11 Cool Flannel Outfits That Look Nothing Like the Ones You Wore in High School

Yusra Siddiqui
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I have to admit, when I think of flannels, I immediately think of the ones I wore over a pair of skinny jeans and combat boots in the 10th grade or the ones I wore hiking a few times because I wanted to look "outdoorsy". However, when October rolls around, it’s almost hard not to fall for the quintessential cold-weather fabric all over again, just as if nothing has changed since the 10th grade. While flannels have sort of always maintained a spot in the rotation of fall wardrobes everywhere, they haven't always felt the freshest, but today, we're here to tell you that they are back for fall 2020 and they've never looked better. This cozy plaid can actually be quite the fashionable staple so long as you style it correctly. Don’t worry, we come bearing proof and guidance by rounding up some of the coolest ways to wear flannel from our favorite fashion girls on Instagram.

To further convince you of just how cool flannel has become since the last time you thought about it, we included a plethora of flannel items beyond the button-downs you are likely most familiar with. Including plaid prints on collared tops, flowy dresses, and comfortable pants, the flannel outfit ideas and shopping selection ahead will leave you with no excuse to not work the print into your wardrobe this season.

Read on to see all the looks, and shop the flannel pieces you can add to your carts now.

Style a pastel hued flannel with white boots this winter.

Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal Recycled Overdyed Boyfriend Flannel Shirt ($49)

Miista Carlota Buttermilk Patent Leather Boots ($435)

Sweater vests are trending at an all-time high right now, and I think it’s an easy yet cool way to liven up your favorite flannel.

Nicholas K Long Sleeve Wrap Dress ($445)

Mango Knitted Braided Gilet ($60)

The Great The Western Shirt Midi Dress ($308)

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Keep it simple by pairing your flannel with minimal gold accessories.

ASOS Design Button Through Mini Shirt Dress ($72)

Baublebar Twist Choker Necklace ($44)

Didn’t we say we found the print on dresses for you? Throw a cropped cardigan on top and you’ve got yourself a stylish yet cozy look.

Isabel Marant Étoile Faber Gathered Checked Flannel Mini Dress ($560)

Urban Outfitters Cindy Cropped Cardigan ($54)

Throw an oversized coat on for a laid-back yet luxe vibe.

Reformation Autumn Top ($88)

Eloquii Puff Sleeve Robe Coat ($170)

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You can never go wrong with a flannel and an all-black ensemble.

We the Free Sun City Plaid Top ($108)

Everlane The Lightweight French Terry Crew ($38)

This is the jeans-and-flannel outfit you wore in highschool, but cooler.

& Other Stories Oversized Belted Shirt Jacket ($179)

Mother The Doozy Jeans ($248)

This outfit is minimal yet classic. Pair a thick shacket with a white top to keep comfortable yet put together.

We11done Oversized Appliquéd Checked Wool Jacket ($975)

H&M Long-Sleeved Top ($13)

Play with proportions by pairing your oversized coat with a simple pair of white sneakers and wide-leg trousers.

Reformation Ainslie Jacket ($268)

Greats Royale Eco Canvas Women's Sneaker ($99)

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A shacket with chunky loafers makes an edgy yet trendy ensemble.

H&M Oversized Shacket ($50)

Marni 50MM Millerighe Leather Loafers ($890)

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Suede and plaid, how much of a more cozy combo could you possibly need?

Tibi Chester Oversized Convertible Checked Wool-Blend Coat ($895)

Sam Edelman Clarem Boot ($200)

Shop more cool flannel:

H&M Tie-Belt Wrapover Skirt ($35)

Adam Lippes Double Face Wool Bell Crop Pant ($890)

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Michael Kors Collection Windowpane Flannel Blazer ($1790)

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Closed Flannel Stand-Up Collar Shirt ($240)

Rails Kellen Checked Flannel Pajama Set ($158)

Madewell Walton Shirt Jacket ($228)

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