How to Style a Plaid Shirt 3 Different Ways for Fall
Plaid shirts are the white tees of fall. If you’re a basic bitch like myself, you pretty much live in flannel button-ups come October. It’s an off-duty favourite, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be dressed up for the office or date night. A classic flannel will go with everything and will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe. We all know how to style it with our basic jeans and white tank, but today we’re talking about the unexpected ways you can style it. You don’t have to be into 90’s grunger with it tied around your waist, a badass punk rocker with wide-leg jeans and Docs, or a girly girl with a flowy skirt and heels, to appreciate a flannel shirt this fall. It can be worn in so many unexpected ways and styled with pretty much everything in your closet.
Let’s start with the super trendy flannel on flannel look. It’s a new take on denim on denim (aka the Canadian tuxedo) and is all over the streets of New York right now. This fashion-forward look is actually pretty easy to create, and I bet you already have one or two pieces of plaid in your closet right now to achieve this. Although a plain flannel shirt might not be that exciting on its own, but when combined with other plaid, it becomes much more eye-catching. If you’re looking to make a bold statement this month, try mixing and matching your flannels.
It’s time to break out your white jeans again. Although so many people think they need to pack up their white clothing for fall and winter, it’s one of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to fashion. There’s nothing chicer than an all-white outfit during the slightly cooler months. There’s something to be said about the contrast between the light and airy white jeans and the warm and cozy flannel that just works.
If you have an oversized, “borrowed from the boys” flannel shirt, don’t forget you can turn it into a dress. It will need to be loose and flowy, but it can be done. Have fun with it, try nipping in the waist with a statement belt. Pair it with over-the-knee boots for an evening look, or ankle booties for a more causal weekend look. Don’t be afraid to have fun with your accessories. Either a statement hat, bold chunky jewelry or even an oversize handbag. Also remember, fall is all about the layers, so double it up. Toss on your fave tights, a bulky jacket or coat and even a chunky scarf for that extra layer of warmth.
What I Wore- Flannel- Target, Bracelets- c/o Nogu, Watch- c/o Victoria Emerson, Rings- c/o Pandora, Jeans- The Gap, Booties- Marc Fisher