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{how i’d wear} a denim shirt…

oh joy | how i'd wear a denim shirt

oh joy | how i'd wear a denim shirt

I'm currently living in this denim shirt, and using it in place of a traditional jean jacket. So I share a couple different ways I'd wear it with the last of my summery wardrobe pieces as we transition into fall…

{1. Denim shirt by Madewell, 2. bright skinny belt from Justice, 3. Matine scalloped clutch, 4. Free People shorts, 5. ASOS skirt, 6. Schier shoes, 7. ASOS flats.}

{illustration by Jennifer Vallez for Oh Joy}


  1. Ah, I wish I lived in a place where I could still be wearing shorts with no tights in September… still these loevly illustrations made me smile.
    I will always be a sucker for chambray/denim shirts.
    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  2. Geez Louise is Jennifer Vallez talented! I’m loving the illustrations she’s doing for this column.
    My favorite is the one on the right. There’s some about pairing a shirt with utilitarian origins with something feminine and floaty on the bottom that I love.

  3. Love these ideas! I live in my chambray shirt from JCrew and often pair it with cut-off jean shorts. But I can always count on you for mixing great colors and patterns! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I NEED a denim shirt! These illustrations are just darling, and I love it with the skirt. 🙂 I need to get your new book, too! Was bummed I didn’t make it to Austin since I’m so close (I’m in San Antonio).

  5. I recently got a chambray shirt thinking I’d only wear it once or twice. It’s now my basic uniform! I love experimenting…I’ve been wearing it with patter polka dot shorts, dark denim, dyed denim, tartan skirts, etc. It is my most loved shirt as of now!

  6. This illustration is too awesome! I love this series, such a creative take on style post. And denim shirts… but I need to get around to buying one.

  7. I had a dream on Sunday night about this post, and I realized I have the perfect little floral skirt that I’ve never worn with my chambray shirt! Thanks for helping me shop within my wardrobe. You’re the best.


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