Equipment cotton-chambray shirt, Net-A-Porter

Chambray may just be the perfect denim-inspired summertime fabric - it's lightweight, airy, workable and most importantly, back for another go as one of the top seasonal staples. Though the chambray shirt always seems to remain a part of our hot weather wardrobes each year, this time around it definitely got a lot more press, as chambray was seen on several of the big runways at fashion week, including both Derek Lam and Chloè.

The chambray shirt is an American icon, one that in its history has spawned the workman's term "blue collar" and helped define that timeless California cool-kid look. Now, and especially so this season, there are a plethora of ways to perfect your chambray shirt dressing, both with and without the classic indigo button-down. Whether you favor the rugged or the refined, this season's chambray shirt gets even more versatile with an array of fits, washes and chicly detailed designs.

Check out our picks for the seven best chambray shirts to grab now and top off your easy summer look while the heat is high. Find out what denim pieces this blogger lives in.