How to Wear Flannel without Looking like a Lumberjack

A couple of years ago I was in the Bay and found a little boy’s flannel shirt on sale that fit me perfectly, Naturally, I bought it and to this day it is one of my favourite tops. Luckily the lumberjack chic trend stuck around for a bit longer than I thought it would, but not everyone can pull it off (me being in that group) so I’ve compiled a list of ways to wear flannel in a trendy, stylish way without looking like you’re off to chop a tree down.

  1. f01d96a0affc5bd92ed0af3e4af833e7First and foremost we have the obvious slouchy or grungy look. This one may look easy to pull off but takes a little bit of work. I have this theory that tall girls can pull off any slouchy look without a hitch, but for those of us who are vertically challenged, it may require a bit more effort to not look like a complete slob. I used to opt for shirts that were double my size or more in order to achieve a laid back look, but now that the trend is to look worn in, most shirts come a little looser. Pair a loose top with skinny jeans or leggings to give it a more feminine look. Baggier pants or boyfriend jeans will just make you look like you’re drowning in materialf865012462f1756ea84b9c4ff4b088dc
  2. Not 100% convinced that flannel is the right pattern for you but still want to indulge in the trend? no
    problem. Start off simple, wear a flannel top under a cardigan or  sweater on a chilly day, let the material peak out a bit to give your outfit that extra pop of colour. Still not convinced? I get it, commitment is scary add a flannel scarf to an outfit with a neutral or monochromatic palate. This will ease you into the look and add some texture to your outfit. 4cae035110172f1675fa909cb45899cb
  3. Lets face it, basic flannel can make you look like a lumberjack, there is absolutely no way around it. No matter how feminine or stylish you are, basic flannel will look masculine, thats why you should always accessorize. Chunky scarves, knitted hats and gold jewellery will add that feminine touch you need.
  4. Looking for even more feminine glamor? ditch the jeans! A flannel top tucked into a skirt gives another meaning to shabby chic. We all have that skater skirt in the back of our closet, instead of retiring it for the rest of the season, match it with your flannel and opaque leggings for a cozy, yet stylish look (extra points for cute boots)flannelandskirt
  5. Lastly, don’t be afraid to mix patterns. Have fun with it, mix and match different looks until you find one that works best for you!


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