Time for the Season of Plaid
By Jessica Lipman
Since fall has officially arrived, that means no more tank tops, shorts, or summer dresses. It is time to get cozy and warm to survive this cold weather with the flannel. Being popular with lumberjacks, plaid and flannels are also stylish. Flannels are a perfect outfit for school or if you just plan on going out.
First making its peak in the 1990s, inspired by popular grunge bands Nirvana and Pearl Jam, flannels were mainly used for the use of producing a rugged and rough look. The trend also appeared in certain film’s fashion, like Clueless (1995), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), American Pie (1999), and Empire Records (1995).
Not only coming in scarlet, burgundy, cardinal, fuchsia...or just plain old red and black, they also can be blue, green, pink, and any other color. Flannels are also easy to find in any store, like American Eagle or Urban Outfitters. At pricey cost around $45, it is definitely worth it.
Why are they so popular? These shirts are easy to style with anything. With leggings or jeans, a puffy vest or coat, UGG or knee high boots and converse, under a cardigan sweater or blazer, or even just with a plain t shirt or dress, you will have the perfect seasonal look.
Not only is this trend for women and young girls, but it also is a go to for boys. Guys can pair their flannel with jeans or sweats and their Timberland boots for a comfortable outfit of the day. Flannels are also a perfect pair with a denim jacket, wool coat, or over a light sweater. And remember to stay away from a flannel that will be too small and uncomfortable or matching plaid with even more plaid or other busy patterns, like stripes.
As this versatile trend is back and better this season, it is time for you to go grab your own. Not only does it add a little “pop” to your outfit, but it also will keep you comfy with its light fabric. And not only are they good for fall and winter, but they are a key item to add to your outfit any season!
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