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When my schedule is packed with meetings, my car transforms into a dressing room as I’m cruising down Lakeshore Drive. There is only one item in my closet that I can trust to go with everything: chambray. A chambray shirt is an outfit chameleon.
On a typical day, you can see mine paired with a pencil skirt for my morning meetings at Uncommon Ground, topped with a linen blazer for lunch at Sunda, and then worn casually with printed denim for an afternoon styling sesh. It's all in a day's work, and that one piece helps me stay on point with my schedule and my outfits — and I'm not the only one. See how style-savvy Chicagoans are wearing their chambray shirts — it may inspire you to reach for your own denim top.
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Photographed by Anjali Pinto