A flannel shirt is a simple, dynamic, and versatile piece of clothing. It can transform you from cute to grungy to tomboyish to feminine to rock chick in a jiffy. However, most of us find it hard to wear it in any other way than just the button-down style, and I get it. But, why are we calling it versatile then? There’s a lot more you can do with your plaid or flannel shirts. Let’s take a look at all the styling ideas we have in store for you on how to wear a flannel/plaid shirt.
Cute Ways To Style Your Flannel Shirt
1. Flannel Sweater
Just when you thought that flannels were all about shirts, we have proof that they are not. The plaid style has found its way into fall fashion, and pairing this with ankle booties is only fitting.
2. Plaid Cardigan
Again, you didn’t see this coming, did you? I fell in love with the idea of a flannel cardigan and was just plain grateful for the novelty of the designer who came up with this. Another trendy way to rope the plaid print into your outfit.
3. Plaid Shirt Dress
The best part about checkered or plaid shirt dresses is that they are effortlessly chic and suit just about any body type. There’s nothing to worry about if you are petite, plus or pear-shaped, it takes the shape of your body and sits beautifully on anyone.
4. With Knee-High Boots
Break the monotonous practice of wearing a red and white plaid shirt and opt for this electric blue one instead. The next time you see a different colored plaid, do not shy away from wearing it because you know it looks great. To pamper yourself and the plaid a little more, sport that skinny denim and pull up a pair of thigh-high booties!
5. With A Camo Jacket In Winter
Raise your hand if you love camo jackets like me (more like borderline obsessed). Come winter, layer your plaid with a flannel shirt. The aesthetic of the shirt and the coat entirely complement each other, so you have got it all sorted.
6. With Leather Pants
Leather pants or leather leggings have taken over the clothing lines for the last couple of seasons, and yes, you guessed it right, they go perfectly with flannels, especially if they are black.
7. The Cowboy Style
Are you feeling a little tomboyish, I mean, cowboyish today? Your plaid shirt will go perfectly with your vibe. Plaid shirt, dark washed bootcut or boyfriend jeans, booties, and a sleeveless denim jacket should be your ideal outfit.
8. Distressed Denim And Ankle Booties
Distressed denim or frayed shorts are another opportunity to rock that plaid shirt. You can either wear ankle length boots or converse shoes.
9. Flannel Shirt And A Formal Skirt
Try this fusion look with a formal skirt, plaid shirt, an overcoat, and stockings in winters. Who said you couldn’t do this? Also, why didn’t we think of this before?
10. With Shorts
Because there’s nothing like too much flanneling, and because we want to find a way to incorporate it into our dressing. If we don’t want to wear them, let’s tie it at the waist and act cute (what’s there to act?).
11. Oversized Flannel Shirt And Leggings
If you love both flannels and oversized tops, let’s not settle for anything less than a top that gives you the best of both worlds. Oversized plaid shirts are a relatively latest addition, and have made us all mighty happy.
12. Open Flannel Shirt Style
Can you quickly think of one word that sums up fall? Go on, think about it! If your answer was ‘checkered’, high five sister! Checkered and how! Nothing like cozying up in soft flannel shirts and using them as layers to keep yourself protected from the cold breezes that remind you that winter is right around the corner. So, have fun while it lasts. Wear plain T-shirts, plaid shirts, and chunky accessories, and drink a lot of pumpkin spiced latte.
13. Bikini Cover Up
Let me be a little honest, I’m a little offended with myself that I did not think of this before, but I have used every beach vacation to over-compensate for my guilt. Anyway, the next time you are headed for a holiday, remember that you don’t have to carry a cover-up or worry if you forgot to take one. More power to our flannels!
14. With A Leather Skirt
Leather skirts or shorts can get you party ready in no time, but what if it’s a day party and you don’t want to wear tops that are blingy? Flannel. That is your answer. You can either wear it loose and oversized to make a statement, or do a front or half-tuck to add a little definition. Black ankle length booties will seal the deal.
15. One Piece Flannel Dress
We have seen all kinds of shirts and T-shirt dresses, even the flannel ones, but if you want to be vocal about showing your love for flannels without actually saying anything, then you just got lucky. Next time you find a piece like this, remember what we discussed, there’s nothing like too much flanneling.
There’s so much more you can do with it – like wear it under your sweater in winter, wear it with a peplum or an A-line skirt to bring two decades of fashion together or even throw in some animal print details if you can be smart about it. So here was our take on how to wear a flannel/plaid shirt. What’s your go-to style anyway? Did we miss out on something? Let us know by dropping in a text in the comment section below.