so different and so autumn-esque.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hey—you make up words too—autumn-esque!!!
      I still a full tuck at times but I’m becoming more in love with the half tuck lately!!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy Friday!!

  • I really love all 3 outfits! Yours with those pretty pastel jeans and cute shoes, Nancy’s printed pants and sandals and your moms rust/red jeans.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Karen!!

  • I love a chambray top! goes with everything! cute looks ladies!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kelsey—they are perfect with so much!

  • Anna Parkes

    I have to confess my favourite this time is Nancy’s but only because I tend to wear patterned trousers/jeans like this so could easily visualise myself in this too. I recently bought a paisley print denim shirt and now think I ought to get on and showcase it soon. Another great post ladies x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Anna!!
      I love my print pants too—and to think I thought they were too crazy a couple years ago!! I know Nancy will be happy that she got top marks from you for this one!

  • I love a chambray shirt with regular denim, but I love seeing the ways you all paired it with different colors and patterns.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I should be a good fashion blogger and try the blue denim on blue denim!! I need to practice what I preach and try new things!!
      Thanks for stopping by Amy!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style party.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for hosting it Nicole!!

  • This is definitely my favorite way to wear my chambray top! I love denim & denim

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!! I will have to try the blue on blue —it’s only fair that I try it!!

  • Laura

    This is my go-to outfit! Chambray with a pair of printed pants or colored jeans. It’s chic, put together, and works for a variety of occasions! I love the pretty jewelry you added to each outfit to glam it up!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!
      You’re right—it can work for so many occasions—and to me, it’s nicer than just jeans & a tee!!

  • Oooh I love all the details you included… amazing outfits! I think yours is my favorite this time — love the half tucked with the belt with this look. Checking out some of those links now. 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sarah!
      I’ve been doing that half tuck thing lots lately—for some reason it seems more polished than leaving it totally untucked, but not as formal as having it all tucked in!!

  • Tessy Onyia

    Wow! am loving all the looks, very beautiful.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tessy—that’s so nice!!

  • The color of your jeans is fantastic Jodie! I showed an outfit last year denim on denim. I loved it when I was before not a fan of denim on denim. Perhaps you can search for out on my blog. The title was denim on denim. Like the idea too of wearing a scarf as a necklace.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is funny how once you try something you thought you didn’t like…then it’s fun & way better!!!
      Thanks for the nice words—I really appreciate your support Nancy!!
      When I searched for denim on your site—the only post that came up was the camo leggings and denim dress??

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    Ohh, I am a chambray top LOVER! I have a polka-dotted chambray top that I just love… but, I also have I think 2 or 3 other chambray shirts! Lol! I love, love, love yours with those blush colored pants! And I really need to get some patterned pants, love the idea of styling them with a chambray top.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m just as guilty Carrie—I have 3 (1 in every wash)!! But I do wear them, so it’s not that bad, right?
      I can’t believe you don’t have any print pants? I really love all of mine!!

  • I love chambray shirts and you gals did such a good job of showing multiple ways to wear them!
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jessica—we have a lot of fun doing this!!

  • Chambray is such a favorite of mine! I love how versatile it is too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for stopping by today Laura!!

  • Chambray or Denim, that has always been a question for me. Regardless, everyone looks great as we head into a new season. Enjoy the first day of autumn #PersonalStyleLinkUp

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Antoinette!!
      I appreciate you stopping by!

  • Judy Gramith

    Every one of you look absolutely fabulous!!! There is something about denim blue (faded to dark wash) that seems to flatter every completion.
    Also I think it’s one of very few fabrics that is universally cool, cross cultural, and comfortable. Heck! Denim is a uniting force! Yahoo!
    Jodie, your pink and blue are so pretty and I love the great scarf that you tied as a ascot (I’m trying that!) Your glasses also stand out so attractively with this outfit!
    Nancy, I love this combination. I’m a huge fan of printed jeans and your’s are so cute! The jewelry is GREAT with the outfit. Your necklace picks up on the jean print just perfectly!
    Charlotte, You are radiant! The gold jewelry and shoes elevate you outfit and I think make this denim look more accessible to women “of a certain age”.
    However my favorite accessory is your beautiful smile!!!
    Great styling Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a complimentary comment, Jude!!
      Thanks so much for being such a great follower and contributor!!
      It’s so nice to know that others are enjoying our fun!

    • Charlotte Miller

      Thanks ever so much for all the wonderful comments.

  • all 3 looks are fabulous . . . such great style

    Life is just Rosie

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Rosie!

  • Double denim has it’s place, though I’m certainly a fan of having some contrasting elements between the shades of denim.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Maybe that’s it—I always seem to prefer some kind of contrast!!
      Thanks for stopping by Lydia!!

  • Love the different pants you all are wearing, and the top looks great with the necklaces all showing from the collars. Love the scarf and the detail with the pink shoes Jodie!
    Have a great day!
    jess xx

    ps. I was sick yesterday and will do my best to get you the questions by tomorrow, so you have the weekend to work on them.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess for such nice words!!
      No problem on the questions—I’ll work on them whenever you can get them to me!!

  • You are making me wish it was hot enough here, so that I could wear MY chambray shirt! Cute styling!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      We have a guest room??? It’s definitely cold enough here in the mornings!!

  • RedTagChicLA

    A chambray top is FOREVER!!!!

    I am launching another 3-part collaboration with fashion forward brand STAYING SUMMER this week at the blog – come on over and lemme know what you think!

    Happy Thursday!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t they so versatile??!
      Thanks Rebecca!

  • Queen of Rods

    Nancy’s necklace looks like an extension of the print on her pants…LOVE IT! Her shoes are awesome too. I like your outfit and think that it looks as western as last week’s selections 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know—I didn’t plan to have the chambray shirts because of the western theme, but there was one evening before I fell asleep that I thought I should mention it in my blog—of course I forgot!! I think I’ll do that now for the last one in the series—thanks for the reminder Janet! And for the wonderful suggestion in the first place.
      You’ve been such a fabulous supporter!!
      And I’ll tell Nancy what you said…she’ll be very appreciative of your kind words!!

  • Looks great! I love the scarf you added. Your mum is so good at making things!
    Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      My mom is definitely a great seamstress!!
      I’ll tell her your nice comment!!!
      Thanks for stopping by Gemma!!

    • Charlotte Miller

      Thanks–you guys keep inspiring me with great ideas of things to make.

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I would style mine much like you’ve done in these looks as I can not get past the denim on denim in one colorway. It is too reminiscent of a bad 70’s look when I view it on myself, but I don’t feel that way when I see it others, go figure…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it funny how we see if differently on others at times?
      I think the more I see the denim on denim, I get more used to it…but I haven’t actually tried it in one colorway yet. But I guess it’s not much different than a jumpsuit and I wore one of those….we’ll see!!
      Thanks for weighing in on the matter Tracey!!