I don’t mean to alarm you, but we are now…in August. Someone is already slowing down time! Whether you’re like me and sad that the end of summer is imminent, or you’re counting down the days until that first cool autumn morning, we can all agree that flannels are a must-have for cooler temperatures. It’s the perfect layering piece for transition times and it’s so comfortable to wear. The style options are endless, too: flannel shirts look great fully buttoned up or unbuttoned and layered over a tank top, paired with denim shorts (a sensible solution for chilly summer nights, FYI). You can even wear a cozy flannel as a dress, if it’s oversized enough! You get the gist: they’re *very* versatile.
Here we’ve rounded up 20 of the best flannel shirts to add to your cart now if you’re trying to get ahead with your seasonal shopping, though there will be plenty more new styles as we get closer to September 22nd. (It’s the official start of fall, JSYK.) And if you want even more fashion inspiration when the leaves change, click the links for the best fall boots, cute work outfits, and more. autumn and the best fall jackets. Sorry to see you gone so early, summer!
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Uniqlo Plaid Flannel Long Sleeve Shirt
The price of this Uniqlo style is unbeatable! It also comes in three other colors, if you like the options. (Or if you are everything on buy multiples of pieces you like and find yourself constantly searching.)
this navy cutie
Anine Bing Sam shirt
Anine Bing has quickly become a favorite brand among fashion, and this flannel has the perfect fit. Did I mention it’s also on sale?
glowing review: “Nice shirt, very good quality. It fits a little bigger. Normally I wear an S but I took an XS and it’s still loose, just perfect!”
this neutral jacket
Good American Plaid Shirt
Fancy an extra cozy flannel? The lovely shades of tan and brown in this shirt will go well with so many hues, and the thicker material makes it a perfect transitional piece. Wear it open over a tank top like a jacket, or closed like a shirt; either way, it will look amazing.
this best seller
Outerknown Women’s Blanket Shirt
It’s called a “blanket shirt” for a reason, folks! Outerknown’s flannels are some of the softest on the market, and once you’ve tried one, trust me: you’ll want to buy plenty more.
Rave review: “If you want a shirt that looks like heaven, you get compliments and you feel it’s both stylish and comfortable, this is your new go-to! Welcome! You won’t regret it.”
this very contrasting plaid
Brixton Bowery Standard Long Sleeve Flannel
Opt for this style on sale from Brixton with its dark and light pattern that will match all your outfits.
this fan fave
Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt
Faherty is another must-have brand that should be on your radar if you’re looking for high-quality flannel. This particular style is a bestseller with over a thousand reviews; In addition, it exists in more than 10 colors.
glowing review: “Average weight. Excellent quality. I keep getting compliments on the softness. This flannel is a wardrobe staple!”
this outdoor option
Patagonia Fjord Mid-Weight Organic Cotton Flannel Long Sleeve Shirt
You can’t really talk about flannels without including Patagonia in the mix, can you. This mid-weight option is the perfect layering piece, and its sturdy construction will withstand the elements for years to come.
Rave review: “I have several of these shirts now and they are a regular part of my wardrobe. Comfortable to wear everyday or when hiking or camping. I’ve had a few for years and the durability is excellent.”
this one in wool
Madewell Boiled Wool Bridgman Sweater Jacket
Traditionally, flannels are made of wool, like this extra-thick style, which is sure to keep you warm in colder-than-usual fall temperatures. Plus, its latte-like hue looks so cozy.
Rave review: “A sturdy yet soft jacket that I think is perfect through early spring. The real color is more sand than it appears in the picture. It’s also very flattering. I love it!”
this oversized flannel
Gela Lovers and Friends oversized top
Looking for the perfect roomy flannel? Reflect on your search with this popular style from Lovers and Friends. You can always size down if you prefer a slightly more fitted look, without all that extra fabric.
Rave review: “I ordered my usual size and it’s perfectly oversized. Perfect. I’m literally obsessed with it and haven’t taken it off since trying it on. It’s a soft flannel. I’m considering buying some one in another color.”
this patchwork style
Rails Brando Chelsea Throw Blanket
A round of applause for the plethora of throws on this eye-catching flannel.
this light choice
Missguided Flannel Shirt
Reviews on this style are a bit mixed, but if you’re looking for a thinner, airier flannel, this Missguided option is worth checking out.
glowing review: “Such a nice loose shirt to throw over anything. Sized on purpose to be nice and loose.”
this classic cutie
Pendleton Meredith wool shirt
Pendleton is known for its woolen textiles, and the brand has some great staple flannels like this one. It may look gray from afar, but look up close and it features navy blue stitching. It is also machine washable and wrinkle resistant!
glowing review“I mostly ordered this because I wondered what the special mid-weight twill weave looked like, but then I kept it because it fit me in unexpected ways, in a subtle way that says “quality”, but does not otherwise call attention to itself.”
this option equipped
APC Chloe Overshirt
If you’re not into a super oversized cut, this APC one hits the right length.
This striking style
Woolrich Pemberton shirt
A tried and true Buffalo throw makes a standout flannel, thanks to the bold red and black combo.
Checked shirt jacket OFF-WHITE
The yellow hue and “FLANELLE” text on this designer pick make it a definite knockout. Obsessed? Same. But you’ll have to hurry, because it’s almost sold out.
this super soft shirt
Levi’s Kenna Men’s Shirt
Levi’s doesn’t just have great denim pieces, you know. There also happen to be some great flannels, like this menswear-inspired longer length style that you can wear open with cut-off shorts or buttoned up with a pair of bootcut jeans.
glowing review: “I love the softness of the cotton and the variety of color options. The weight of the shirt is not too heavy. It is perfect for layering in fall, winter or spring.”
this flannel dress
Superdown Jennie Flannel Dress
You can wear this style as a dress or a long jacket, it’s up to you! Either way, he looks pretty amazing with knee-high boots.
Rave review: “Been waiting for this to restock! BEST flannel dress fit ever! I’m an XS usually but I have a little in it and it goes perfect with the right mini length.”
this vintage gem
70s Montgomery Ward Plaid Flannel Button Down Shirt
For vintage shopaholics, Thrilling has tons of flannel options, like this 70s green one with a smaller-scale plaid pattern.
this sustainable option
Nudie Jeans Casual Flannel Shirt Rebirth Multi
Made from recycled fibers, cotton and polyester, this Nudie Jeans style not only looks good on you, it’s also good for the environment. A win-win.
this organic selection
The North Face Valley Twill Flannel Shirt
Organic cotton has never looked so good! The North Face specializes in clothing designed for the outdoors, so if you want something extra-durable yet comfortable, pick up this twill flannel under $100, stat.
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