It’s right here in the J. Crew catalog looking surprisingly modern and fresh. (Recycling note: If you have a chambray souvenir from back in the day, it probably won’t do. By all means try it on to make sure, but remember: everything was so oversized in those days. The proportions will probably be off.)
Here’s how to wear this trend the Annabel Manners way:
1. Concentrate on finding the right tailored fit. The one shown here is touted as a boyfriend shirt, but you’ll notice the model is hardly swimming in it. Find one that suits you or alter a shirt that’s almost your size.
2. Have fun pairing it with something new and now. I’m thinking about doing chambray with crisp white jeans tucked into knee-high boots. Or brightly colored cords. Oh, the possibilities!
3. Inevitably, you’ll read somewhere that it’s acceptable to pair chambray with denim. Tread lightly, unless you’re actually going to a rodeo. Or you’re a supercool Nylon-reading hipster who’s four seasons ahead of the rest of us.
Have a chic weekend, everybody!