If there’s one thing I have a hard time doing (well, there are many things, but today we’re only going to focus on one), it’s getting out the door fast. I wake up approximately an hour and 45 minutes before I need to leave for work every day, and still have a hard time getting out of my house on time. So naturally, when it’s the weekend and I need to get moving quickly – whether it be to meet a friend for breakfast at Little Pete’s or get some quick errands out of the way – I always struggle making the “roll out of bed look” look chic. Leggings & a hoodie? Too casual. Cardi & a t-shirt? Too much coordination. I am constantly teetering on the edge of comfort + cuteness, and can’t really ever seem to get it right. What’s a Philly girl to do?
Enter the classic flannel shirt – your new “roll out of bed” chic BFF. Duluth Trading Co. recently contacted me with their clever “Flannelytics” findings (always love a good branded PR campaign) and shared that our own Philadelphia is the sixth “most flannel” city in the US. The whole report was amazingly creative, and I really appreciated how they paid special attention to the things that made each city awesome. I personally enjoyed the fact that Philly fans prefer flannel over chest hair, because, you know, those are our men. And we love them, chest hair and all.
While we can assume most of the existing Philly flannelites are not young women in their 20’s wearing their flannels out to breakfasts and TD Bank runs (to get $20 in quarters for their expensive apartment washer/dryers), I think it’s time we broke the mold & ran with this classic go-to shirt. To help me embrace my inner Philly flannel girl, Duluth Trading Co. sent me one of their Women’s Free Swingin’ Flannel Shirts to try myself, and I’m pretty obsessed.
This shirt, which comes in seven plaids, is comfortable, yet structured & really well made, perfect for putting on with leggings and riding boots and feeling put together. They also have a ton of other women’s button-down shirts, for the times when you can’t deal with layers and just need one simple piece. My favorite way to wear my flannel (they’re warm!) has been under a puffy down vest with dark skinny jeans and boots. Simple, cute and I’m out the door. I’ll see you at the bank 😉
Disclosure: I was not paid for this post. All opinions are my own.