Flannel: Embrace your Inner Lumberjack

With winter getting into full swing here in Minnesota that only means one thing, outerwear that actually keeps you warm. Up north here we know how to layer and bundle up for those chilly winter days and one of the easiest ways to do that is with a trusty old flannel.

Flannel has come and gone in style throughout the years, but those of us in colder climates know that it is an essential part of your winter wardrobe. Flannels come in nearly every color under the sun and are a great layering piece for the winter. The best part is that it is so versatile, flannel can go either full lumberjack or 90s grunge, or honestly somewhere in between. Flannel is a foolproof way to help keep yourself warm and cosy while also making people think you spent way longer picking out your outfit than you actually did.

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First, I paired my trusty red thrifted flannel jacket with a green long sleeved scoop neck tee from Urban Outfitters and a pair of light wash Levi’s 541. I finished the outfit off with some classic white and black tube socks and some checkerboard Vans slip-ons. This outfit is so simple because it’s built on basics that everyone has in their closet. You could swap out the green tee with an off white waffle knit henley, a pair of dark wash jeans, some boots and you’d be a regular Paul Bunyan. Flannel is all about approachable style that shouldn’t be too complicated.

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The second flannel look is something that is geared more towards the street and is a great example of dressing up a pair of sweatpants. I wore the flannel over a thrifted motorcycle rally tee along with a pair of adidas joggers.

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This look is great with any sort of vintage graphic tee that you have lying around or if you want to go find one at your local thrift store. These Adidas sweatpants have been everywhere this past year, and while they’re great for lounging around the house, they also look great on the street and help to tie this outfit together. I finished off the look with the same socks and shoes and topped it off with a mustard colored beanie to bring out some of the yellow stripe that is in the flannel.

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Flannel is the perfect way to layer up this winter while still making sure your outfit is on point. Go with an unconventional color or stick with the traditional red to really embrace your inner lumberjack, either way you’re sure to look good.

Show me your best lumberjack flannel on Instagram by using #connexionstyle on your post.


All of the photos were taken by my wonderful friend Jane. Go check out her very own blog janeandlaura.com

Until next time!

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