Jetset Style: The Perfect Chambray

I recently posted a Facebook status along the lines of “I’d describe my personal style as eclectic mixed with guy who gets lap band surgery and refuses to buy new shirts,” and I don’t really think I was over-exaggerating that much. I love a good over-sized shirt. In my head, I think it balances my hips, even though in my heart of hearts I know something that defines my waist would be more flattering. But I can’t chaaaaange, which probably explains my choice in chambray shirts.

As anyone with boobs and a non-apple body knows (do people actually have apple-shaped bodies? Is that like the female CrossFit body?), finding a button-down shirt that doesn’t gape obscenely at the bust but still fits around the waist is a true quest. Finding one that is long enough to cover the parts of your body that the homeless most admire feels like you’ve been tasked with bringing the ring into Mordor. And keeping with my continuing efforts to start investing in closet staples, I decided to spring for this Madewell number.

It’s made the rounds in the blogosphere ooooooh probably two years ago, and if you work in a fashion office at least three other people own it, but it really is the perfect chambray for its price point. it’s light enough to pass as a non-denim button-down, in case the whole Canadian tuxedo look isn’t your jam. It’s short enough in the front to tuck comfortably into your jeans and long enough to skim the derrier. It has become my new favorite all-occasion shirt, and I am so sorry to my friends that see me in this shapeless number all the time. It packs extremely well, can be worn as a cover-up or on its own (or tied around your waist, if you have no shame…I don’t), and is baggy enough to cover the five pounds you may have gained scarfing in ‘n’ out and glasses of red wine on a trip back to California.

Disclaimer: While taking it off FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, I somehow managed to transform into the incredibly hulk and poke a hole into the fabric with my fingers. It’s a slight tear in the fabric where I typically tuck it in, but for that much money I’m pretty peeved it happened. If you anger easily at inanimate objects like your clothes, keep that in mind.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Music Photos. Music News. Music Reviews. Music Interviews.

That's All She Wrote.

Food. Travel. Fitness. [In that order, because priorities].

Bemused Narratives

Opinions (not always good), stories (sometimes good), and obsessions (who knows).


Sights, sounds, smells and observations from a Millennial's point of view.

Rachel Behr

UCF '13 Grad. Student at NYU's Summer Publishing Institute. Aspiring Editor making my start in NYC


the what and where in and around nyc

Do it for the story

a New York reader trying to write down her thoughts that come up in the shower or on long car rides - thoughts that would otherwise inevitably escape her forever

Samantha Richards

A Collection of Writings

Collecting the Dots

Do you have enough?

The Boob Tube

Everything TV According to Ksquared

Couch Potato Press

Film, TV and book reviews

Life Lessons with Julie

My journey to find balance in a world filled with chaotic extremes.

Paola Quinones

Trapped in two dimensions

%d bloggers like this: