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Trend Alert: How To Wear A Shacket

Cosier than a shirt and lighter than a coat, shackets are a trend that’s here to stay. Striking the perfect balance between comfy and cool, they’re the ultimate throw-on-and-go layer.

If you’re wondering how to make this transitional piece a wardrobe staple, our guide will have you covered. From layering it over funnel neck tops and buttoned under coats to going casual with leggings and mom jeans, we’re here to help you style your shacket for any and every occasion.

What Is A Shacket?

A cross between a shirt and a jacket, shackets are fast becoming an outerwear essential. Inspired by military overshirts, this understated item combines warmth and style to let you have the best of both worlds. Wear them instead of blazers, denim jackets and trench coats to bring an effortless vibe to your look.

We know that wearing a shacket can seem a task to begin with. Luckily, they’re easier to style than you might think thanks to their transitional, versatile and gender-neutral appeal.

Transitional Trend

For days when a coat is too heavy and a jumper is too cold, a shacket will be your best friend. Ideal for year-round layering, shackets are the transitional separate your wardrobe needs.

Team it with a midi dress and boots for casual city walks or wear it over joggers and jumpers for a loungewear look you’ll be reaching for on repeat.

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Always Adaptable

Lightweight and durable at the same time, shackets are surprisingly versatile. The trick to getting the most out of your shacket is to have fun with the different aspects of the trend.

Wear them buttoned up like a shirt for an everyday look that will bring the snug-factor. You can also style them like a coat by throwing them over your favourite cardigans and tees.

Gender-Neutral Appeald

Shackets are famous for their relaxed, utilitarian-inspired shape. As well as being super-easy to style, the design also gives shackets a gender-neutral appeal.

From pairing them with straight jeans and beanie hats to joggers and sweatshirts, there’s no shortage of on-trend options for both men and women.

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How To Wear A Shacket

Get ready to welcome the shacket into your wardrobe with our step-by-step trend guide. From layering with funnel neck tops to making a big difference with small details, scroll down to discover how to wear a shacket.

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1. Layer With Love

From wearing high neck tops under dresses to teaming long-sleeve tops with camis, it’s safe to say layering is one of our favourite style tricks. Offering the warmth of outerwear and the ease of tops, shackets make the perfect layering piece.

Give your look a cosy-meets-cool vibe by layering a shacket over a funnel neck top, a chunky knit jumper and mom jeans. You can also dress up your shacket with cropped trousers and a tucked-in top for a chic combo that’ll have you feeling fabulous while WFH to styling-up weekend walks.

2. Small Details, Big Difference

The good news is that it doesn’t take much to transform your shacket into a scene-stealing separate. To give your look a little wow, focus on accessories. Style up your outfit with a gold-effect buckle belt or add a pop of colour to your get-up with statement bags and scarves. Remember, small details can make a big difference!

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Brunette woman poses with hand on hip and hand raised to side of face wearing beige faux-leather longline shacket over white t-shirt and stone drawstring waistband joggers.

3. Go Neutral

Tick off two trends at once by giving your shacket a neutral makeover. Opt for simplicity by wearing a stone-coloured shacket over coordinating tops and bottoms. Whether you’re chilling at home or popping to the shops, this laid-back ensemble will ensure you look on-point.

4. Winning WFH Combos

We know how hard it is to keep your WFH outfits feeling fresh – especially when pyjamas are oh-so-comfy! Fortunately, shackets offer a trendsetting way to level-up your look. More casual than a blazer and just as convenient as your PJs, wear your shacket with loungewear, leggings and super-soft tees for a WFH combo that still brings plenty of style.

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5. Easy Outdoor Outfits

With spring fast approaching, it’s time to start planning your warm-weather looks – with an umbrella, of course! For an easy-to-wear outfit you’ll love for park strolls and city walks, leave your shacket unbuttoned over straight jeans, white trainers and a slouchy tee. Simple!

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