Flannels are as necessary to your fall wardrobe as much as they are to a nineties skater dude’s. Like other unisex clothing (think denim jackets, gray hoodies, crewneck t-shirts, and—duh—jeans), flannels have survived the trend test of time—remaining a staple in your closet from birth till, well, now. Besides the classic version, there are definitely more kinds of styles out there waiting to get acquainted with your closet. Come check out these flannels (some timeless, some modern) for a fresh twist on an autumn classic.
Maje Flannel Shirt Dress: The leather pocket square on this shirtdress gives this flannel an extra oomph. Just layer it over wooly tights, leather pants, boots/Converse, and a shearling jacket (I guess your boyfriend’s oversized flannel could also work in this situation, so be sure to raid his closet!).
Ralph Lauren Ruffled Plaid Shirt: Leave it to Ralph Lauren to expertly master the ruffled flannel shirt. This festive red and green print is perfect for the holiday season, and for when you want to kick back in a flannel but not look sloppy.
Eileen Fisher Silk Plaid Shirt: While not a flannel in the traditional sense, this sheer navy plaid shirt is definitely worth a look. It’s light enough to layer over a black sweater and jeans, or to pair with denim cutoffs in the summertime (if we ever see a temperature over sixty degrees again… one can only hope).
Urban Outfitters Overdyed Sleeveless Flannel Shirt: A vest-like flannel is the fashion gods’ gift to layering lovers. Just imagine the possibilities: crewneck sweaters, long-sleeved tees, lightweight turtlenecks, and oodles upon oodles of outerwear options. Layering is everything, and this sleeveless flannel is your key to it all.