Your go-to cold-weather #AEOSTYLE essential is back & better than ever. In softer fabrics & the best fits, it’s time to add flannels and plaids back into your look. We want to help you get the most out of your flannel shirt this season, so we rounded up a few of our favorite ways to style them for girls and guys. Keep scrolling to check out our top picks for how to wear flannels this season.
Mix Fabrics: Take an unexpected approach with your plaid and wear it over a velvet dress. To make this look work, be sure that the flannel and dress are in the same color family.
Shop The Look: Ahhhmazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt | Velvet Tie Dress
Around the Waist: Bring the 90s to 2016. Keep a flannel tied around your waist as a cool way to bring color to your outfit – plus, it’s right there in case you need an extra layer. We like this look with a bomber jacket on top.
Shop The Look: Ahhhmazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt | Easy Graphic Fleece Sweatshirt | Classic Bomber
AEO Denim X Jegging Ankle
Bundled Up: If you’re going for an easy way to wear flannel, just button it up! This tried-and-true option doesn’t have to be complicated. Finish off the look with a cozy beanie.
Shop The Look: Ahhhmazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt | Beanie
Layer It: Layers are flannel’s best friend. Instead of pulling on a jacket, layer your flannel with a cardigan or sweater. This is a great way to add some depth and texture to your look.
Shop The Look: Ahhhmazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt | Pocket Duster Cardigan | Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging
Over a T-Shirt: Go for a classic look by throwing your flannel over a time-tested tee. This season is made for layering – and so are flannels.
Shop The Look: Plaid Shirt Jacket | Longline Graphic T-Shirt | 360 Extreme Flex Slim Chino
Under a Vest: Take your flannel outside by popping on a warm vest – puffer, sherpa, the choice is yours! If the vest is neutral, add some color to the look with a vibrant flannel.
Shop The Look: Rugged Flannel Shirt | Faux Sherpa Vest | 360 Extreme Flex Skinny Jean
Buttoned Up: Go from relaxed to buttoned up… by buttoning it up! This look will take you from hanging with friends to meeting the parents this season.
Shop The Look: Plaid Shirt Jacket | Active Flex Stripe Thermal | Extreme Flex Slim Jean
Mix Prints: Be adventurous with your #AEOSTYLE. Make sure one color threads throughout all of your pieces (hint: it’s easiest to mix patterns when one piece is a neutral. A bold print contrasts best with a busy flannel.
Shop The Look: Heathered Poplin Shirt |Shawl Collar Sweater | Slim Taper Extreme Flex Chino
What’s your favorite way to wear flannel & plaid? Show us using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.