Put away the cowgirl hats and boots Fashionistas! It’s time to break out the skirts, dresses, sweaters and graphic T-shirts! What once was solely an aesthetic acceptable for country concerts has made its way to the high fashion spectrum. Flannels are definitely a new chic style. With their versatility and comfort, they’re without a doubt an article of clothing you’ll be sure to want this year.

I spotted this Fashionista rocking this newly prevalent trend on campus. Her high-waisted black jeans and crop top made a cute outfit, but the flannel really put the final edge on her ensemble. Flannels are one of the most flexible articles of clothing that can be dressed up or down. This Fashionista used her plaid button-up to help downplay her outfit. What could potentially be a going out outfit, with a bold statement necklace, was easily transformed into a daytime look with a flannel and pair of boots.

There’s so many ways to complement your outfit with a flannel. Get inspiration from this Fashionista and wear your favorite flannel open over a crop top, graphic T-shirt or even a dress. When unbuttoned, you’ll achieve a fun and effortless daytime look. If you’re looking for a more dressed up look you can wear a plaid button-up under a sweater, a vest or even a blazer. Flannels are easily adaptable to almost every situation and outfit. Take a step out of your comfort zone and don’t be afraid to experiment with this unique rising trend this semester!

What is YOUR STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Flannels are great to have in your closet. They go well with almost any outfit.”