The Summer Piece You Can Wear Now

A woman in a denim button-up, white jeans, sunglasses and a brown bag

Chances are you stashed away your lightweight chambray shirt when the first fall chill set in, but rather than wait for Memorial Day, bust out the beloved staple early this year. Not only does it work as a versatile base for layered ensembles, it’s also an excuse to incorporate lightweight denim into transitional outfits before the balmy days begin. Ahead, see how to style this wardrobe staple right now in four distinct ways.

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Denim Days

Styling tip: Add coverage by pairing the shirt with a sleek maxi skirt. Include texture and color with patchwork ankle boots.

Styling tip: Try the chic denim-on-denim look by teaming it with jeans in a darker wash. Break up the blues with a black jacket, monk boots and the must-have Western-style buckle belt.

Styling tip: Keep it cozy by layering the shirt under a knit dress. Add a printed topper, over-the-knee boots and a fedora.

Styling tip: Elevate the casual top with striped culottes, a streamlined white vest, metallic flats and glamorous sunnies.