About twice a year, I venture into Target to check out the clearance section. Last year, I stumbled upon a super cute, super cheap purple plaid flannel top. Recalling my years of wearing almost nothing but flannel, I had to get it. Strangely enough, this $5 shirt has garnered more compliments than any other shirt in my wardrobe! I believe that merits a review, so here goes…
While they aren’t currently listed at $5 like my clearance steal, this year’s version of the Mossimo plaid flannel top is still affordable at $17.99 (online price – I believe in stores the price is $22.99). The available sizes are XS to XXL, and they do run SMALL. I bought a medium because I wanted it to be a little roomy, but I think a small would have fit if it had been available. I’m usually a small in junior sizes, so I think that one size up would be a good bet if you’re looking for a comfortable fit.
The fabric has held up well to several washings/dryings. I always wash everything in cold water and dry on low heat, so I’d recommend that just in general, but especially with this shirt because I didn’t want it to shrink up. It’s super soft and comfortable while still providing the sturdiness and warmth of a medium/thick flannel, and the buttons are sewn on well. The sleeves look good both rolled up and full length.
I really have no complaints about the Target plaid shirt and would recommend it without reservation. I might even pick up a new color for myself this year 🙂 Which is your favorite? What would you pair this shirt with?