A flannel shirt is a winter layering must-have. So I always look forward to pulling out my trusty black and white plaid button-down when the temps start to dip a bit. I can easily toss it over a T-shirt — as I did in the look above — or even a long-sleeved button-down or denim jacket in the fall.
And even when we get a winter blast — such as with our new friend Winter Storm Jonas last weekend — my flannel serves as a warm layer when I wear it under my parka or sherpa-lined trucker jacket.
I typically like to let the shirt be the focus of a look, though, just like I did above. I stuck with mostly black elements to pull everything together and added a little texture with a black leather jacket and worn-in khaki chinos. Topped off with a beanie, I was ready to take on a slightly chilly night in the City.