Say hello to the shacket! Right now, shackets are making their presence known through influencer and celeb wardrobes at full force. And now they’re ready for your wardrobe as well! After working in the fashion industry for many years, I can tell when a trend is going to stick around for a while and I have a hunch that shackets are one of those trends.
Now if you’re reading this, I bet you’re curious…precisely what is a shacket? And I also bet you’re looking for some shackets to potentially add to your wardrobe. Well, have no fear, I’m here to help you figure out all your unanswered questions. Let’s dive in!
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What Is A Shacket?
It’s actually quite simple. A shacket is a shirt + a jacket, which equals a shacket. I don’t know who came up with this terminology because it’s not the most flattering name IMO. But I guess it’s better than a Jhirt! (cringe).
Basically just think of a long sleeve, slightly thicker version of flannel or button-down that you’re able to wear if it’s a little chilly outside. Honestly, there’s no one set definition of a shacket. There are so many different versions!
What Makes Shackets So Cool?
I love shackets for so many different reasons. First, they’re incredibly versatile. There are countless different styles of shackets, which is what makes them so cool because basically anyone can find a shacket that fits their individual style.
Shackets come in various lengths from cropped to long, various fits from fitted to oversized, and a ton of different materials/patterns from denim, to pleather, to plaid, and much, much more.
Essentially what I’m saying is that there is a shacket out there for anyone who wants to wear them no matter their taste.
Also, you can wear shackets throughout the seasons! Okay, maybe not summer but you can absolutely wear them the other 3 seasons of the year. They’re the perfect layering item and if you ever get too toasty, you can just tie it around your waist.
Some Shackets I Own and Love
When I saw the shacket trend making its way through my Instagram feed, I snagged this cute one from ASOS. ASOS is my go-to site for anything trendy and they definitely pulled through with this shacket from Pull & Bear.
This shacket is slightly oversized and is extremely comfortable. I was worried the fabric would be too stiff but it’s perfect.
I probably wouldn’t venture into the freezing cold with this item, but it’s perfect for fall or spring or a warmer winter day. 10/10 would recommend. For reference, I purchased a size small.
You all know I love a good mirror selfie. Anyways, I styled this product with a simple black, mock neck long sleeve top, a gold necklace, Levi’s Wedgie jeans, and my Doc Martens. This is a go-to look for me because it’s casual and comfortable. You can shop my look above!
I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to like this shacket from New Look when I bought it off ASOS. The model made it look so good but I was hesitant because I’m not a big fan of pleather. But this product is actually pretty good in terms of quality and material. I’m obsessed with the color and the sleeves!
8/10 would recommend. I probably won’t wear this one as often as the other but I still really like it and I got it for a good price. I’m wearing a size 4 but probably could have sized down for a more snug fit.
Similar to how I styled the other one, I threw this shacket together with a white mock neck top, Levi’s Balloon jeans (which I’m in love with), a gold necklace, and my Doc Martens. I would have probably offered you more ways to style these shackets but I’m not at my apartment while writing this so I don’t have access to my whole closet. Shop the look above!
17 Shackets You’ll Want In Your Wardrobe
I’m so excited about this part of the article. I scoured the internet high and low for some cool shackets for you all. I hope you enjoy it and that you find something you love!
1. Teddy Shacket In Mustard
How to style: I love this color so much! Wear this shacket with a lightweight sweater, wide-leg jeans, and a pair of cute cowboy boots. Shop here.
2. Oversized Utility Shacket
How to style: Because this is such an oversized jacket, I recommend pairing it with less bulky pieces. I suggest a pair of sheer black tights with a mini skirt, a neutral-colored top, and some boots. Shop here.
3. Tie Dye Shacket
How to style: This is a fave of mine. If you can find these pants, I suggest styling this shacket with them because how cute!! If not, I recommend styling them with some plain brown pants, a white graphic tee, and white sneaks, kind of similar to the picture. Shop here.
4. Khaki Plaid Shacket
How to style: This is probably the most popular style of shacket you see on social media. You can style this with just about anything, but I suggest a pair of black leggings, combat boots, a t-shirt and a beanie to top it off. Shop here.
5. Denim Utility Shacket
How to style: I love a good denim on denim look, so that’s how I recommend you style this product. I would also throw some black boots, a white top, and a gold necklace with it as well. Shop here.
6. Red Houndstooth Jacket
How to style: I think the picture here does a great job showing how to style this. A black dress with some thigh-high boots is *chefs kiss*. If that’s not your jam, I suggest black pants with a black crop top and some boots. Shop here.
7. Velvet Corduroy Shacket W/ Belt
How to style: No, I don’t think you understand. I’m obsessed. But for real, how cute is this? Pair it with a black turtle neck, gold necklace, a pair of medium wash jeans, and platform boots similar to the one in the picture. Shop here.
8. Oversized Checkered Shacket
How to style: You can style this product by either belting it or leaving it unbuttoned. I recommend wearing it with a black bodysuit and a pair of straight-leg jeans with some heeled boots. Shop here.
9. Pleather Utility Jacket
How to style: I love how the woman in this photo styled this product. If that’s not your jam, I suggest styling this shacket with a mini skirt and a pair of knee-high boots along with a white top and some gold accent pieces. Shop here.
10. Denim Shacket
How to style: I love the wash of this denim jacket. Style it with a chunky cropped knit sweater, some high-waisted mom jeans, and black boots. Shop here.
11. Sage Utility Shacket
How to style: This is such a beautiful color, I love it! Style this shacket with a cream-colored top, medium-washed relaxed jeans, and black boots. Shop here.
12. Brushed Checked Shacket
How to style: Pair this cute shacket with some cinched sweats and a crop top. I would also add a fanny pack, a chunky pair of sneakers, and some jewelry for added flare. Shop here.
13. Faux Leather Crocodile Shacket
How to style: We’re stepping away from the neutral tones for a second! This shacket gives me life. I suggest styling it similarly as shown, with a graphic tee, ripped jeans, and some sneakers or boots. Shop here.
14. Camel Button Down Shacket
How to style: This shacket would look killer with some light washed, ripped denim jeans, and some white ankle booties. Top it off with a tied t-shirt and some gold earrings. Shop here.
15. Green Pleather Utility Shacket
How to style: Another belted beauty, I love the color of this shacket! Pair this with some straight-legged, high-waisted jeans, and a pair of sneakers for a casual look. Replace the sneakers with heeled boots for a more elevated look. Shop here.
16. Orange Checked Oversized Shacket
How to style: A unique find, this shacket is oversized but it’s not as long as the other ones I’ve mentioned. I recommend pairing it with it’s matching skirt and if you can’t find that, I suggest a pair of light wash mom jeans, a beige turtleneck, small gold hoops, and black ankle boots. Shop here.
17. Biege Belted Shacket
How to style: I stay loving the belted look! The tones in this shacket are perfect. I recommend styling this product with dark wash denim or black pants, along with a pair of white sneakers. Shop here.
Let’s Wrap It Up
And that’s all from me, friends! I hope you enjoyed this article and will treat yourself to some cute shackets. Also, If you’re looking for some cute minimalist items to add to your wardrobe that will compliment any of the products I mentioned above, I highly recommend you check out this post.
Now excuse me while I shamefully count how many times I said “shacket” in this article. Bye!
With love or whatever,