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4 Chambray Must-Haves and How to Wear Them

Chambray transcends seasons. In the fall and winter, a chambray button-down perfectly complemented your navy cords or burgundy chinos, and an effortless element of chic. And now in the spring and summer, the light-weight linen finished garments, add style and versatility to both casual wear and sophisticated ensembles.

1. The classic chambray button-down. Pair it with your favorite salmon chino shorts, and a pair of boat shoes and you have the perfect casual, ‘weekend at the beach,’ look.

Jack Wills $89.50

2. The chambray short. Great for dressing up or down. For a daytime casual look, pair with a light-weight cotton v-neck tee in solid or stripe pattern and a pair of leather sandals. At night pair with a navy or white button-down and nice clean tennis shoes for a causal look, or a pair of leather loafers for a nicer look.

J.Crew $75.00

3. The essential chambray blazer. This item takes any casual summertime look and makes it sophisticated. Pair with a tee, shorts, sandals, and a fedora for a super trendy weekend outfit, or put it over a silk blend button-down and your favorite khakis for an outdoor evening party ensemble.

Scotch & Soda $215.00

4. The printed chambray tie. I love this tie paired with a white, salmon, or light blue button-down, tucked into a pair of chino style shorts or pants in a complementary color. Nothing says spring like a floral chambray tie.

J.Crew $69.50

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TV’s Best Dressed Round 1

The absolute best dressed male TV character, in my humble opinion, is hands- down, Chuck Bass of Gossip Girl. Nobody wears a three piece suit better than NY’s boy billionaire. He is fearless when it comes to mixing colors and patterns, and the result is quite pleasing to the eye. I think the only outfit of Chuck’s that I didn’t have the utmost adoration for was his monochromatic sweatsuit when playing basketball, but this is a minor blemish on his record of impeccable taste.


While I could go on and on about Chuck Bass, there are other characters on television who deserve some recognition for their style.

Ben Wyatt of Parks and Recreation is possibly one of the most likable characters on TV because he’s a sort-of average Joe’s hero. His style is geek chic meets casual sophistication. In at least one scene of every episode Ben is wearing some variation of a plaid button down and sweater or cardigan. You’d be hard pressed to find anybody else on television or otherwise who can rock aĀ HarringtonĀ jacket better than Ben Wyatt.


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