When I think summer fabrics linen is the first fabric to come to mind then chambray. But why not pair the two up for a easy breezy summer work day look? I love going casual on Fridays at work, especially a summer Friday. It gets me even more in the mood for the weekend while feeling comfortable at work.
Shirt: LOFT | Shorts: LOFT (similar style here and here) | Shoes: Soludos | Hat: Artizia (similar styles here and here) | Necklace: Topshop | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
1. Pick a Print. Since linens and chambrays can look similar pick one in a print. This will break-up the look so that you can tell the fabrics apart. You can even pick a linen in a softer color.
2. Play with Lengths. Pick either a long sleeve top or a pair of shorts (learn how to wear to shorts here). I love doing a long sleeve top, with roll up sleeves, and a pair of shorts for a casual summer look. This especially helps balance the shorts out for a work day look.
3. Casual Shoes. Do a pair of slip on sneakers for a super casual look. Or go for a pair of espadrilles. Espadrilles are the must have shoe of the summer. Pick a flat pair of espadrilles. The best thing about this trend is that you don't need to drop a lot on them, you can find at H&M and even brands like Soludos have pairs for a reasonable price.
4. Accessorize. Mix dressy accessories with casual ones. I love playing with dressy accessories like long pearl necklaces in a casual look. These accessories always add an extra little element to the overall look. Mixing in a casual accessory like a straw hat will keep the look casual cool.
Would you pair chambray and linen up together?