The beach. Long, lazy days. Ice-cold margaritas. White porch. Endless sunshine. All those things remind me of summer. And, what I wear while enjoying all of the above? Chambray.
Chambray originated from the town Cambria in France in the 16th century. (Leave it to the French to create something so fabulous.) Similar to denim, it has a filler white fiber interwoven into the fabric making it lighter in color and weight. This makes chambray perfect for lightweight summer clothing items. A little utilitarian and a lot stylish.
The best thing about Chambray? It goes with everything. Pair a soft chambray shirt with white jeans for a crisp, clean look. Layer that same shirt over a black knit tank dress to give it a polished yet dressed down feel. Top your chambray shorts with any color you like, and it instantly says Summer! Throw a chambray skirt over your swimsuit at the beach or resort for an easy brunch/pool bar outfit. As the weather starts to cool, don’t put away your chambray - especially in Arizona. Chambray is a great transition fabric, easy to layer and wear with darker colors and under sweaters. Come into the Willows and add this invaluable piece to your wardrobe. You’ll use it in summer and all through the year!