How To Wear Plaid
A Amelia Davis

How To Wear Plaid

Sep 17, 2020

How To Wear Plaid


It’s harvest season, and you know what that means-- Plaid is back!

Everyone has the same question about styling this look for the holiday season. “How do I wear plaid without looking like a lumberjack?” That is what we are covering in today’s blog! Let’s get started.

First, I thought it would be fun to cover some of the histories of plaid flannel in fashion throughout the decades! It’s always helpful to look into the past when it comes to fashion trends.

Checked woven wools worn by the Highland clans of Scotland gained popularity in the 17th century. In the 18th century, the farmers would make plaid shirts out of wool to keep them warm, and that is where the plaid shirt originated. From there, we saw plaid flannel grow in popularity in Europe and was worn by the masses when the industrial revolution spread throughout Europe. In the 19th century, plaid became what we know today as the flannel shirt. Flannel became popular among the grunge scene in America. Since, we have seen flannel on surfers, skateboarders, farmers, lumberjacks, and musicians alike! Who doesn’t love a good flannel?

To wear modern-day plaid there are a few ways to rock this look without looking like an 18th-century lumberjack (unless you want to). 


White Tee Shirt

Wear your favorite plaid shirt open with a simple white tee shirt. This is a classic look, and it works for everyone! This style is very laidback and looks awesome with a pair of skinny jeans and booties or casual tennis shoes. Top this look with one of our beanies, and you are ready for a pumpkin patch!

Tied Around The Waist

This fashion hack is an effortless street style look! This grunge inspired style is perfect for a day spent at the local coffee shop and looks amazing dressed up with some leggings and booties.



A preppy take on the plaid flannel shirt is to wear a vest or cardigan. We recommend our “On My Own Time” vest in bone grey. This is an ideal look for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of time styling their outfit to spend more time buying fall scented candles!


Jean Jacket

We can’t forget the jean jacket over plaid look for fall! A jean jacket over flannel is beyond comfortable and stylish. This look can be dressed up or down and looks fantastic on everyone. We suggest a pair of black pants and a pair of casual dress shoes to complete this fall evening look. Add a wide brim hat, and you are set for tonight’s bonfire!

We hope you enjoyed today’s lesson in plaid fashion! We are excited to see which look you choose. Browse our selection of plaid tops and have fun styling your new fall look! Check our brand new selection of fall must-haves, including cardigans, sweaters, denim and booties.

As always, we look forward to seeing you next blog, and we hope you are subscribed to our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all new releases and exciting discounts!

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