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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.

Farmstead Home Vintage Washed Flannel $49

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.

Cotton Flannel Blouse $29.99

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.

Charley Plaid Button Down $29.97

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.

Faherty Malibu Shirt $128

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.  

Madewell Flannel Popover Shirt $88

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.

Long Sleeve Button Down Flannel $20

This oversized soft-brushed plaid shacket from H&M is in a woven fabric with soft, brushed inside. Would look great with faded denim.

Oversized Shacket $49.99

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.

Long Shacket $59.99

A major must-have, this effortless shirt jacket from H&M in cotton twill has an oversized, slouchy silhouette.

Twill Shacket $29.99

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.

H&M Faux Shearling Shacket $29.99

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.

Madewell Military Shirt Jacket $138

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