Review: Madewell Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt

Boyfriend jeans, ex-boyfriend shirts. Truth be told, I was never good enough at the dating game to actually have any of these things (unless it was store bought). I joke about how I have husbands (one previous from my 20’s) and the husband I have now. And then there were a lot of dates that didn’t go anywhere. Not so much in between.

However, “boyfriend” sounds a lot more appealing than “oversized” which tends to be the fit of this genre of clothing. That’s something I can get into. Especially these days, I’m loving oversized shirts because they also tend to be better fitted in the arms. The Madewell Chambray Ex Boyfriend Shirt was just that. It fit decently in the arms, but had the oversized body, which is great for layering, if that’s your thing (it’s certainly my thing).

I have a lot of chambray shirts. I think this is my fifth one. It’s really one item you can’t really have enough of, like white button downs, or jeans or black pumps. In my wardrobe you’ll find various washes, fits and weights of chambray, and every week, I wear most of them. One wash I did not have was a super light wash for summer. This could be perfectly paired with white jeans, or white shorts, or other white details, like shoes! Here I paired them with faux leather pants (best purchase ever by the way) and an army jacket.

Oh, just in case you were wondering why this shirt was open on the bottom, I have a near-7 month bump that needed breathing room! I guess pregnant women shouldn’t wear leather pants, even if they’re faux leather pants, but I’ve made the perfect elastic belt that makes them super comfortable.

I would have to say that at $70, it’s a great investment top. The texture of the chambray is really substantial, and it’s been my experience with Madewell chambray shirts is that they’re made well. If you’re looking for a chambray shirt for this Spring, this is perfect, and when it gets hot in the summer, you can even use it for the breezy summer nights. Can’t go wrong with that!

Wearing: Chambray Shirt: Madewell • Jacket: Zara • Necklace: Topshop• Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim • Shoes: Schutz



  1. March 29, 2013 / 12:33 pm

    I feel better now hearing that it’s ok to 5 chambray shirt lol, I love them and they are so versatile. And I don’t have a light wash yet, thanks for the review 🙂

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  2. March 29, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    Aww you’re too cute pregnant! I haven’t been on here in awhile! I didn’t know I came in to saw Congrats!

  3. March 29, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    I have that shirt!! Wear it to death. Wish I had it (and those pants!) when I was pregnant. You’re glowing. But probably sick of people telling you that 😉 xoxo

  4. March 29, 2013 / 6:56 pm

    @Rachelle… oh my, I need a super dark wash one too! So, if having 5 chambray shirts is too much… then I have too much. then again, I really do wear them all!

    @Eatstyleplay. I try to hide it most of the time, because while it’s nice to have maternity style, it’s not really what this blog is about.
    @Christina… you had great clothes when you were pregnant! I loved that Wood Wood dress you have!

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