Hello again fashion-forward friends! I hope the winter blues haven’t been getting you down. To cheer you up here is one of my favorite casual pairings: blue jeans, flannel, ankle boots, dark lip, and a top-knot bun. I would call this a country-hipster look, because you could either find this on a coffee shop worker or someone going to an Avett Brothers concert. Personally, you’re likely to find me at either.
I have discovered the older I get the more I love flannels. It’s definitely because they’re cute and cozy. But they can also be used so many ways. You can wear flannel to work, layer it under a sweater, over your workout attire, or tie it around a dress to make it more edgy. Flannels are actually the most versatile staple you can own. They’re also easily accessible. My personal favorites are J.Crew Factory with Urban Outfitters in a close second. Both are soft, great quality, and affordable.
This flannel in particular is from Target; they have a large assortment at decent prices. These high-waisted jeans are from Gap. High-waisted makes me feel confident about my body, plus I feel like my body looks longer when I wear high-waisted anything. I mentioned it in my bio, but I just wanted to reiterate cuffing of the jeans. If you’re shorter, like myself, cuffing the jeans ensures that jeans do not bunch up at the bottom making you look shorter. Plus, cuffing with ankle boots has been a huge trend lately.
Every time I’ve worn this outfit, I have paired it with a top-knot and a dark lip. I’m definitely the person who has a matching lipstick for almost every color in my wardrobe. Unicorn Blood by Jeffree Star has become my favorite lipstick of all time. Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lip in Heathers is a great dupe for this shade if Unicorn Blood isn’t available. The top-knot is perfect because it’s easy and great when you’re feeling lazy but also want to look put together.
Go enjoy your flannel my fashion-forward friends!