By (PureWow), from PureWow

Ah, flannel shirts. They’re comfy, they’re surprisingly stylish and they’re perfect for afternoons spent curled up on the couch. But if you’ve ever wondered what to wear with a flannel if you plan to actually leave the house and venture into society, we’ve got a few ideas. Here, 11 stylish women show off their best flannel outfits, so you can have your most stylish, plaid-filled fall yet.


1. Tuck Your Flannel Into a Pair of Cords
Go for full-on ‘70s vibes with a pair of colorful lenses and groovy flares. Then, give your outfit a modern edge by slipping on some pointy-toe flats and toting a mini bag.

2. Opt for White Denim Over Blue
White, off-white or cream-colored jeans lend a lighter air to a typically heavy fall fabrics. Tie this flannel outfit together with shoes in a darker shade like black ankle boots or navy loafers.

3. Wear Flannel with Leather
Tuck your cozy top into a sleek leather skirt for an incredibly chic combo that proves opposites attract. If you want a more casual vibe, try some slip-on sneakers and a long anorak. Headed out to a dressier affair? Stick to classics like pointy-toe pumps and a minimalist clutch, instead.

4. Try an Oversize Flannel
This one goes out to anyone who isn’t a fan of pants. Simply choose a shirt that’s long enough to be worn as a minidress (or a tunic with leggings underneath, if you prefer more coverage) and layer it under a tailored jacket. Finish with a pair of pointy-toe black leather boots. Pro tip: Check out the men’s section at stores like L.L.Bean and American Eagle Outfitters, because they frequently have a larger selection of flannel toppers and are more likely to carry larger sizes, too.

5. Mix and Match Your Flannel Plaids
In the same way florals can be worn with florals and stripes with stripes, you can’t go wrong pairing plaid with plaid. To avoid a pattern overload, however, we suggest sticking to solid-hued accessories in neutral tones, like white or brown boots and a simple black handbag.

6. Sport Head-to-Toe Black
Give your multi-colored shirt time to shine with an all-black base of slim-fitting basics, like skinny jeans and a thin turtleneck tee. You could even go super cozy, with leggings and a black T-shirt, and this combo will still look sleek.

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