October 3, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Camp Shirt

I bought this cotton camp shirt in the day-after-Christmas sales two years ago and it has been a great addition to my closet ever since. It goes with just about anything (ex: distressed denim and sandals for a casual look) and camp shirts are definitely one of my biggest staples. A couple years ago I only wore them to work, but now I wear them constantly with shorts and skinny jeans on weekends, too. Do you ever wear button downs casually?

Inspiration photo: J.Crew
Shirt: J.Crew, $14
Skirt: J.Crew, $45 (similar, similar, similar)
Belt: H&M, $6 (similar)
Shoes: Forever 21, $22 (similar, similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website, $79
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $69
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $79

1. Victoria's Secret 2. Sierra Trading Post 3. Singer 22 4. J.Crew


  1. Books, Beauty & BarsOctober 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Gorgeous outfit. I love the pops of teal, and they go surprisingly well with the fall palette! 


  2. Great colors! You inspired me to put together colors I'd never thought of. Check out my post from yesterday at www.beautyandbows.com!

  3. Definitely! I think they're button downs are such a great way to wear a casual look while still looking completely classy and put together.

  4. I haven't been able to find too many that fit correctly in the bust area so I'm looking for the perfect shirt to come along some day!


  5. I think a camp shirt makes everything look polished and put together without trying too hard. I also love that you can dress it up or down and either way you look very chic! I have recently added a couple more camp shirts to my closet and am now on the hunt for some good oxford shirts! You look amazing as always! 

  6. U are totally making me go get those shoes!


  7. Someday.  I have always had the issue with button pulling over the bust so I usually stay away from button downs (I don't want to alter every blouse I buy) I would have to get two sizes too big and then alter it back down.  Maybe if I found something I really loved...My bust is one of my big fashion issues. Maybe come spring!

  8. I love wearing button-ups casually!  And I love that mint belt :)

  9. Does jcrew sell that shirt in your inspiration photo?  Also, can you show us outfits with leggings?  I just bought a few and have no inspiration with how to wear them.

  10. Allyson, yep that shirt is J.Crew. I think I saved this photo a long time ago, can't remember for sure!! I've done two outfits with legging so far - they are both under Table of Contents -> Europe Posts because I wore them on the plane ride! :-)

  11. I love to wear button downs for a casual look. I think it helps make a weekend look too sloppy. I also lve them for layering during fall/winter under sweater, cardigans and blazers. It can be a little tough to find the right fit (I'm a busty girl), but love a great button up


  12. beautiful! i love how you often style a great camp shirt!
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

  13. I love these colors together! Yes, I'm constantly wearing button-up shirts--casually, for work, you name it. They're so versatile! 

  14. FYI I just ordered these green shoes.. .I couldnt take it anymore!

  15. I love the turquoise and camel together! You pull it off so well!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

  16. Dream Boat FashionOctober 3, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    I love to wear button downs with jeans and sandals. Such a cute look. www.dreamboatfashion.com

  17. Wearing button ups casually is the ONLY way I wear them; love 'em :)


  18. piperlime offer on bloomspot.com today! thought id pass along to all the other fashion lovers :)


    selling out quickly!

  19. I wear button downs with jeans and shorts sometimes. A good chambray shirt looks great dressed down.


  20. Love your look and the colour pairing.  I totally subscribe to the idea of mixing silky button down blouses with jeans like here: http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/09/summer-attire-labour-day-white.html and here:
    http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/09/fall-suiting-blush-and-olive.htmlIt is by far the most worn look for me outside of work.  I love how it adds an air of sophistication and feminine flare to a casual outfit.  coverupchic.blogspot.ca

  21. I love your look and the inspiration photo. I ove the look of button down blouses as casual wear, but I hate that whole ironing thing. :)

  22. i'm in love with your shoe color!


  23. So that's what that shirt style is called-- haha thank you!
    Love wearing THE CAMP SHIRT casually. I think it's such a glam sophisticated look. I like how you tucked it in- I never think to do that.


    XO Kelly

  24. love a good button down! looks fabulous with the pop of teal!

    Leopard and Lillies

  25. I love the camp shirt- and love how you styled it with this mini and bright heels!  

  26. Wow, if that's a camp shirt then I would most definitely want one. It's pretty sexy! I can just imagine how many other things that I can pair up with it.