All Things Chambray

In the fall, I started noticing “denim” popping up in all kinds of unexpected places.  On footwear, in shirts (and not the ugly denim tuxedo kind!), in skirts, on pillows — and beyond.

And then I became educated (fashionably late) on what everybody else knows as chambray.

Let’s just think of it as denim’s softer, more lightweight twin.

Banana Republic’s Chambray Button-Up Shirt is would be perfect with crisp white jeans.

Gap’s Rhinestone Chambray Flats would pair nicely with even the brightest spring dresses.

On the other hand, The Limited’s 2-in-1 Dress dresses up the trend.

And Old Navy’s shorts look cute even to me — and I hate most shorts.

But my favorite chambray find to date is this dress from Target.  I saw it in store and liked it but passed it by – but when I saw it was sold out on and had positive reviews, I had to run back out and get it.

I see many endless possibilities for accessorizing in the future…. I can’t wait to wear it with a red belt for the Fourth of July.

I’m thinking chambray might be my fabric of choice for summer…. right after jersey dresses, of course.

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Written by Jo-Lynne Shane, a professional lifestyle blogger, brand advocate and community manager. Named one of Nielsen’s 50 Most Influential Women in Social Media, Jo-Lynne is best known for her award-winning lifestyle blog, Musings of a Housewife, where she dishes up an assortment of food, fashion, fitness and family travel. She has been featured on, Southern Living Magazine, and in Cosmopolitan Magazine. In the local sphere, Jo-Lynne facilitates the vibrant networking group Philly Social Media Moms, providing community, support and education for 200 area bloggers. Jo-Lynne lives and works from home in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband of 17 years, three lively children and one extremely spoiled shih tzu named Savannah.


  1. Love that dress on you – and amazing how much better it looks with that belt too! Can’t wait to see how it looks with a red belt for 4th of July 🙂

  2. Sarah, that dress is SO CUTE on you!! Love it. Great finds!

  3. that dress is adorable!

  4. OHmommy says:

    Love it!