You probably notice flannel shirts everywhere you look this season. That’s because flannel is a staple in your wardrobe this winter. If you’ve never worn a flannel shirt other than on a ski trip or winter getaway, you might be confused as to how to style this shirt appropriately. Below are three ways to start rocking your flannel shirt in style.
1. Experiment without the plaid
Naturally, when you think of flannel you think of plaid, but there are several options for choosing flannel pieces for your wardrobe. Opting for a solid color flannel gives a less woody feel, which means it can be incorporated into more looks. These shirts are easier to match and go from day to night. The New Seaside Original Fit Flannel Shirt in a blue note goes well with a pair of beige chinos or a pair of dark casual pants. If you are looking for a lighter color, sticking to neutrals will allow you to pair flannel with dark and light stockings. This gray flannel button-down shirt from Target can be dressy or casual for any occasion.
2. Layer the flannel
There are so many ways to layer a flannel shirt all season long. A fitted flannel is a great starting point for creating a layered look. This striped flannel shirt by Mossimo paired with a solid color sweater works well. It is considered a light layer and the sweater should contrast nicely with the flannel. Another option for a lighter layer is to pair your flannel shirt with a graphic tee. To showcase both pieces equally, you’ll want to wear the flannel unbuttoned. Ideally, the t-shirt should go well with the flannel and not be too busy. If you are looking to introduce more components into your layering, you can include a structured blazer with a slim fit outdoor jacket. In this case, if the flannel has multiple colors, the other layers should match the flannel well. This rule also applies to the stockings you choose. If done correctly, it works well regardless of your usual style.
3. Jeans go together perfectly
Pair your jeans with a traditional checkered flannel is a relaxed and comfortable look. Depending on the occasion, you can choose to leave the shirt tucked in or not. If you go for a darker wash, you’ll get a more relaxed appeal. If you decide to go with lighter jeans to go with your flannel, this works well for the afternoon or more casual outings. Flannels always look great with a pair of dark brown boots like the Karnes pointed toe and brogue boots by J&M 1850. This style of boot works well with both light and dark colored flannels. If you are looking for a more rugged look, go for a pair of brown boots more suited to the outdoors like these. classic boots from Timberland.