5 Days, 5 Ways: The Chambray Shirt
A Denim Do
For better or for worse, August marks the beginning of the end of summer. It’s still hot and humid outside, yet stores are stocking their fall wares in the windows. The result? Nagging questions as you’re getting ready each morning. “Am I overdressed?” “Am I underdressed?” “Do I need a jacket?” “Is this jacket too light?” “Is this sweater too cozy?”
It doesn’t stop.
The easiest way to accept your fall fashion anticipation in the summer heat is to reach for light layering pieces with longer sleeves. Chambray, denim’s cool cousin, feels lighter to wear and a whole lot softer. Invest in one on the more tailored side, which can always be dressed down but will still look good with a suit.
The Chambray Shirt: J.Crew, $88
Below, five ways to wear a chambray shirt:
SG Says: Skip the socks and leave your jacket open. Don’t worry; your tie bar will keep all your loose pieces in place.
SG Says:So casual. So cool.Wear the chambray shirt open and your sneakers loosely laced.
SG Says:Yes, another pair of jogger pants. You’ve just gotta deal with it. Paired with a sporty bomber jacket, this athleisure look is more ath then leisure.
SG Says: As always, be sure your denim washes are different enough to avoid a Canadian tuxedo situation.
cologne: Atlas Eau de Toilette, $88
SG Says:It’s still summer, so shorts are definitely still on the menu. Keep it casual with rolled up sleeves and throw the sweater over your shoulders to have just in case there’s a slight breeze.