STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Going For the Grunge

Last fall, the ’90s grunge trend was brought back to life. Plaid flannels were a staple in the trend and were being worn many different ways. Whether it was wearing an oversized flannel as a jacket with acid wash jeans or slouchy plaid patterned pants, one of the most common styles that was seen was wearing a flannel around the waist. This look was later incorporated into many other style types. From pairing a flannel with a feminine dress or throwing one around your waist over a simple white T-shirt and jean ensemble, flannels and the plaid pattern in general has become a staple in many Fashionistas/os’ day-to-day style. Now that we are getting towards the end of summer and the beginning of the next fall season, flannels are going to be seen more often. But why not break them out a little early?

This Fashionista was seen rocking her flannel in the middle of summer. You may be thinking, “Isn’t it too hot for flannels in the summer?” But it is possible! She paired her simple black trapeze dress with a red and blue flannel she wore around her waist. Wearing the flannel around her waist still makes the look trendy, however, as it functions as a jacket when it gets chilly later on in the evening. She tied the outfit together with a pair of white Converse sneakers, a kate spade cross-body bag, and a pair of mirrored aviator sunglasses. Keeping accessories simple and classic allows the focus to be on the flannel.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Always have a cozy flannel in your closet. You can take it through each season and play it up so many different ways!”