Flannels are shirts made from thick fabrics. Originally flannel wear made from woven fabric but of recent they started making them from other fabrics like cotton and wool. The difference in the fabric from which flannel is made from, they come in different types. Canton flannel is made from a cotton fabric which is put either on one side or both sides. Ceylon flannel was made from a mixture of two fabrics cotton and wool. Ceylon flannels are strong thick and they are worn mainly in winter when the temperatures are colder.
Diaper flannel was made from strong and thick cotton fabric napped on both sides. Just like the material from
which it was made from, diaper flannels are also strong and thick. Baby Flannel can be from lighter fabric or thick fabric which may be brushed to create extra softness.
Irrespective of the different types and the difference in the fabric from which they are made from, what to wear with flannels and how to wear flannels will apply to all as we will see detailed in this article. Below are the different ways to wear flannel and the different outfits with wear flannel shirts.
WHAT TO WEAR WITH FLANNEL
NOTES: Tips On What To Wear With Flannel
Flannel With Skinny Jeans
The most popular outfit with flannel shirts is by pairing them with skinny jeans. This outfit is suit for all seasons. For summer wear a flannel shirt with skinny jeans for a casual outfit. For autumn and winter wear a thick jacket over the flannel to stay warm. Flannel shirts are casual shirts so there is no need to tuck-in the shirt.
For men finish the attire with combat boots and dark sunglasses and you will be good to go. Ladies can accessorize the outfit with a short cute necklace, earrings and dark sunglasses. Finish the trend with either combat boots or cowboy boots.
Flannel With Shorts
Flannel and shorts are all casual wears. This makes them a greater combination for casual outfits. Ladies can wear flannel shirts with denim shorts. Tuck in the flannel to look sophisticated. You can accessorize the trend with a cute short necklace, dark sunnies for a chic look.
Complement the trend with a nice leather handbag that matches the attire. Finish the attire with Ankle Boots or combat boots and you will be good to go have a drink with pals after work.
Flannel With Skirts
Despite that fact that this is a rare outfit with flannel; when accessorized appropriately, it looks great and can be worn to work. First choose a dull color skirt say black or grey. Pair the skirt with a flannel shirt, rollup the sleeves to look more sophisticated. Tuck-in the flannel and belt the skirt with a matching thin belt. Pair the outfit with a purse that will complement the trend. Finish the attire with Pumps and you’re done.
Flannel Over Dresses
Ladies can wear flannel over dresses. If your back is spotted or bruised you can still wear backless or open-back dresses. All you need is pairing the dress with a flannel shirt. Unbutton the shirt for stylish and glamorous outfit. The shirt must be worn over the dress to cover your back.
Flannel Over T- Shirts
This style applies to both ladies and guys. You can wear flannel over a tee. T-shirts of neutral colors like white, grey or cream will definitely match with flannel shirts. Depending on the look you want to create leave the front open or button the bottom few only. You can pair this outfit with shorts, pants or skirts.
Flannel Underneath Sweater
Sometimes the temperature might be cold; you can stay warm by complementing the flannel with a sweater. Opt for a V-neck or Round neck long sleeved sweater that will show the collar of your flannel shirt. I wouldn’t recommend Polo-neck sweaters coz they will cover the whole flannel shirt.
Flannel Underneath Jackets Vest Or Blazers
For seasons like winter and autumn when temperatures are chilly and cold respectively, you need to wear thick clothes to stay warm. Flannels are made from thick fabrics making them useful clothing for heading outdoors in winter and autumn.
You can wear flannel shirts underneath quilted vests or thick jackets to stay warm along the day.
Flannel Over Cami, Tunics, & Tanks
Ladies have an added advantage that they can wear flannel over their tops. For a cold day, you can wear flannel shirt over your favorite Cami, Tunic or Tank. Pair the outfit with pants preferably skinny jeans, khaki pants and finish off with Boots like Ankle boots, combat boots or any other boots that match with the trend. You can accessorize the trend with a short cute necklace and dark sunnies for a sophisticated outfit.
HOW TO WEAR FLANNEL MEN & WOMEN
NOTES: Tips On How To Wear Flannel Women
Start Out Easy
Start out with basic but classic outfits with flannel. Wear your skinny jeans or khaki pants with flannel and your favorite top under or over it. Complement the outfit with a scarf around your neck to keep your neck region warm. Finish the trend with boots like Ugg boots, combat boots or cowboy boots for your feet to stay warm.
Complement A Shirt Over The Top
Flannels are made from various fabrics which includes wool, cotton or synthetic fiber making them a perfect layering accessory. Complement the top with any loosely fitted top that matches with the color of the flannel. Rolling up the sleeves of the flannel will add style and elegance to the outfit.
If You Love Grunge Music Then Opt For Gunge Style.
The grunge style is worn by people who like grunge music. Go untidy by wearing unbuttoned flannel shirts over your favorite rock/jazz band tee. Go for un-brushed dark flannel for a more sophisticated look.
Go For Great Layering
To add style on your outfit, add a cardigan over the top. Complement the trend with a black scarf for a more classic look. You can as well add a shirt over or under your flannel to look more sophisticated.
Make Your Flannel Attractive & Decorative
If you decide to allow your flannel to be fancy surely it will. Design and complement the flannel with nice bottom wears like skirts, skinny jeans or shorts for a drink with pals on weekends. Pairing flannel with shorts and skinny jeans will make the outfit look more casual while pairing flannels with trendy skirts and dresses will make the outfit look classic for a weekend excursion.
Check Out Flannels Outfits For Inspiration
You don’t have to dress exactly like others, check out their outfits that will inspire you to create your own look in flannels. For instance many teenagers like grunge music and wear their music band t-shirts under unbuttoned flannels. Get some inspiration tips from their flannel outfits to create your own unique outfit.
You may decide to wear a white or grey tee under unbuttoned flannels with skinny jeans for a classic outfit.
Go For Classy, Chic And Stylish Look
Flannels are classy, stylish and look chic to many ladies when paired with matching outfits. If you want to look sophisticated in flannels, pair them with nice tight skinny jeans. For a classy look tuck-in the flannel and belt the skinny jean with a thin leather belt. Stylish ladies will wear grey or white tees under the flannel and button up the flannel to the second last button. Finish the trend with a short nice necklace and you will be good to go for your fancier excursion.
Blend And Match The Flannels
Well flannels look great when worn alone. However, if you want to look more classy and sophisticated, you can mix flannels with other patterns like polka dot, or floral prints. Make sure that the other patterns you want to mix with flannels match perfect to avoid color clash and attain an overwhelming outfit.
Stick To Its Useful Side
Flannels are made from thick fabrics like wool, cotton and woven fabric. This makes them the best to be worn under thick jackets in winter and autumn with skinny jeans to keep you warm.
NOTES: How To Wear Flannel Men
Stick To Its Useful Side
The most advantageous thing about flannel is that they are made from thick fabrics making them comfortable to be worn in winter and autumn when it becomes chilly. Their thickness paired with thick jackets will help you stay warm. Throw on more long sleeved shirts with skinny jeans or pants to stay warm at your workplace.
Make It Simple & Stay Easy
Generally flannels can be worn alone or teamed with other prints. You can decide to keep it simple by wearing your flannel shirt with a pair of skinny jeans. Make the outfit look easy by tuck-in the shirt and belt the skinny jean with a matching thin leather belt. To stay easy, button up the flannel shirt and roll up the sleeves for a classy sophisticated and casual outfit. You are done and good to go for any casual outing with friends.
Layer Flannels Under
If you want to look confident in flannels, wear it under a t-shirt. For a stylish outfit, tees of neutral colors like white, grey, cream and black match well with flannel. Wear a tee of neutral color like white over a rolled up sleeve flannel. Complete the trend with skinny jeans for a classy casual outfit.
Layer Flannels Over
This outfit will apply to formal outfits with flannel. In case you want to look formal, wear a polo-neck sweater under a flannel. This will add style to the flannel making you feel comfortable and warm at your work place.
Go For Classy & Stylish Look
You may decide to go grunge by rocking your favorite music band tee under flannel. Unbutton the flannel and you will be good to go. You can pair this outfit with khaki pants or skinny jeans for a classy and stylish look.
Stick To Its Useful Side
When temperatures become colder in autumn and chilly in winter, you need thick apparels that will help you stay warm. Flannels are made from thick fabric and when paired with thick jackets will keep you warm. Complement the outfit with a scarf around the neck or with a polo-neck sweater underneath the flannel. You are done; team the trend with skinny jeans and boots for a sophisticated outfit.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS TREND?
Now that flannels are back in style, I want to know what you think of them. Would you wear flannel shirt with feminine accessories and rock them for a stylish look?
Do you think flannels will be in style for a long time or go “out” soon?
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