14 shackets to take your summer wardrobe into fall.
Shopping for fall is the best. The transitional season boasts fickle, ever-changing weather and for that it has earned it’s rightful place as the ultimate layering season.
But, to master those everyday layering looks: each layer should be able to be added or removed with ease—and little bulk.
While you might be well acquainted with the autumn essentials like the denim trucker, corduroy jacket, and tuxedo blazer—a casual topper that you should consider adding to your current fall shopping list is, that’s right: the shacket.
What is a shacket?
A shacket is essentially a cross between a shirt and a jacket, hence the name.
While at first glance, a shacket looks like a shirt, it’s often oversized, slightly weightier, and allows for more layering capabilities.
Though that definition is the classic one, designers have now taken it and run with it, crafting styles of lightweight down, with cropped and shrunken silhouettes, and the like.
In this ultimate shacket list, you’ll find styles that run the gamut. There are the oversized, the cropped, the plaid flannel, and the cashmere blends alike.
There are stripes and solids; colors and neutrals. The sky’s the limit—it’s time to try out the ‘90s trend this coming fall.
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Keep it classic with a flannel plaid shacket. It’s the OG variety, so it’s a great jumping-off point for the transitional trend. Pair it with a cargo pants to make it cooler.
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Go for a cropped silhouette for a shacket that feels a little lighter than the rest.
For a fun twist, however, opt for a texture like corduroy, even if you’re shopping for a head-to-toe black look.
For a more tailored take on the trend, shop this Isabel Marant Étoile jacket that has the shacket vibe with a cropped, puff sleeve look that feels a little bit more feminine than the rest.
Give an edge to your look by wearing cool platform boots.
Leave it to Dôen to take a ‘90s grunge trend to more of an elevated bohemian silhouette, which is exactly what the brand has done with the shacket.
In a range of muted tones, this topper boasts balloon sleeves and a cropped, swinging silhouette.
When the weather becomes more brisk and you’re in need of some more protection than a traditional shacket offers, shop this lightweight puffer from J.Crew.
It’ll take you well into the winter months, too!
If you’re a color lover, this throw-on-and-go in pale purple is just the thing your drab winter wardrobe has been craving.
With a sustainable construction, it’s crafted of recycled wool, ensuring that you’ll not only look good, but also feel good while wearing it.
Go neutral with a camel-colored shacket that can be effortlessly styled with anything from leather pants to a midi skirt; vintage denim and more.
If you’ve been seeking a new way to wear denim, trade in your classic trucker for a shacket this season.
With cleaner lines and an elongated silhouette, this shacket has an included quilted lining for a little bit more warmth as well.
You don’t have to shy away from the true shirting feeling with a shacket.
Look to Alexander Wang, a designer known for his repurposing of shirting for a slightly heavier weight top that doubles as both a shirt as well as a jacket. A shacket—so to speak.
For a high-fashion take that’s among the more casual of the bunch, opt for this Prada black denim shacket that boasts a longline silhouette and is more of a coat than a jacket, to be sure.
For a cleaner look, go for for a cropped, snap-front shacket with a single patch pocket.
Made of a wool blend, this Frame jacket is the perfect weight for fickle fall weather.
For a little more warmth, try this striped wool shacket. It’s cozy and cute and adds the perfect layer for those colder fall days when you need an extra layer.
Slip into the farmgirl look with a shacket made of cotton-flannel, printed with a head-turning navy and white buffalo check.
Add a pop of color with a subtle herringbone weave in light aqua. While the wool blend makes it seasonally appropriate for fall and into the beginning of winter, the pastel hue takes it easily into spring again as well!
Choose a fit that’s oversized but not too roomy to make it feel a little bit more tailored.
It’s a layering essential, to be sure, but you don’t have to fit your entire wardrobe underneath either.
A more casual, retro take on the fall layering look, consider adding a shacket into rotation for a slightly more understated topper than the rest.
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