There is something sexy about a woman in a flannel shirt. It’s hard to put my finger on exactly what it is. Maybe it conjures up fond memories of lounging around in our partner’s well-worn, plaid flannel when we were… a bit younger.
Lucky for us BA50’s, flannels are ageless and look great on everyone. They are the quintessential fall layering piece, and are comforting to be wrapped in. Add a flannel over a plain tee and a pair of jeans and you are ready for hanging out at home, taking a casual hike, or going to a farmer’s market. Tie one around your waist over a casual dress or joggers to add a jolt of color to your outfit while also giving your figure some shape.
Shackets, or shirt jackets, are a fall trend that has caught on in a big way. Oversized with a relaxed vibe, often with large chest pockets, they are an easy way to elevate a basic outfit without much effort. Shackets are also a great choice if you want to wear a pulled together look while socializing outdoors. Read on for my selection of flannels and shackets guaranteed to put you in the mood for fall.
I bought one of these vintage washed flannels at a specialty shop in Carmel a few years ago and it remains my favorite. EVERY time I wear it my husband compliments me! That’s reason enough to give one a try. This apparel manufacturer is located in northern California and specializes in flannels with a lived-in look.
From H&M, this wide-cut blouse in soft cotton flannel has drop shoulders and pleats at front and back. The rounded hem and slightly longer back is figure flattering.
Beachlunchlounge makes lightweight plaid shirts in sophisticated, wearable prints. I own a couple from last year and they wash and wear well. Available in 8 colors and over half off at Nordstrom Rack right now.
This flannel from Faherty is certain to become your new favorite fall essential — wear it with the sleeves casually rolled for ultimate laidback appeal. Their buttery fabrics are extremely soft and I am a big fan of this northern California small company. Worth the price tag.
Pop on this over-the-head flannel shirt in a pretty pink and navy plaid. With classic details like a shirttail hem, chest pocket and fabric loop on the button placket, it’s a cozy new BFF for your fave jeans.
From Universal Thread by Target, this long-sleeve flannel shirt is both warm and comfortable. Available in several plaid patterns, this has been an influencer favorite this fall. Very budget friendly.
This oversized soft-brushed plaid shacket from H&M is in a woven fabric with soft, brushed inside. Would look great with faded denim.
This long, straight-cut shirt jacket from H&M is lined and would look fabulous over an all-black look. Great for taller BA50’s. Over 100 positive reviews.
A major must-have, this effortless shirt jacket from H&M in cotton twill has an oversized, slouchy silhouette.
This unlined shirt jacket from H&M is in soft faux shearling. In light taupe, with dropped shoulders and a rounded, slightly longer in back hem, it will match everything.
From Madewell, this perfectly oversized shirt jacket was inspired by a classic army-navy surplus jacket. Made of textural fabric with a broken-in feel, it’s lightweight enough to wear as a shirt. Will match nearly every outfit in your closet.