Since the cold days have been dragging on, seeing sweater after sweater can become repetitive and boring. With that being said, look beyond those sweaters in your closet, and pull out that comfy flannel for a change. You can never go wrong with a plaid flannel; they come in so many colors and shapes, so having too many would be impossible.

Starting in the ‘90s and originally associated with grunge style, the flannel shirt has been transformed for all types of styles over the years. The difference between flannel and plaid confuses some people: flannel is a warmer fabric, while plaid is a pattern that is usually found on flannel shirts. Flannels are typically super warm; you might not need to wear a jacket over over one, making them a flawless piece for the winter.

This Fashionista decided to style her grey flannel with a fuzzy, white vest on this snowy day. Her vest is a nice touch because it gives her a little extra warmth and adds a little bit of a preppy vibe. She also added a delicate necklace to her ensemble just to give it some sparkle. To finish off her look, she paired her flannel and vest with plain black leggings and black combat boots. One of the main reasons I love the versatility in this Fashionista’s outfit; she can either keep her vest on or take it off, depending on the occasion that she is attending. Regardless of what she chooses, she will still have all eyes pointed directly at her flannel because she kept the rest of her outfit simple.

Flannels are so versatile, and they can be styled for any season. Whether you wear it with a vest or statement necklace, opened, closed or even around your waist, flannels will always be a popular trend in my opinion. So I definitely recommend adding a flannel shirt into your wardrobe if you don’t already have one because this look can be worn again and again.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “My flannel is one of my favorite pieces in my closet because it can be easily dressed up or dressed down for any occasion.”