You probably have at least one hanging in your closet. In my case, I have three! Denim or chambray shirts are timeless classics you can wear year round. From super casual to sophisticated chic—from the office to a night out, this wardrobe staple is incredibly versatile and can be styled so many ways! I’ve had this Polo Ralph Lauren chambray top from Macy’s for years, and the quality and fit are amazing! 

If you find yourself wearing your denim or chambray shirt the same old way, here are some ideas to give it new life. Take a look!


Add leopard or other animal print

Whether it’s a cropped jacket like this one from Acey Designs, or a belt, skirt, shoes, vest, purse, earrings or scarf, pairing denim with leopard print always works! 


Denim shirt with leopard jacket

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Wear as a cardigan over a summer dress

When summer nights cool down, a denim shirt is the perfect, stylish, lightweight jacket. Tie at the waist over maxi or short skirts or dresses. Try wearing it loose or belted and add bold or shiny accessories to finish your outfit.


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Combine with yellow

For a striking look, throw on some yellow! Combining yellow with blue creates a contrast making both colors appear brighter. Your denim or chambray shirt will look great with yellow pants, shoes, accessories, or a sunny-colored purse. I love this oversized chunky yellow sweater from Acey Designs.


Woman in yellow sweater and white pants

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Brighten up with color or stripes

Take your denim shirt from bland to bright! Chambray couples well with colored pants, layered shirt, a scarf, a tank, or accessories. You can pretty much wear any color with your denim shirt. And stripes, one of my favorite patterns, always pairs well with a denim shirt.


woman in chambray shirt with purple pants


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Other Color Ideas


Pair with white and tans

You can’t go wrong with this clean and classic denim, white, and tan color palette.


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Layer with bold patterns and textures

Make your chambray top pop by styling it with interesting and fun fabrics, such as buffalo plaid, faux fur or leather.


Woman in outfit with red plaid jacket


Woman in faux fur vest with denim shirt


Woman in tan shawl with denim shirt


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The following items are from Acey Design: Faux fur vest, black hat, circle pendant, tassel, and coin necklaces, yellow sweater, plaid shirt, faux fur vest, tan fringed wrap, and faux leather jacket.