Flannel and plaid shirts have origins in early American history for being a workman’s shirt – clothing everyone from Civil War soldiers to railroad workers. They were often associated with frontiersmen, which gave the shirts the reputation that rugged men wear them. In today’s society, the shirts are still often considered “rugged”, but are widely popular with women too. Because of its masculine background, I find it fun to work the style into a feminine look that comes off fresh and unexpected.
Late in the season, it’s harder to find new ways to wear your winter clothes before spring hits, so I suggest grabbing your favorite plaid/flannel/check shirt and wearing it in a new way. I recently took a buffalo check shirt and wore it with a skirt and gold jewelry for my take on the “logger” look. I love how it turned out!
Here are a few more ways to wear the shirt – I love layering it underneath a dress for a totally new look that’s quite professional.