While denim is certainly a staple of my wardrobe… I actually don’t have an opportunity to wear traditional denim to work very often. Our dress is business casual, so traditional denim is a big no-no in the office. Over time though, I have found some creative ways to work “denim like” looks into my professional wardrobe…. mostly by wearing chambray pieces instead.
Quick fact…. While chambray looks like denim (and in my opinion is equally as functional) it actually isn’t denim! Chambray is a plain weave fabric that is comprised by a colored thread (usually indigo but can be any color) and complemented by a bleached horizontal thread. It is usually more light weight than denim, making it perfect for summer temps!
This particular chambray blazer has become my version of the “professional” denim jacket!! I literally throw it on with everything!! It immediately gives my summer casual looks (like those cute little sundresses) a little more edge and professionalism at the same time – allowing me to leverage more of my closet for work! The blazer itself is actually quite old. I bought it from Loft several seasons ago. I had a seamstress shorten the sleeves and that was it… been rocking it hard ever since! The classic color and silhouette make it extremely versatile.
Where Am I: Water Ridge Parkway
What item in your closet is still going strong, even though you have been wearing it for seasons now?