some time. For the price of a decent quality one, I couldn’t see how it would
garner frequent wear with my tastes and existing wardrobe. A crazy thing to think,
I know, considering it feels like just about every single person in the blogging
world has at least seven and wears them multiple times per week. A couple of
those chambray-loving style fiends ought to have some good ideas I could mimic?
Banana Republic chambray fell into my hands during a quick trip to my trusty
thrift store, Savers. I visited with the intention of donating, but I literally
am not physically capable of dropping off a donation, receiving a 20% off
coupon, and leaving without shopping. I did walk out with only this chambray in
my hands, so I considered that a bit of a disciplined, small feat. For $10 (yep,
basically brand-new Banana Republic for $10), I felt comfortable making this
small investment to try out the trend I had been shunning for so long.
don’t envision myself wearing it in all the crazy, unique (I am talking to you “tied
at my belly button”) styles. But thrift stores offer me a great opportunity to
affordably give something a shot knowing that a major fail won’t break the
bank. I think I might be able to pull it off in my office on a summer day with
no client interaction and dressed up with a nice skirt and flats. But I never
would wear the chambray to visit a client; it’s far too informal. That’s not to
say it can’t work for others. It all depends on your job and industry. My clients typically wear suits – maybe sans ties or jacket (they’re essentially all men). But they keep it fancy, so I
certainly don’t want to be showing up looking like I should be hanging out on
my couch on a lazy Sunday compared to them.
What do you think? Have you embraced chambray?
If so, for work or for casual (or both)?
On a sidenote, you can also check out a similar interpretation of this color scheme I wore earlier this summer.