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12 Different Ways To Style A Shacket

You’ve seen this fashion trend on all your favorite style influencers, but you’re still likely thinking what is a shacket? No worries, today I’m going to share with you what a shacket is and how you can style the shacket trend for a winning look.

The shacket is one of those trends that’s not only versatile for a variety of style preferences, it’s also great for different climates.

Okay okay, I get it, you’re now screaming at me, what does shacket mean?

I hear you loud and clear, friend, so let’s start off by answering that very simple question.

What is a shacket?

A shacket isn’t anything new or revolutionary in the fashion world. It’s just that we’ve now decided to give it a name.

A shacket is—you guessed it—a hybrid between a shirt and a jacket. It has that lightweight feeling of a shirt, but it’s not as heavy as a jacket, it’s somewhere in between.

You can wear it layered over a sweater on a chilly fall night, or you can throw it over a tee on a breezy spring day. Either way, I’ve got a feeling this is going to be one of those style trends that sticks around because of its versatility.

But okay, now that we’re all on the same page, let’s chat about some ways you can style a shacket.

What do you wear with a shacket?

1. Wear your shacket with a bodysuit, sneakers, and jeans

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Personally, I always find myself drawn to more casual, relaxed styles. If you’re with me on this, you’ll probably love the look of a shacket with a bodysuit and jeans.

A bodysuit paired with a shacket keeps the look from feeling too boxy. You get the sleekness of the bodysuit, the oversized fit of a shacket, and the relaxed feel of jeans and sneakers. Perfect.

Throw on a baseball hat, and wow, you are totally set for whatever the weekend throws at you.

If you’re looking for more ways to make casual outfits like this look put together, check out this article all about how you can look more put together no matter what you’re wearing.

2. Try a sherpa shacket

I find that sometimes shackets can have a bit of a masculine vibe, which there is nothing wrong with, but sometimes you might prefer a more feminine feel with your outfit.

In this case, I love the idea of seeking out a sherpa shacket. The sherpa gives the shacket some softness and texture, and let’s be real, when is the last time you saw a man walking around in anything sherpa? (yeah, that’s what I thought).

Add a pearl headband to the look, and voila! Your shacket now has a pretty, feminine feel.

3. How style a pink shacket


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I’m in love with a pink shacket like the one shown above.

Not only because it’s more feminine and I’m such a fan of the color pink, but I also think it’s such an easy way to bring some spring vibes into your look.

(anyone else catching onto a pattern that shackets are most popular with a pair of jeans?)

4. Style a shacket with a fitted skirt


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Like I mentioned above, the traditional shacket tends to have a boxy and slightly oversize fit to it, which is why I love the idea of styling your shacket with a more fitted silhouette.

This look works particularly well because the black shacket and black skirt match, and then the floral top really pops, giving the look the perfect mic of feminine and chic but also cool and relaxed. Don’t you agree?

5. Give your plaid shacket an athleisure spin


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When it comes to the plaid shacket, I’m very into the whole athleisure look. ‘Ya know, joggers, crop tops, messy buns, sneakers. It’s that effortless feel that you put effort into (if you know, you know).

You don’t have to go for a full crop top if you’re not into that. Just a standard white tee and your fav pair of leggings can work, especially if your shacket has that signature boxy, oversized fit shown above.

6. Wear an all neutral outfit with your shacket


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I feel like this is one of those looks that I couldn’t necessarily pull off myself, but I absolutely love the simplicity of it. It’s effortless, easy to wear in your everyday life, but because of the neutral tones, it also has that very elevated and chic feeling to it.

Plus, with skinny jeans not having the best reputation right now, I’m in love with the raw hem, wide leg, cropped pair.

7. Try a white shacket


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Another good way to give your shacket a more spring-like feel, I love a white shacket. It feels like a great neutral option that could step in for your typical jean jacket (if you’re like me then your jean jacket is your go-to spring staple). Not to mention, you can literally wear this shacket with anything (versatility for the win).

8. Tuck your shacket in


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This style idea is really only going to work if your shacket is more on the shirt side of the spectrum, but if you can pull it off, the look ends up feeling sporty, cool, and even a little bit retro if you’re rocking high-waisted jeans.

Speaking of high-waisted jeans, if you want to check out some ways to style mom jeans, I’ve got you covered.

8.  Test out a wool shacket with a turtleneck during cooler months


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One of my favorite things about the shacket is that because of its generally boxy, oversized fit, it’s one of those pieces that can you can easily layer.

Oftentimes, I find that if I’m wearing something chunkier or more oversized, finding a jacket that nicely fits over can be a struggle. The shacket removes this problem.

Plussssssss, if you go with something like a turtleneck and wool shacket, you’ll stay nice and toasty even on a chilly winter day.

9. A shacket pairs well with leather pants


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We’ve seen the shacket paired with jeans quite often, so if you’d like to switch it up, I highly recommend trying it out with some leather pants. This wide leg option is particularly stylish, but if you’re like me and the idea of squeezing yourself into leather pants sounds like hell, leather leggings are also a great option.

10. A belted shacket with heels


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For a more pulled-together and sophisticated look, you can’t go wrong with a belted shacket. Not only does the belted waist give the piece a more elevated feel, but it also helps define your waist. Plus, throw on a pair of heels if you’re looking to elevate your outfit, and you’re good to go.

11. A shacket + your favorite jeans and booties never fails

If you want to style a shacket in the fall, this is the look for you.

Cropped denim with a pair of booties is always a good idea in my books. I also like that this particular shacket is cropped at the waist, which makes for a more flattering silhouette. Don’t you agree?

12. A shacket dress? Yup, it exists

Wait, what? A shacket dress. Yup, it exists.

I mean, a shacket dress isn’t exactly your typical shacket since we’re throwing in the dress element, but with a shirt style top and thicker material, I would say a look like this feels very shacket-like, no?

Bottom line when styling a shacket…

If you’re observant you probably picked up on the fact that styling a shacket is very much about the laid-back look (i.e. denim sneakers, tees, that whole vibe).

I spent quite a bit of time looking for how to style a shacket with a dress, and honestly, I couldn’t really find any influencers doing this.

Obviously that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done. It just probably means that it’s not the “trendy” way to style a shacket. But hey, set a new trend and start wearing your shacket with a dress. I’ve got a feeling it will look great.

So, tell me, how are you going to style your shacket?

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