Shackets, also known as shirt jackets, have been one of this year’s most trendy pieces. They’re an effortless combination of a jacket and a shirt. Shackets generally have a bit more movement and an oversized fit compared to your regular jacket, and have found them to be a great layering piece. They come in all different fabrics and patterns to fit your own style, like sherpa, leather and denim. I’ve also noticed lately that many retailers are selling different fits from cropped to long-line. So if you haven’t jumped on the shacket bandwagon, there’s probably one that you’ll enjoy wearing. I’m sharing how to wear a shacket and how you can easily incorporate them into your outfit rotations.
How to Wear a Shacket
Mix Different Fabrics
One of my favorite ways to style a shacket is to pair it with a faux leather mini skirt. Leather combined with a plaid shacket has all the elements for a perfect fall-trend look. When you’re styling a shacket with a skirt, you want to pay attention to the length of the shacket. You want to avoid it being longer than your skirt. I layered a basic tee underneath, but you can also do a long-sleeve shirt for an extra layer of warmth.
To change up the look, you could also do a leather jacket or shacket and style with a plaid mini skirt or suede mini skirt. You just want to pick one element of your look to have the pattern with the rest being a solid color to avoid the look becoming too busy. I finished the outfit with knee-high boots.
Another way to incorporate a fun fabric for fall is to pair a shacket with suede. I love wearing shackets with these suede leggings because shackets are typically legging-friendly – meaning they give you coverage in the back. An oversized shacket balances out this look with the form-fitting suede leggings. I paired my favorite booties with the leggings for a more casual outfit.
Wear a Shacket Casualing
This is a great fall and winter uniform to wear on repeat. To dress down a shacket, I like pairing denim jeans, leggings or shorts in the summer. With this look, I started with raw-hem white jeans and paired them with a comfortable bodysuit. The shacket adds a bit of pattern and a laid-back vibe to complete the look. I’m wearing booties, but you could also wear mules or a neutral slip-on shoe. This look would be great to wear to multiple places like a casual lunch with friends, holiday shopping or running errands on the weekends.
Dress a Shacket Up
Dressing a shacket up is just as easy as dressing it down. Pairing your shacket with a mini leather skirt like I talked about earlier is a great way to dress up your look. You can also pair a shacket with a bodycon-style dress and layer the shacket over the dress. Here I have it style with slip-on shoes, but I think this look would also be cute with booties or mules. You could wear either of these looks out to dinner or brunch or casual Fridays at the office.
Styled with Faux Leather Leggings
Some other shacket outfits could include faux leather leggings, denim skinny jeans, and combat boots. You can even style shackets for work-appropriate outfits. Here are some examples using those pieces.
This casual outfit idea is a great option to wear if you’re planning a vacation to the mountains. These boots are excellent quality for the price. They’ll keep your feet dry and warm all winter long. These faux leather leggings are another casual option to pair with a t-shirt and layer a shacket over the top. You could also pair a denim jacket or shacket with the leggings instead of wearing the plaid pattern.
Styled with Combat Boots
A neutral shacket is easy to pair with several different pieces in your wardrobe from skinny jeans to trousers. It’s styled casually here with a high-neck bodysuit and combat boots. I love the creamy white of the combat beats because they still feel a bit more feminine than your typical combat boots. Finish this street-style look with a crossbody bag and simple stud earrings.
Styled for Workwear
This long-line shacket is a great option to wear to the office, to a wedding or another dressy occassion. It’s a fun and trendy alternative to wearing a double-breasted coat. Pair the shacket with these faux leather legging, off-the-shoulder sweater and pumps.
What’s your favorite way to style a shacket? Let me know in the comments below!