|Found this shirt for free using a $5-off Plato's Closet Coupon!|
Last Wednesday I had a fun photo shoot with my friend, Julie Pieracci, who also took pictures for Thomas and I for our 2-year-anniversary. (click here for Julie's Facebook photography page) Thank you for the great pictures, Julie!
Today I wanted to discuss plaid flannel. If I'm going out in public I usually don't like to wear flannel shirts; when worn alone I feel they are too casual and not particularly feminine. However, if worn correctly a girl can look cute instead of looking like she rolled out of bed and grabbed her lumberjack husband's shirt because she forgot to do laundry.
First is the shirt itself. The two flannel shirts I own have feminine details and something unusual about them; The one I'm wearing for the photo shoot is shaped more like a tunic, is gathered at the chest, and has a neat pattern underneath that can be seen when I roll up the sleeves. You don't have to find an unusual flannel shirt to wear one successfully, but it's something to consider.
My other two suggestions for wearing flannel:
1. Wear flannel with elegant accessories: I chose to wear my shirt with my favorite feather earrings, a sparkly hair barrette, and a black scarf to highlight them. The accessories turn a flannel outfit from comfy casual to comfy chic.
2. Wear flannel with dressier pants; stay away from worn out looking jeans and cheap leggings, instead look for fitted black pants or dark denim jeans.
Once again, Thank you, Julie!
I hope you all have lots of fun with your flannel shirts this winter,