Budget Stylista: Going Cray Cray for Chambray

I can’t explain it, but I love chambray. It looks stylish but oh-so-comfy all at the same time. And you know what makes chambray even better?  Mixing a dressier necklace with this casual-feeling top. It’s totally unexpected yet totally works and can be worn to just about anything: leggings and boots for class, tailored skinny pants for the bar, high wasted wide leg wool pants for a bit of a fancier fete like dinner with the boy’s ‘rents, tucked into a corduroy mini with tights… the list goes on and on.

Here are two ways to wear the chambray with a statement necklace. Tucked in for a fitted feel and a tucked out tunic for those days you feel like looking cute, but also like eating everything in your dorm room caf without showing the evidence.

Look One: The Long Chambray Shirt

Product Information: Chambray Top – Forever 21, $27.80; Leggings – Kohl’s, $20; Necklace – Lulus.com, $22; Boots – DSW, $59.94;  Purse – Lulus.com, $41.

This is the best way to look put together for class but still FEEL like you’re wearing sweats and your oversized sorority sweatshirt. Pair the brown leggings and boots with this adorable chambray tunic. The belted waist keeps others from asking if you’re knocked up (always a plus) and the statement necklace in the dainty gold looks pretty paired with the brown and chambray. I LOVE mustard yellow and brown together (both on hot dogs and on outfits) and this bag is totally great for class or for shopping.

Look Two: Tailored Chambray

Product Information: Chambray Shirt – Kohl’s, $29.99; Cargos – Forever 21, $22.80; Clogs – DSW, $59.95; Necklace – Forever 21, $12.80.

Pair the skinny cargos (you know I love them!) and clogs with a tucked-in chambray shirt and a big statement necklace and prepare to look like you’ve just walked out of a J. Crew ad (minus the J. crew price tag). And if you’re looking for hair advice, I’d adore a sleek pony with this look. Hot.ness.

Ingredients For The Perfect College Bar
Ingredients For The Perfect College Bar
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