3 Star-Inspired Ways to Wear Flannel in the Summer

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Traditionally, flannel is a star player during cooler months. In the summer though, not so much. But these stars are saying otherwise. They've taken the outdoorsy plaid textile out of hibernation and re-envisioned it for warmer weather.

For her flight to LAX, seasoned flier Diane Kruger smartly used her flannel shirt as a buffer against chilly airplane cabin temps. And when it wasn't in use? She coolly tied it around her waist, which communicated a look that read more '90s grunge and less lumberjack.

Reese Witherspoon took on a more Western-inspired vibe with a graphic tee, skinnies and cowboy ankle boots. But it was her berry-check that gave her look a girly twist and a refreshing pop of color. Finally, as a supermodel is wont to do, Gisele Bundchen flaunted her enviably long legs by coupling her low-key shirt with an equally low-key pair of denim cut-offs. Effortlessly chic!

Now it's your turn—emulate the stars' style and shop look-alike picks, starting with Kruger's look above:

Rails shirt, $128; rails.com. H&M dress, $13; hm.com. NastyGal Panama hat, $58; nastygal.com. Bonlook sunglasses, $69; bonlook.com. Michael Kors tote, $298; michaelkors.com. Loeffler Randall, $225; loefflerrandall.com.

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Get the look: American Eagle shirt, $30; ae.com. J. Crew tee, $39; jcrew.com. Frame Denim, $200; net-a-porter.com. Warby Parker sunglasses, $95; warbyparker.com. Ash boots, $117; ashfootwear.com.

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Get the look: Topshop shirt, $60; topshop.com. Gap cut-offs, $30; gap.com. Ray-Ban aviators, $150; ray-ban.com. Alexis Bittar necklace, $195; alexisbittar.com. Joie sandals, $145; joie.com.

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