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Chic in Chambray

by habituallychic

04 . 15 . 11
Technically, this post should be titled Chic in Chambray and Denim Shirts but that didn’t have the same ring just Chic in Chambray.  I used to wear chambray and denim shirts in college until they were practically falling apart but tossed them aside after I moved to New York.  As these photos suggest, chambray, denim and Western shirts are classics that never really go out of style but they are definitely seeing a resurgance lately.  I even went out and bought myself a new one.  I look forward to wearing it with dark jeans and to tone down the sweetness of my floral skirts.  Just wish I looked as good in it as Jenna Lyons!  Bon Weekend!




Steve McQueen


Amanda Brooks and Jenna Lyons


Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke


Charlize Theron


Robert Redford in Three Days of the Condor




via Stockolm Street Style


vintage Ricky and Ralph Lauren


Marina Munoz via Citizen Couture


Cameron Diaz via Marie Claire


Viggo Mortensen
Jake Gyllenhaal


Jacques Cousteau




David Beckham


Steve McQueen


Drew Barrymore




Ralph Lauren


Jennifer Aniston
Reese Witherspoon


vintage Paul Newman




Pablo Picasso


Steve McQueen


Alexa Chung

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  1. ruffledrose.com April 15, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    I can’t get enough of the Chanel bag in the first photo!

  2. travelkate April 15, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    I’m loving the resurgence of the chambray shirt, it embodies preppy cool especially the way it’s been reinterpreted wearing them with other unexpected pieces!

  3. Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ April 15, 2011 | 3:39 pm

    def a fan – have a bunch of tops!

  4. dCc April 15, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    you have truly inspired me to break out my chambray again!


  5. Al April 15, 2011 | 4:21 pm

    Great post. Such a casual and comfy style. I love this look. The vintage Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Robert Redford pics are classic! Thanks for the memories.

  6. meenal bishnoi April 15, 2011 | 5:57 pm

    Love the look..a classic for me..it is amazing how every single person in these images i rocking it!! lovely images heather..have a great weekend..do visit my blog when you have a moment! xx meenal

  7. An Urban Cottage April 15, 2011 | 6:29 pm

    Really lovely blog. Can’t wait to peek around some more. Steve

  8. Patricia Torres April 15, 2011 | 7:48 pm

    LOVELY.. I simply cant get enough!!

  9. GloucesterMary April 15, 2011 | 9:43 pm

    Heather…my favorite new spring article of clothing….
    the Belmarin chambray pant from JCrew! Comfy,practical, chic…a great alternative to jeans in warmer weather!

  10. Spots & Stripes April 15, 2011 | 11:12 pm

    I’ve got the denim vibe too at the moment. I recently found a chambray shirt and denim vest which I used to wear during my university days (around 17 years ago), in an old suitcase. I’m now wearing one of them every day. Viva denim!

  11. Alice Olive April 16, 2011 | 12:10 am

    Yes, yes, yes. A classic style element.

  12. MiamiOlivia April 16, 2011 | 2:23 am

    the Steve McQueen pictures are so incredible. He was such a gorgeous man. I also love the one of Ralph Lauren, he is a modern day Steve McQueen, no?

  13. NYCLQ April 16, 2011 | 4:32 am

    Love Drew Barrymore’s look!
    Great post Heather! Have a wonderful weekend.

    😀 Lynda

  14. CHICLITTLEBLOG April 16, 2011 | 5:40 am

    i love the chambray shirt, and am loving this post. i actually am not totally in love with the denim on denim look (too texan tuxedo), i love to wear my chambray shirt with a maxi skirt in pleated white chiffon (love the dressed up/dressed down mix), and i absolutely love love love the chloe image of the denim with the camel that you posted. xo

  15. jones April 16, 2011 | 9:26 am

    I don’t think that Paul Newman and Steve McQueen could look bad in anything. Mary

  16. Maria April 16, 2011 | 11:38 am

    you have inspired me…


  17. Erin April 16, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    love, love, love! i bought a denim shirt in the fall and haven’t worn it! after seeing the pics, i’m pulling it out today!

  18. Sherri Blum, CID April 16, 2011 | 7:39 pm

    My college roommate teased about my “fleet” of denim shirts and jackets in the 80’s and 90’s. Good thing I still have several of them that have remained classics. I’m having a hard time wearing the denim with denim look though. Just doesn’t feel right to me!

  19. Sally Lee by the Sea April 17, 2011 | 12:01 am

    love chambray and so glad it’s making a comeback…it’s truly a timeless look.

  20. Wendy April 21, 2011 | 4:59 am

    Where would you suggest I look for a nice thick denim shirt. I have a chambray one now, but I want a heavier cotton.