Sunday, May 10, 2015

Chambray: Menswear vs. Feminine

I have had mixed feelings about wearing chambray to the office.  I think it's probably a go in most office but working in banking where everyone wears navy pinstripes I stick out like a sore thumb.  I have new hires making comments to me like 'Wow, you like colors!".  I guess they are not used to seeing someone that colors outside of the lines.  

I have to say, I am starting to slowly convert to loving chambray for the office.  I think as long as the shirt is dressier cut, it's a go.  I love what a great blank canvas a chambray shirt is.  Today, I am showing you how I wore the shirt with more feminine pieces and a more masculine version.

Feminine Chambray
This version is very me.  I already own this lace pattern in a dress (worn here) which is one of my favorite dress.  So when Loft came out with the skirt version, I knew it had to come home with me.  I amped up the feminine touches with pearls and floral pumps.

Outfit Details:
J Crew Factory Two Pocket Chambray Shirt Same Style in different wash
Loft Floral Lace Pencil Skirt Same on Clearance
J Crew Factory Pearls Similar
J Crew Factory Isabella Pumps Similar
Tory Burch Middy Robinson Satchel Same in Current Colors
BaubleBar Lightning Teardrop Cuff Same

Masculine Chambray
The masculine version was inspired by the amazing Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo.  I have always adored her amazing style and she always looks so effortless cool that I wanna be just like her.  Seriously,  she has amazing style and I love her writing.  If you don't follow her, make sure you go and check out her blog. 

When she posted her post on How to Wear Menswear, I was in love with her outfit.  She has the perfect mix of a masculine outfit but oozing a whole of of sexiness.  I just don't ooze sexy but I attempted to wear this for work.  I think mine outfit turned out a little more waiter inspired.  Well, I tried and I am just not that cool.  But that's okay, it was fun to try something so out of my comfort zone.  

Outfit Details:
The Limited Vest Similar
Hubby's Tie Similar
The Limited Pencil Skirt Similar
Tory Burch Leather DoubleWrap Logo Stud Bracelet Same
Yuni Kelley Spike Bracelet Same
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same

So tell me....which version do you prefer?  Chambray Masculine or Chambray Feminine?

Linking up with these wonderful ladies: Sunday Sunday Link Up, Funday Monday, Mingle Monday, Not Dead Yet Style,  Fizz & Frosting, Corporate Chic, Pink SoleOn the Daily ExpressA Touch of TartanWhitney Nic JamesMahagony ClosetStyle Nudge and Rhea Et Cetera.

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