You know that flannel is soft, warm, and comfortable, but did you know you can wear it in all sorts of ways to create stylish outfits? Flannel shirts are well known as cold-weather staples, but they can also help you create chic, flattering, and stylish looks every day.
While it depends on the specific cut and style, lots of flannel shirts have a relaxed, casual vibe that make them the perfect partner for denim pants. There are plenty of options for different looks with denim, too. Some great looks for women's and plus size flannel shirts include:
With their button-down style and collar, flannel shirts can also be worn for more polished looks, such as with dress casual pants like khakis, chinos, or twill pants. You can go classic with a neutral tan color, or get more creative with your look and try black or white dress-casual pants. You might also choose a color in the top’s pattern and wear a pair of slacks in a matching shade for a coordinated style.
Worn untucked, flannel shirts pair beautifully with leggings for a comfortable look that you can wear for everything from errands to lounging around at home. You'll feel like you're wearing your favorite pair of flannel pajamas! You can’t go wrong with classic black leggings, but you can also jazz up flannel shirts with leggings in fun, bright colors that complement the hues in your shirt. Leggings work best with flannel tunic tops; if you want to add some definition and dress it up a bit, pair a belt with your tunic and leggings combo.
Because they have such universal appeal, flannel shirts are also versatile enough to pair with a number of different skirt styles. A denim or tan mini, mid-length, or knee-length straight skirt looks great with a flannel top, especially if it’s tucked in. A knee-length straight skirt and a flannel shirt could even be work-appropriate, depending on your work dress code. For a more creative style, pair your favorite flannel with an ankle-length or maxi length flowy skirt and some boho chic footwear. The contrast between the structure of the flannel and the flow of the skirt makes for a unique style, which is perfect if you want to change it up from everyday combos like flannel with jeans.
Yes, it’s true–you can even pull off flannel shirts worn with shorts. This look can work in transitional temperatures. Men's flannel shirts left untucked and worn with rolled-up sleeves look great with a casual shorts style. Ladies can also wear them with sleeves rolled up and tied at the waist for a fun, cute top over shorts.
Another way to incorporate flannel shirts into your wardrobe is to use them as key layering pieces. Consider some of these ideas for different ways to layer up your flannel:
There are lots of pieces you can pair with your fave flannel, but there are also lots of different ways you can wear it. Since flannel works well when worn over or under lots of layering pieces, it’s easy to change up an outfit. Wearing a flannel shirt may feel like you're getting cozy in your flannel sheets, but they can look great, too. There are so many stylish ways you can incorporate flannel shirts into your wardrobe, it’s no wonder they never go out of style!