Bring ’90s fashion back in a fun and foolproof way with these updated fall flannel looks. Dress up your flannel shirts with jeans and ankle boots, or keep it casual and tied around your waist. No matter how you choose to wear it this season, flannel is back with a vengeance, and we’ve got a few style suggestions that’ll easily take you from fall into winter.
Large Square Flannel – Flannel fabric is made of wool or cotton and is designed in either gray or various plaid patterns. A modern approach to colorful plaid flannel is to incorporate larger squares for a more refined look.
Contrast Print Flannel – Mixing up the color pattern on your flannel shirt instantly kicks it up a notch. Try a contrast print plaid on the sleeves if you’re timid or go with contrast shoulders and pockets if you’re a bit bolder.
DailyLook Lucca Couture plaid flannel shirt – $65.99 (both)
Flannel Footwear – If you’re a flannel beginner like myself then start small and add fall flannel to your wardrobe in the form of footwear. Small touches of flannel like a foldover flap lining, or even a less noticeable plaid is the ideal accent this season.
(left to right) L.L.Bean Fleece-lined flannel slippers – $44.99 | 6pm Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole warm thunder boots – $161.99 | Charlotte Russe plaid flannel-backed belted platform bootes – $48.99 | Zappos Rocket Dog Lawrence boots – $79.95 | Neiman Marcus Manolo Blahnik ancor plaid wing-tip pump – $835
Flannel/Leather Combo – Add some edge to your flannel style with leather details. On shirts, these look the best on the pockets, shoulders or elbows. But you can also find stylish flannel and leather combinations on accessories like shoes and backpacks.
(left to right) Saks Fifth Avenue Current/Elliott faux leather-trimmed plaid flannel shirt – $228 | Zappos Tommy Hilfiger Nahla – $119 | Mr Porter Saint Laurent leather-trimmed flannel backpack – $1,150
50 Shades of Gray Flannel – Remember that flannel is a fabric and doesn’t necessarily have to come in plaid color tones. If you want a more laid back look, opt for a solid gray flannel that’ll keep you just as warm and chic this fall.