Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

This Is The Only Denim Shirt You Need, Says Math

  1. Begin



    See All Slides

    Like your favorite jeans — the ones you instantly reach for despite the pile of others you own — the right chambray top can create wardrobe magic. What other shirt can be worn layered, solo, tied in a knot, and, if Jenna Lyons is your sartorial spirit animal, Canadian-tuxedo style? So, yes, we're saying a trusty, versatile chambray can change your closet. And, more specifically, Rank & Style says the best one can be found at Madewell.

    Once again, the site crunched the numbers, taking customer reviews, editorial mentions, and overall hype into consideration. And, they determined that Madewell's Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend version is tops. (We guess it's fitting that "perfect" is in its name.) At $70, this style comes just as we like it: without any glaring details or embellishments that we'll be so over next year. Instead, this design keeps it classic: a double-pocket front, up-to-the-collar buttons, and a faded wash (so, maybe it's more like your ex-ex-boyfriend shirt).

    And, just in case you're not quite accustomed to grabbing a chambray as often as your jeans, we've dreamed up a few examples ahead to prove just how hardworking one button-up can be.

    For more top-ranked shopping picks, check out Rank & Style's recommendations for untraditional trench coats, midi-skirts, and bright spring prints.

    Begin Slideshow


Styling Tips

How To Dress When You've Got Big Boobs

There’s a special set of style “rules” that all busty girls already know. You might not necessarily chat about them all the time, but you're aware of which things to avoid and which you lean on heavily when it comes to shopping. These guidelines stand out as much as the first time you spent an entire day subtly read


Celebs On the Subway Make Commuting Look Cool

Everyone who is anyone rides the subway in New York City. No, seriously. It's the easiest way to get around the city without spending a fortune, and you never know when a celebrity will plop down next to you. Case in point: These great snaps of Mariah Carey, Olivia Wilde, Dame Helen Mirren and more. read