Flannel shirts are versatile enough to transition from cabin life to cocktail hour, especially as many brands incorporate modern, slim fits to the classic plaid patterns. "These shirts are an autumn wardrobe essential," says Alexis Frey, president and creative director of life/after/denim. "Even on the West Coast. Wear them with chinos or your favorite jeans for weekend brunch, or tucked in and buttoned all the way up for a casual but stylish work day."
But the fabric's utility goes beyond the button-downs. Jackets, scarves, accessories, and sleepwear help you stay covered and stylish as the season cools. "Flannel is brushed, creating air pockets that provide and trap warmth," says Coyuchi CEO Eileen Mockus. "Organic cotton flannel is ideal for cold weather sleepwear because it insulates while the cotton breathes, so it's more comfortable than a synthetic brushed fabric, which can feel clammy. It's especially great for men who sweat."
Here, our top flannel picks for fall:
Coyuchi Flannel Pajama Set
These heathered six ounce organic cotton pajamas leave the telltale plaid pattern behind, but keep the classic elements of comfort: a drawstring waist, notched lapel, and mother of pearl buttons. [$198; coyuchi.com]