Denim’s Coolest Summer Alternative


Denim is forever—but as most women know, jeans can feel a bit stifling in sweltering temps. Between our French girl goals, DIY inclinations and seasonal favorites, many a summer ensemble calls for a dose of denim, or at the very least, a similar effect when feeling the blues. For a lighter take, chambray is the answer—its mottled appearance offers a look akin to jeans but with a more breathable effect courtesy of the linen-finished fabric. Whether you’re a jeans-and-T-shirt kind of girl or dabble in the realm of a Canadian tuxedo (we’re all about it), consider subbing in one of the 13 chambray pieces ahead, ranging from work-appropriate to weekend-ready.

Adam Katz Sinding

Chic In Chambray

Denim Chambray Lace Up Dress


Pixie Market

Off-The-Shoulder Cotton-Chambray Top


Rag & Bone

Sunset Denim Dress


M.I.H. Jeans

Belted Tencel-Chambray Shorts



Chambray Wrap Dress


Raquel Allegra

Chambray Cutwork Top



Chambray Muralist Jumpsuit



Belted Chambray Skirt



Cutout Stretch-Cotton Chambray Top



Maureen Linen-Chambray Maxi Dress


J Brand

Ramie-Blend Top



Chambray Palazzo Pants


Nicole Miller

Chambray Dress


Proenza Schouler