By now, you know exactly which wardrobe essentials you can't live without. But once you get those prized pieces home, you'll want to get all the wear out of them that you possibly can (without getting bored, obvi). That's where we come in. We'll help you find new reasons to love the staples you turn to over and over again by showing off fresh styling ideas that anyone can master. Today's victim? The chambray shirt. We all need/love/can't stop buying this wondertop, so we want to make sure you're stocked with enough how-to-wear-it options to get you through all of spring and summer. Ahead, three awesome outfit ideas to cover you for both day and night. With all this clever style recycling, you can save your money for a serious splurge (and blame it on us).
Take the classic chambray shirt to a new level and spice it up with florals and neon. By adding these super-hot spring trends, you'll turn an old standby into a full-on fashion statement, without losing any of its causal-cool. If you're bored with the brunch outfits you've already worn to death, this is your cure.
Citizens of Humanity Mandy Floral Roll Up Jeans, $189, available at Shopbop. Quiksilver Isla Chambray Shirt, $54.50, available at Quiksilver. Reed Krakoff Mini Atlantique leather tote, $1,190, available at Net-A-Porter. Miso Ornate Ethnic Collar Necklace, $24, available at Republic. ModCloth Anywhere You Roam boot, $42.99, available at ModCloth.
Coral shorts and basket-weave flats make this outfit beachy keen. We love this look for a picnic in the park or a stroll along the lakeshore. Stash a statement necklace and a pair of heels in this larger-than-life carryall, and you'll be prepared for anything.
Tory Burch Wide Resin Bangle, $145, available at Tory Burch. Quiksilver Isla Chambray Shirt, $54.50, available at Quiksilver. J. Crew 3" Chino Short, $45, available at J. Crew. Need Supply Leonard In Brown sunglasses, $175, available at Need Supply. Chinese Laundry Tetris flats, $58.95, available at Lori's Shoes. Zara Die-Cast Pleated Shopper, $159, available at Zara.
Dress up the chambray shirt with a jaw-dropping maxi dress and sky high heels when you want to hit the town this summer. A gold bangle and confetti clutch add some sparkle to set you apart from same-old-cocktail-dress club goers.
Marc by Marc Jacobs clogs, $360, available at The Corner. Nasty Gal Confetti Cork Clutch, $48, available at Nasty Gal. Free People High Neck Belted Maxi, $285, available at Free People. Quiksilver Isla Chambray Shirt, $54.50, available at Quiksilver. BCBGeneration Gold Tone Faceted Cab Cuff Bracelet, $58, available at Macy's.