You must have noticed that the number of flannel shirts and work boots worn outside of lumber camps has been on a steady rise.
A Minx pops into a cafe. She settles into a cozy corner with her Mocha and unfolds the crossword puzzle that she has been saving. Suddenly she realizes that Paul Bunyan has just walked through the door. But, no! It can’t be the real Paul Bunyan for everything that he is wearing: work boots, work jeans, flannel shirt, suspenders, knitted toboggan – all of it is clean and shiny and she notices that he has the softest of hands.
Then from across the coffee counter another Paul Bunyan look-alike has just come on shift. He puts an apron on over his flannel shirt and waves at a table across the cafe where three people are seated: all wearing flannel shirts and work boots!
This is not bring your Blue Ox Babe to work day. No, what this Minx is experiencing is a fashion trend that has spanned gender, sexual orientation and now several decades. A fashion trend known lovingly as the Lumber Sexual look.
2015 Fashion Trends: Making Them Your Own
Now, how can a Minx make this historical look her own? There are a variety of options whenever one is customizing a look. We recommend having fun!
Here we have incorporated the iconic oversized red and black plaid in the form of this oversized flannel shirt which we have styled as a duster. The shirt is worn open to frame the rest of the look, which is much edgier and darker, in a warm and playful glow.
Adding a Little Rock-n-Roll to Your Spring Outfits
The tight coated level 99 jeans almost look like leather. The coated denim has a really sexy shine to them which is great for nighttime and elevates the plaid to a rocker chic. Imagine Little Red Riding Hood all grown up and out to shoot some pool with the boys before their gig at the new rock venue!
Key Pieces Your Wardrobe Needs for Spring: Sendra Boots
Instead of work boots we chose these amazing booties by Sendra. These boots are incredibly versatile. They can be dressed up for a nice dinner out, just as easily as they can be worn to the office, or to see your favorite band.
Handmade Marsa Boots by Sendra
Sendra is a boot company that has made stunning, handmade boots for over a hundred years. The company began making cowboy and riding boots, and those beautiful lines are present to this day.
Some shoes have an innate vibrancy within them. They seem to be illuminated from within the very grain of the leather: these boots practically hum with that magical glow!
Final Touch for Spring Clothes
To finish off our look we added Verdier Jewelry’s perfectly edgy swarovski crystal skull pendant and paired the jeans with a Final Touch t-shirt. This t-shirt is soft, cut just right, and really is the final touch to any outfit. Available online in four colors, this tee is a crowd favorite! Need more proof? Check out how our friend Emily of Life With Emily is rocking hers!
Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!
Oversized Flannel Button Down, Audrey 3+1 – $62
To a Tee-Shirt, Final Touch (available online in 4 colors!) – $20
Rose gold stacking rings, Gorjana Griffin – $78
Swarovski Rose Gold Crystal Skull, Verdier – $130
Jagged Coated Jeggings, Level 99 – $128
Marsa Handmade Boots, Sendra- $361
Big thanks to Amelia Brommer for the post, Jameykay Huffman of Jameykay and Arlie Photography for the images, Grace for modeling, and The Lazy Diamond for the great location!