First time I heard the word shacket I thought to respond with…god bless you. You may be asking yourself the same question…what exactly is a shacket? Ready for it? It’s well a cross between a shirt and a jacket. It’s longer and thick enough to pass for a jacket but can also be worn as part of the outfit opposed to a jacket which one takes off. So it’s essentially a shirt-jacket. I know very deep and philosophical. I know everyone feels better now that they know. I was hesitant to try the trend mainly because I’m really not that into plaid and early on that seemed to be all that was available. I do have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised by the print and the fit of the one I’m wearing. This guy was perfect in the fall when I didn’t really need a heavy jacket. Now that the weather is colder I’ll layer it with my winter jacket. However, I’m really not going anywhere these days so I find myself wearing shackets around the house to keep myself warm and stylish. Or over over my pj’s on Sundays 🙂
So why do I like shackets? One of the main reasons is their ability to layer so well. My personal favorite way to style these are with a hoodie and leggings. I have to admit that I’m now a fan of plaid prints. They take a plain outfit and add a pop of color. I will always gravitate towards neutral tones but there are so many color options out there. When it gets a tad warmer I plan on wearing this same outfit but swap the leggings for a leather skirt and of course keep the sneaks.
I see this trend continuing to be popular going into spring. A cream colored shacket would be a perfect transitional piece. Or even a light plaid or dare I say pastel plaid? Yes, those do sound lovely. Excuse me while I “add to cart” right now 🙂
My outfit details along with a few other shackets are linked here.