Shackets (aka shirt jackets) are a trend that everyone seems to be obsessed with, and for good reason.
If you have yet to try this trend or are unsure how to style the shacket that’s been sitting in your closet, we’re here to help you figure out the best ways to style your shacket.
Keep reading, we’ve compiled this ultimate guide to keep you looking amazing in your shacket.
What is a Shacket?
A shacket is a combination of a shirt and a jacket (they are also often called shirt jackets).
Shackets are typically longline and oversized, but there are also cropped versions out there.
The fabric is typically more lightweight than a jacket, making it a piece that can be easily layered and worn year-round.
A shacket is such a versatile piece because there are multiple types, from solid colors to plaid to leather to denim.
Shackets can typically be worn year-round, but they are especially perfect for that confusing transition from summertime to Fall weather.
If you’re new to this trend, we recommend picking a neutral solid-colored shacket like black, white, or any shade of brown. This way, you have endless outfit options.
How to Style a Shacket
Before we dive into a few shacket outfit ideas, let’s share a few tips on how to style a jacket.
Shackets are great because they can be layered for any weather conditions.
If it’s warm outside, you can wear your shacket over a tank top or t-shirt and shorts outfit. Since it’s lightweight, it’s unlikely to make you too warm (and you can easily take it off if you get too hot).
If it’s cold outside, you can wear a cozy turtleneck sweater or hoodie underneath for extra warmth.
Tip: Since most shackets are a little oversized, they always look great with a crop top or another tight-fitting shirt underneath to make the outfit look less bulky. Or if you pair it with an oversized top, pick a pair of tight pants to balance out the outfit.
Don’t Forget the Accessories
Most shackets don’t make too much of a statement, so it’s important to remember that the little details to really pull your outfit together.
Here are a few examples of great accessories that pair well with shackets:
- an eye-catching hat
- your favorite crossbody bag
- a statement necklace
- oversized earrings
- a statement belt
Shacket Outfit Ideas
Denim on Denim
This simple shacket outfit pairs a light blue shacket with denim jeans, giving the denim on denim feel that’s very trendy right now.
Paired with a basic white top and white converse, this outfit is perfect for any casual occasion.
Dress & Knee-High Boots
If you want to dress up your shacket while still keeping a casual feel, take some inspo from this outfit.
Featuring a cute black bodycon dress and gorgeous knee-high boots that match the shacket, this outfit is perfect for a night out.
Make It a Dress
If your shacket is oversized and long enough, one of our favorite (and most simplistic) outfits is wearing it buttoned up with short shorts underneath to make it look like a dress.
For this outfit, less is more.
Pair it with your favorite bag and matching shoes, plus maybe some dainty jewelry and sunglasses.
We especially love this outfit when paired with knee-high (or higher) boots.
Shacket + Leggings Outfit
Who doesn’t love wearing comfortable athleisure out and about? Lucky for everyone, shackets and leggings are a perfect match.
Instead of leggings, you can also opt for biker shorts for warmer weather like the second outfit above.
Adding the oversized shacket on top of your athleisure really brings the outfit together, so it doesn’t look like you’re just heading to the gym.
And don’t forget the accessories – add your favorite hat, jewelry, crossbody bag, or sunglasses as the finishing touches!
Accessorize with a Hat
Most outfits involving a shacket are pretty casual, but adding a hat similar to the outfit above can really bring your look up a notch.
To make the most of your look, make sure your hat matches your shacket (or at least is similar in coloring).
If you’re using the photo above as inspiration, you can even switch out the dark jeans for a white or neutral-colored pair of pants to keep the entire outfit in a neutral color palette!
Tie it Up (Or Add a Belt)
If you’re dealing with colder weather, this is the perfect outfit that doesn’t require too much planning.
The best part is how simple it is – you don’t have to worry about styling the perfect shirt, just your pants and shoes.
That said, we do recommend picking a matching shirt in case you get too hot.
Note: If your shacket doesn’t have a tie, you can also button it up and then add a belt around your waist for a similar look.
All Black Outfit + Neutral Shacket
We’re loving this all-black outfit paired with a neutral tan shacket over the top.
From the belt to the sunglasses to the bag to the leather high-waisted pants, not a single detail was missed.
Don’t be afraid to play around with this outfit if you don’t have the same garments to replicate it. Just stick to the all-black color palette with the neutral shacket and it’s hard to go wrong.
Neutral Plaid Shacket Outfit
Since a plaid shacket is a statement in itself, you can keep it simple with the outfit you wear underneath.
These stunning outfits pair a neutral plaid shacket with a sleek all-white outfit underneath for a bright look.
The outfit idea above is great for warmer weather, or you can opt for a cozy sweater underneath for colder weather like the outfit below.
To Sum It Up
Overall, shackets are such a versatile wardrobe staple that can be styled for nearly any weather as well as for nearly any occasion.
There are so many ways you can wear this garment, so don’t feel limited by our shacket outfit idea list – play around and see what you like best!