Target Plaid Flannel Dress with Combat Boots - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Target Plaid Flannel Dress with Combat Boots

Morning friends!

I hope you enjoyed a great weekend. Ours was low key, and we enjoyed the Harvest Festival in our town. Today I am bringing you another look from Target’s Universal Threads line.

Target Plaid and The Grunge Era

There is a fair amount going on in October, and if you missed my Friday’s post, read about October Favorites Here. I was browsing the Target website, looking for seasonal candles, when I came across this olive/black flannel dress. I love the colors and the style of this cozy dress. The dress is a wrap style and is longer in the back that front, but still a nice length. The flannel is soft, and my husband made it known how much he liked this dress on me. He was excited, as we could both wear flannels and I wouldn’t have to steal any of these flannel shirts to get cozy. Plus, this is more my style.

Combat boots are showing this season, and I have had these Sofft boots for many years. They are one of my favorite pairs! The brand is known for its comfort. I just saw plaid and thought combat boots!

If it were colder out, I might pair this with a moto jacket. I have a collection in other colors besides black. In addition, I would have added some fun fishnet stockings to complete the look. Fashion should always be a fun expression of one’s self and show the mood you might be experiencing that day. I am a firm believer that you should wear what you want!

This outfit has a “Grunge-vibe” to it, which got me thinking about all of the 90’s Grunge music I used to teach on guitar when I worked at a studio in Pittsburgh. It was the era of Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, and Nirvana. How many times did I teach, “Smells Like Teen Spirit?”

“Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a rock music genre and subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s in the U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns. The early grunge movement revolved around Seattle’s independent record label Sub Pop and the region’s underground music scene”. ** wikipedia.

Grunge melded together punk and metal with electric guitar distortion and dark themes.

One of my favorite tunes, written by David Bowie, “The Man Who Saved the World” was also made popular by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. I’ll share it on Youtube at the end of this post.

Dark plaids just remind me of a time where waffle knit tops were layered under open flannels and worn by girls and guys.

I even went with another dark shade on my nails, with Opi’s Black Onyx. I love dark greens, blacks, greys and dark reds for Fall.

I have had these  black fillagree earrings for years. Vintage from Etsy.

Black Onyx nail polish by OPI!

Do you love plaid or flannel?  Did you listen to any grunge music in the 90s?


Plaid dress– Target ( Only $28!)

Combat boots ( old- Sofft brand) love this pair

Handbag– Vanity bag by Rebecca Minkoff

Fillagree vintage earrings Etsy

Have a wonderful day!

Jess xx


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  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 15:27h, 15 October Reply

    I saw that darling dress at Target! It looks amazing on you, Jess. Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins!! Love it!

    xx Darlene

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:00h, 16 October Reply

      Yes! I do like some of those bands! Thank you Darlene!

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 09:57h, 15 October Reply

    Love the earrings! I have been thinking of cutting out some lace and starching it to make some earrings like this. Now I must!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:59h, 16 October Reply

      Thank yoU! I got these from Etsy and loved the style. I could see these in lace!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 08:32h, 15 October Reply

    Jess, you know I would wear this entire outfit in a heartbeat! Now I need to find what plaid dresses are in my closet to pair with my combat boots! I remember in high school, I had this black-watch plaid shirt dress. It was flannel and the short baby doll style. I always wore it with ripped tights and my Doc Martens. It was one of my favorite outfits! I kind if wish I still had the boots and the dress (although I doubt the dress would fit me these days, but the boots would!) I think I loaned the boots to a friend and never got them back. Oh well. I have enough shoes to sustain me for life.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:46h, 15 October Reply

      Hi Shelbee
      I could see you wearing this for sure! The outfit you mentioned sounds right up your alley. I have never had Doc Martins but know ladies who have and how comfy they are, not to mention edgy and cool! Glad you like it! Ill be styling it again as it gets colder.

  • Happy Great Day
    Posted at 22:04h, 14 October Reply

    That soft fabric and the combat boots are a perfect comfy combo. I wear a pair of Doc Martens all the time and don’t think I ever realized how grunge music might have influenced me to make this footwear choice. Jess, your article really took me back in time. Smells Like Teen Spirit used to be my sound track! ✨✨✨💖

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:50h, 15 October Reply

      Hi Suzana
      That was/is a good song huh? I loved some of the music during that era and Nirvana grew on me as I had so many students who wanted to learn them on guitar. Yes, with the Docs!

  • Ruth
    Posted at 17:29h, 14 October Reply

    Your combat boots are definitely perfect for fall weather. I have a pair that I wear all the time and love! They go with everything!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:49h, 15 October Reply

      Hi Ruth! Thank you. I do wear them often and love them with long dresses too. I need some thick comfy socks to wear with them.

  • Nancy Weiss
    Posted at 16:34h, 14 October Reply

    Hello Jess,

    What a perfect look; flannel dress and combat boots! I may have to borrow the look as it’s just perfect for fall.

    Enjoy your week!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:48h, 15 October Reply

      HI Nancy! Thank you! Target has had some great pieces lately and I couldnt resist. The combat boots are some of my favs. Sure borrow away! 🙂

  • Tina Tuszynski
    Posted at 13:43h, 14 October Reply

    Absolutely love this dress and it looks spectacular with your red hair! And I also loved grunge – Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins – some of my fave music! And I was totally in love with Kurt Cobain.

  • Phyllis Lerner
    Posted at 13:33h, 14 October Reply

    Another winner Jess! I love plaid and I adore the way you styled it with the boots. Even though I’m 68 I love grunge music and listen to a ton of it! And I love flannel too!

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 12:30h, 14 October Reply

    Just love all the neat things we can find at Target! And this plaid dress is gorgeous. It looks as if it was made for you.
    I would never of thought of adding combat boots, but they are perfect!


  • Maureen
    Posted at 06:16h, 14 October Reply

    You had me at plaid! I love how soft it looks and the high-lo hem is a nice touch. Love the black accessories especially the combat boots. I hope you had a beautiful weekend and happy Monday!

    Maureen |

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:01h, 14 October Reply

      Hi Maureen, thank you! It is soft! I remember kids wearing plaid flannel shirts over tees in school, my boyfriend used to love to wear them in music school. The boots are my favorites. Enjoy your week!

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 05:16h, 14 October Reply

    I’ve never bought plaid/tartan, but this dress I could go for – it’s fabulous and looks good with your combat boots. Jacqui x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:00h, 14 October Reply

      I could see you wearing this Jacqui! The color struck me and I love the softness of the flannel. Glad you like it! Have a great Monday!

  • Aditi
    Posted at 05:02h, 14 October Reply

    This dress is so beautiful hon! I love the way you’ve styled it. Great shots!
    Adi xx |

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:56h, 14 October Reply

      Thank you! I loved the colors in this plaid dress. Thanks for stopping by Adi!

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 04:40h, 14 October Reply

    Jess, I love this dress! It looks great on you and the flannel looks so soft. Also loving the combat boots – I saw so many women wearing them on our trip. I’ve never owned a pair but they have caught my eye for sure!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:59h, 14 October Reply

      Hi Kellyann, these were one of my first pairs of boots from my boot collection. I love the Swedish brand Sofft as they are! Oh, I can see them being popular in the Uk 🙂 The flanel is soft! Happy Monday!

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