Guess what comes out of my closet now that it is Fall?! I bet you probably did the same thing. That’s right Fall is basically flannel shirt and/or plaid shirt season. Most people wear flannel casually, but I’ve found some cute ways to dress it up. So if you are in a fashion funk or just want to switch things up, I hope my tips and outfit ideas help you out!
How To Dress Up A Flannel Shirt
Choose Color And Pattern Wisely
You want to make sure your shirt is versatile so that it doesn’t restrict what you can wear with it. I recommend choosing colors that are more neutral. I recommend avoiding any pattern that has hot pink or purple in it. Those colors can be limiting and hard to accessorize with.
Wear Oversized Flannel
I’m a fan of buying plaid shirts that have that boyfriend fit. It has a relaxed vibe, but at the same time the flowiness of the shirt adds an extra level of chicness. Plus, the boyfriend fit is more versatile. You can do a lot with it versus a more fitted flannel shirt.
I’m a big fan of tucked in shirts or doing the front tuck. It helps keep the outfit looking crisp and less casual.
Pair It With High Waisted Skinny Jeans
The higher the waist, the better right? I pretty much only wear high waisted pants. When it is high-waisted, your flannel shirt looks really great tucked in too. Skinny jeans are also much easier to dress up with and pair well with heels. A big fashion no-no to me is wearing flared pants with heels. Everlane’s skinny jeans are seriously the best. They fit so well and are so comfortable. They’re under $70 too. All their jeans are true to size.
Pair It With Dark Denim
Dark denim always has a more dressed up look compared to light wash denim. They also look really good with high heels. So if you want to wear jeans at night, then black denim or dark jeans are the way to go. It definitely makes flannel more acceptable for a night out.
Go For A Flannel Dress
Maybe you are a dress all year kind of person? You know me, I’m always looking for an excuse to wear a dress all year round. How about switch out the shirt for a flannel dress? I’m seeing more and more cute flannel dresses!
My exact flannel dress is old. But below are great options!
Pair It With Wide-Leg
Anytime you wear wide-leg jeans or wide-leg pants, you already look dressed up and fashion forward. I paired my plaid shirt with wide-leg jeans. I’m a big fan of the sailor style. The sailor style just elevates the outfit a bit more.
Wear A Skirt
How about switching it up?! Another great way to dress up your flannel shirt and plaid shirt is by wearing it as a flannel skirt. This is for sure the most effortless way to style it.
Layer With A Moto Jacket
Wear It With Faux Leather
Another way to elevate your flannel shirt is by pairing it with faux leather. Anything with faux leather immediately looks fashion forward.
Other Great Flannel Shirt Options
Here are other shirts that I highly recommend getting this season.
How do you dress up a flannel shirt?