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Chambray Shirt: Refined Girly or Tomboy Chic

How to wear a chambray/denim shirt; How to wear pleated skirt; summer outfit idea 2013, street style, Olivia Palermo, Alessandra Ambrosio, white skirt, dior blue bag, leopard flats, striped shorts, strappy sandal, mulberry alexa,  On Olivia Palermo: 7 For All Mankind Slim Western Denim   Shirt, white pleated skirt, white leather belt, French   Sole leoaprd ballet flats, Christian Dior crossbody bag, 	  Celine aviator sunglasses;   On Alessandra Ambrosio: Bella Dahl Split Back chambray shirt, Isabel Marant Elia braided leather belt, Isabel Marant striped Shorts, Mulberry MINI ALEXA bag, DV by Dolce Vita strap sandal, Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses.Photos: Olivia Palermo & Alessandra Ambrosio; Courtesy of instyle.com, justjared.com.

Like a crisp white button down, chambray shirt is definitely a wardrobe essential that is timeless, ageless and seasonless. Today, I picked two summer looks incorporated this iconic piece, hope they can give you more ideas to style yours.

Refined glamour with a touch of urban chic is Olivia Palermo’s signature. Here, she offsets a girly flirty white pleated skirt with a light washed chambray. Leopard print flats add details and fun to the look while maintaining the laid-back chic vibe.

Alessandra Ambrosio is known for her classic American casual off-duty looks with an urban bohemian touch. Here, a loose fitted shirt, shorts and strappy sandal combo might be too tomboyish, but she balanced out with details: colored striped hot shorts show off her sexy legs, stacked arm candy and flowy hair add girly elements.

Which is your favorite: Olivia Palermo’s refined girly look or Alessandra Ambrosio’s laid back casual look?

How to wear a chambray/denim shirt; How to wear pleated skirt; summer outfit idea 2013, street style, Olivia Palermo, Alessandra Ambrosio, white skirt, dior blue bag, leopard flats, striped shorts, strappy sandal, mulberry alexa,  On Olivia Palermo: 7 For All Mankind Slim Western Denim   Shirt, white pleated skirt, white leather belt, French   Sole leoaprd ballet flats, Christian Dior crossbody bag, 	  Celine aviator sunglasses;  Alternatives: 1. Current/Elliott The Perfect Shirt,  2. Chanel NAIL COLOUR 'Dragon',  3. GUESS by Marciano Elin Kling for GUESS white pleated skirt,  4. BCBG Whip-Stitch Waist Belt,  5. Gucci Oversized Aviator Sunglasses,  6. Sam Edelman leopard ballet flat,  7. Rebecca Minkoff 'Affair - Mini' Convertible Crossbody Bag

1. Current/Elliott The Perfect shirt (on Olivia Palermo on sale here)
2. Chanel nail color ‘Dragon’
3. Elin Kling for Guess by Marciano skirt
4. BCBG waist belt (on sale; similar here)
5. Gucci aviator sunglasses
6. Sam Edelman flat (on Olivia Palermo here)
7. Rebecca Minkoff ‘Affair – Mini’ (or the iconic M.A.C)

How to wear a chambray/denim shirt; How to wear pleated skirt; summer outfit idea 2013, street style, Olivia Palermo, Alessandra Ambrosio, white skirt, dior blue bag, leopard flats, striped shorts, strappy sandal, mulberry alexa,  On Alessandra Ambrosio: Bella Dahl Split Back chambray shirt, Isabel Marant Elia braided leather belt, Isabel Marant striped Shorts, Mulberry MINI ALEXA bag, DV by Dolce Vita strap sandal, Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses.     Also featured:  Madewell perfect leather belt,  Michael Kors watch,  Golden Lane Small Duo Satchel

1. Bella Dahl shirt (great style here & here)
2. Ray-Ban clubmaster sunglasses
3. Isabel Marant Aztec shorts (great alternative here & here)
4. Madewell perfect leather belt (on Alessandra here)
5. Michael Kors watch
6. DV by Dolce Vita sandal
7. Golden Lane satchel (on sale! last seen here)