It’s time to break out our flannel shirts for maximum fall wear. But this year we’re retiring the leggings and button-down pair -- okay, maybe not entirely -- and amping up our beloved plaid shirt.
Instead of always feeling AND looking cozy, why not keep the comfy factor while looking a little more put-together?And you can really wear your flannel anywhere: to brunch, a cool concert and yes, even your 9-to-5 gig.
So, dig up a few flannels -- or buy a new one, we won’t judge -- and check out how versatile these shirts can actually be.
Say something and pair a flannel with a statement tee.
Band of Outsiders Plaid Boyfriend Shirt, Calvin Klein Mid-Rise Ocean Wash Leggings, Oui Mon Cherie Tee, Abercrombie & Fitch Superga Cotu Classic Sneaker, Leather Backpack (similar here); Photo courtesy: Lookbook.nu/EmilyP
Tuck it in for a refined silhouette.
UNIQLO Women Flannel Check Long Sleeve Shirt, Vero Moda Short Skater Skirt (similar here), SPANX High Waisted Tight End Tights, Ladies Knee High Grey Cashmere Socks, Saint Laurent Patent-Leather Mary Jane Pumps; Photo courtesy: Lookbook.nu/euphoric_mindset
Make it work-appropriate with a chic cape and booties.
Band Of Outsiders Cropped Sleeve Plaid Shirt, Ted Baker Vickiye Taupe Minimalist Cape Jacket, Jil Sander Skinny Trousers, Forever New Chantal Faux Pearl Cluster Necklace, Saint Laurent Leather Ankle Booties; Photo courtesy: Lookbook.nu/monochromachic
Break up a monochrome theme with the plaid pattern.
UNIQLO Women Flannel Check Long Sleeve Shirt, Nly Trend Jersey Maxi Playsuit, Alexander Wang 'Martine' Leather Buckle Chelsea Boots, Cruise Basic Wayfarer Sunglasses; Photo courtesy: Lookbook.nu/kiggs
Dress up the button down with your favorite accessories -- like a hat!
Band Of Outsiders Plaid Boyfriend Shirt, Free People Sunglasses (similar here), H&M Imitation Leather Trousers, Helen Kaminski Wool Felt Fedora, Dr. Martens 8 Eyelet Lace Up Boot; Photo Courtesy: Lookbook.nu/courtneyc
Layer it under a vest for extra warmth.
Madewell Flannel Ex-Boyfriend Shirt, Women's BlackRib Knit Cashmere Beanie, H&M Patent Platform Boots, Calvin Klein Skinny Black Wash Jeans, 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Vest; Photo Courtesy: Lookbook.nu/erical
Add a chunky scarf on a windy afternoon.
Tie it up with your favorite boyfriend jeans.
Go back to the classic tie-around-your-waist style.
On a warmer day, use a flannel as your coat.