Wear Your Chambray Five Ways
Here’s how to wear a chambray shirt well, no matter what the occasion.

June 29, 2016

What exactly is chambray you say?

A chambray is a plain weave fabric woven with a colored yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft. Like chambray, denim is made with a colored yarn in the warp and white in the weft, but is woven in a twill construction.

Put it this way,the main difference between denim and chambray is the way that they are woven. Denim is woven diagonally, while chambray is plainly woven, meaning that there’s more of a traditional criss-cross weaving happening. The best way to tell is actually by looking on the inside of your jeans. Since they’re probably made of denim, you’ll notice the fabric is woven diagonally. This weave will look very different on chambray.

Chambray indigo shirt R799 Levi’s


The chambray shirt is easy to wear to work. You can dress it up with a tie or blazer and chino just like you would with your white shirt. The look is still mart enough for the boardroom.

Jacket R4 490 Antony Morato at Hydraulics, Chinos R995 Kurt Geiger, Woven tie R600 T.M. Lewin at Edgars, Socks R49 Falke, Brogues R6 495 Loake at Spitz, Leather contrast cross body bag R1 799 Mat & May.



Denim that is slightly distressed or worn in can look especially cool with a clean chambray shirt; you’ve just aced the double denim look.

Jersey R499 H&M, Straight regular jeans R449 H&M, Postiano leather boots R2000 Levi’s footwear, socks R200 Stance at The Store, Alden watch R2 750 Timberland at CJR Gift Sales, Wayfarer sunglasses R1 990 Ray Ban at Luxottica.




For laid-back vibes, layer a shawl neck cardigan over the shirt with chinos other than khaki. Think tailored and fitted, not oversized and baggy.

Cardigan R599 L.O.G.G. at H&M, Chinos R160 Mr Price, Shuttle belt R299 Soviet, Watch R2 799 Fossil, Court vantage sneakers R1099 Adidas.


Out with the guys

When youre hanging out with the boys don’t sacrafise your style. Still look effortlesly well put togtherwith this look, well fitted jogger cargos with kahki jacket. She’s bound to notice you out of the pack.

Jacket R2 995 Kurt Geiger, Joggers R1 099 Country Road, Shuttle belt R299 Soviet, Sneakers R1 799 Travel Fox at Palazzo Pitty, Socks R69 Falke.


Sport Lux

Thanks to athleisure items—think: athletic lifestyle clothing—you can still look stylish on an afternoon date without your stuffy balzer. Try your track pants with the shirt.

Puffer R 3 300 Tommy Hilfiger at Stuttafords, Track pants R1 899 Stamped at Puma, sneaker R1 799 Puma, watch R350 Markhams, Loskin cap R600 New Era