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Plaid Shirts for the Feminine Form

the dude plaid shirt

There is something about the holiday season that makes me want to seek out red plaid prints…and lots of them! I even recently subjected the dude to my red plaid obsession. You can find case in point above. Isn’t he stylin’ in his mam’s Target score?

The second I finish up the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers, I’m ready to dive head first into vats of Christmas colors and plaid is always a front runner in my holiday style. There is something so cozy and inviting about it if you ask me. Plus, it looks smashing with a Starbucks red cup…and we all know how much I love those! Side note…Have you seen the mugs that Starbucks is selling that look just like their paper cups? You can now get your red cup fix at home…and since I plan on using the heck outta the DeLonghi espresso machine that I scored on Black Friday, I think that little mug is gonna have to come home with me very soon!

What about y’all? Can you see past the Paul Bunyan like flannel shirts out there in the shoposphere and see the beauty in a fabulously feminine red plaid top? And you must check out my girl Josie…Doesn’t she look fabulous in her plaid shirt??

red plaid shirts

From left to right: Rails Kendra Red an Navy Plaid Gauze Shirt at Boutique to You, Forever 21 Trad Plaid Shirt {a BonBon Deal of the Day at $17.80}, Forever 21 Trad Plaid Flannel Shirt {a BonBon Deal of the Day at $12.50}, AE Lightweight Plaid Flannel Shirt, Ralph Lauren Joey Plaid Ruffled Shirt, Anthropologie Carefree Shirt

p.s. If you missed it, be sure to check out our first gift guide post from this morning. We’ll be throwin’ lots of holiday gift ideas at ya this week!

  • Claire

    ooo love plaid! i have a plaid shirt which i love, you’ve made me want to dig it out!

    November 29, 2010 at 3:37 pm Reply
  • nicole marie

    i wear flannels so much its kind of ridiculous. but they’re so comfy!

    November 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    Red plaid pj’s are the epitomy of Christmas in my humble opinion and can never fail to get you in the festive mood!

    November 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm Reply
  • Anaiz

    Oooh I was on the lookout for some plaid shirts ๐Ÿ™‚ Woo hoo awesome picks! He looks cute as a button!

    November 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Fabulous

    Awwww your son is so adorable. And so stylish. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love red plaid!!

    November 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm Reply
  • Gabrielle

    I love plaid shirts! I’m always on the look out for ones that are more feminine.

    November 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm Reply
  • Lucky Dame

    Plaid is my go-to all year round!!!

    I’m rocking my red tartan headband today.

    November 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm Reply
  • closet fashionista

    I love plaid!! It always looks stupid on me though ๐Ÿ™
    and awww, he is soooo cute ๐Ÿ˜€

    November 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm Reply
  • Staley Mc

    I have really been loving plaid lately! And I am loving how cute the Dude looks in his plaid!

    November 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    The dude is ADORABLE! I’m warming up to the plaid thang – adore the shirt from AE!!!

    November 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm Reply
  • blueviolet

    Every time these come out, I buy one and then the trend passes and I get rid of it. Then it comes back and I am mad that I got rid of it. I need to hang on to my next one!

    November 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm Reply
  • Katie

    Such a cute picture ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • Tanvi

    Loving these plaid picks you have got there. Need on now! ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm Reply
  • drollgirl

    um, YOUR SON IS SO CUTE! and he is rockin’ the plaid like nobody’s business!

    i can do a little plaid. just a little. ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Rachel

    I am severely addicted to flannel! I think I’m trying to collect the rainbow HA!

    November 29, 2010 at 5:09 pm Reply
  • Jules

    The dude looks so cute in his plaid shirt! I didnโ€™t know Starbs had mugs that look like the red cupsโ€ฆI need to get one of those stat.

    I really like the plaid shirt in the middle of the first row.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:11 pm Reply
  • betsy

    The Dude is too cute in plaid. I adore plaid for the holiday season on big and little kids.:) I think I need that oen from AE.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • everton terrace

    He looks adorable! Now I am so craving some plaid.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    That kid is just too cute for words! Definitely inspiring for a shirt for me! I’m not always a big fan of plaid but these are pretty cute!

    November 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm Reply
  • Allison

    Okay, so first of all, the dude is absolutely precious! Could he BE any cuter?!
    I’m all about plaid – I think the key to not looking like Old MacDonald is to pair a plaid shirt with a pair of jeggings or skinny jeans and some killer boots! Plus, it helps if the shirt is fitted (either bought that way or belted) so that it doesn’t look like I’m wearing a bag!
    These are SO perfect – great picks, Kristin! ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm Reply
  • Sally

    Love all this plaid! And yes, if you pay me! Then I’d gladly come clean/organize for you Kristin!

    November 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    Your son is such a total cutie pie!

    I want one of those flannels NOW!

    November 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm Reply
  • krystal/village

    those are so perfect for the season ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 29, 2010 at 6:34 pm Reply
  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    I want to embrace the plaid…but when I do I feel right back in the early 90s. Grunge. Not that it’s a bad thing…just youthful memories!

    November 29, 2010 at 6:55 pm Reply
  • Carmen

    That is it! I must get a plaid shirt. I have been eying them recently and wasn’t sure how to wear them.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:55 pm Reply
  • J

    OMG your kid is just delish.

    Those shirts aren’t half bad either,,,

    November 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm Reply
  • Carrie

    I’m right there with ya girlfriend. I think it’s the warmth of flannel and the Santa Claus factor that gets me every.time.

    Just got the niece a red/black plaid bubble from J.Crew on that 25% off over the weekend…think she can rock it with footless black tights splayed with yellow polka dots across? Here’s hoping!!


    November 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm Reply
  • MCW

    I just bought a men’s plaid shirt and I am going to have a tailor take it in!!! So excited…

    November 29, 2010 at 7:52 pm Reply
  • Josie

    The dude is officially going to be my inspiration tomorrow — what a cutie in plaid! I love these gorgeous plaid picks, my dear — so fun and feminine!
    xo Josie

    November 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm Reply
  • sarah

    i know, right? plaid and christmas just mix well. great picks!

    November 29, 2010 at 8:06 pm Reply
  • debbie

    So cute! I bought some plaid shirts today for my sons.

    November 29, 2010 at 8:18 pm Reply
  • Grace

    Aww, such a cute pic. I, too, am a tartan diehard. Love that Anthropologie shirt!

    November 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm Reply
  • Mama K

    I love plaid shirts!! And my son definitely is wearing a lot of them these days! ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 29, 2010 at 8:35 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    He is too cute! I have a similar one for my son – it’s perfect for fall!

    November 29, 2010 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • Traci B

    The Dude is just about the cutest thing ever!!! I do have a red plaid shirt but I’m ashamed to say there’s nothing feminine about it. It’s a man’s red plaid FLANNEL but it’s soooo AWESOME!! Of course I don’t leave the house in it but it’s perfect for lounging around the house in the winter.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm Reply
  • sandy@oohlafroufrou

    Oh my gosh, he is simply adorable! And I’m sure even more so with his red plaid!! Hope your holiday was wonderful!

    November 29, 2010 at 9:37 pm Reply
  • Kristin {ellie-town}

    LOVE the red plaid! It just screams holiday!

    November 29, 2010 at 9:52 pm Reply
  • sara@domesticallychallenged

    I bought 2 plaid shirts this year, and am so glad I did! I am loving them!

    November 29, 2010 at 9:59 pm Reply
  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    I’m all for the red plaid look, as Iong as I layer it under or over something else… just added the F21 flannel to my wish list (doing a little shopping before the night ends!).

    November 29, 2010 at 10:24 pm Reply
  • Allison

    I do a couple of different plaids, but i don’t have a red one yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 29, 2010 at 10:30 pm Reply
  • gigiofca

    I have a F21 plaid top and love it. Good picks!

    November 29, 2010 at 10:35 pm Reply
  • style'n

    Oh too cute! I have been thinking about plaid b/c my brother was wearing a really nice plaid shirt Sunday! I love the AE plaid shirt you featured…and great price!

    November 29, 2010 at 10:39 pm Reply
  • Molly

    Funny that you posted this today… I’ve been on this shopping fast (as part of a 30 for 30 challenge) and today I had to go into WalMart (shudder) for a work errand. I found myself soooooooo shopping deprived that I was drooling over their flannel shirts. Thank you for posting some REALLy drool worthy flannels for me to oogle over.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

    November 29, 2010 at 10:50 pm Reply
  • Shea

    What a cutie! And I’ve been wanting to get another plaid shirt–I wear the one I have WAY too much! I love the ones you chose–especially the Anthro one!

    November 29, 2010 at 10:58 pm Reply
  • lindsay

    I just bought a flannel from target that I am loving ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 30, 2010 at 12:22 am Reply
  • issa

    plaid is DEFINITELY one of my faves when fall/winter approaches.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:42 am Reply
  • Casee Marie

    Firstly, the dude is ADORABLE. Give him a squeeze for me because he’s so gosh-darn huggable right there! Aww.

    I have very limited plaid, but I do love a feminine twist on it. You’ve inspired me to look for a red shirt the next time I’m out shopping. I’ll tell you, though, those indie kids do love their plaid – I was in an independent bookstore this summer and it was like I’d interrupted a lumberjack convention!

    P.S. thanks for the heads-up on the Starbucks red cup mugs. Had no idea!

    November 30, 2010 at 1:17 am Reply
  • Sherin

    Red plaid is definitely perfection this time of the year! I have one red plaid shirt and this post is making me want to wear it all the time now.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:55 am Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    yes yes yes!! i am totally loving plaid these days~!!! soo great for the holidays!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 2:05 am Reply
  • Elizabeth

    The dude is looking adorable and I’m loving all these plaid options.

    Cheers ~ Elizabeth

    November 30, 2010 at 2:26 am Reply
  • Chuck

    What perfect timing!
    I just picked up a cute purple plaid top from Target tonight… only $15!!
    Check the site… if you don’t see anything there check out the steals IN STORE!

    Great, great deals!

    November 30, 2010 at 2:35 am Reply
  • Mara

    I love wearing plaid! It’s funny when Matthew and I both match too haha

    November 30, 2010 at 3:35 am Reply
  • Heavenly Housewife

    This post wants to make me run out and buy something lovely and plaid ๐Ÿ˜€
    Great examples!
    *kisses* HH

    November 30, 2010 at 4:30 am Reply
  • Polly

    i don’t usually do plaid, but you might have convinced me.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:19 am Reply
  • Kelsey

    Hey Kristin! Thank you SO much for your comment it makes my day whenever I see your name pop up!

    I’m loving the plaid but I’d have to use a skinny belt to sinch it otherwise I’d be feeling too lumberjack-like.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:26 am Reply
  • Andi

    For some reason, I just can’t get into the plaid trend…

    November 30, 2010 at 9:36 am Reply
  • Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    I love it!

    November 30, 2010 at 9:44 am Reply
  • Meghan

    I love this plaid stuff. I totally never thought that I would, but the Anthropologie and top right Forever 21 shirt are pretty awesome. I think I might have to try it. Wonder if they’re work appropriate?

    November 30, 2010 at 10:01 am Reply
  • carma

    plaid always makes me think grunge – but I like it – need to get some

    November 30, 2010 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Nikki

    I love the AE one! I was just looking at it the other day. I asked for a very expensive plum one from JCrew for Christmas but I think I should amend….

    November 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm Reply
  • chelsea

    Love anything about these shirts! your little boy looks aaddorablleee ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm Reply
  • Teal @ Expecting Chic

    Mad for plaid – this Seattle girl loves it! I’m especially drawn to any form of red plaid, particularly during this time of year. Thanks for these finds!

    November 30, 2010 at 2:23 pm Reply
  • kristin

    I love putting my boys in plaid shirts so why not me?
    The Forever 21ยดs are great!!! and at such a good price as well

    November 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm Reply
  • HauteWorld

    Awww, the dude is too cute! Flannel is the best… I don’t care if people associate it with 90s grunge or lumberjacks. By the way, I’m a Starbucks red cup addict too – AND my hubby and I have started collecting the red cup mugs. Trust me, it’s the best investment ever ๐Ÿ˜‰

    November 30, 2010 at 4:59 pm Reply
  • Sierra

    I don’t own a plaid shirt but looking at the variety that you can choose from makes me think otherwise! Perhaps I shall get one…

    November 30, 2010 at 11:19 pm Reply
  • Life of a Doctor's Wife

    I’ve never been a flannel/plaid gal, but you make it look so festive! Also, your little dude looks adorable in it.

    December 1, 2010 at 11:57 am Reply
  • estelle

    Wow, your little man has some beautiful eyes.

    December 1, 2010 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    The dude looks super HANDSOME!!!!!!

    December 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm Reply
  • hotpantsโ„ข

    I had a super cute one last year from American Eagle. It shrunk on me so I’ve been trying to find a replacement.

    December 3, 2010 at 10:14 am Reply
  • Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant!

    I’ve been resisting the plaid trend for so long, but I kind of want one or two to pair with uber sexy boots. resisting temptation…for now

    December 6, 2010 at 1:18 pm Reply
  • Oh, My Darling

    Plaid is just the best!

    December 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    The first one is my favorite! I think the last time I wore a plaid shirt was in middle school when, for some reason, we thought they were cool. The only problem was that all of us girls borrowed them from our dads so they were huge and I’m sure very unflattering. Oh, well. We thought we looked hot!

    December 8, 2010 at 10:25 am Reply

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