In the world of fashion, it’s not unheard of to combine two items of clothing to create a new trend — think skorts (skirts combined with shorts) and jeggings (jeans and leggings). One current fashion trend that you may be following without even knowing it is the rise in popularity of the “shacket”.
What Is a Shacket?
A shacket is a combination of the words “shirt” and “jacket” that offers the best of both articles of clothing. It’s not as warm and heavy as a jacket, but it’s a little warmer and heavier than most shirts. However, you can find these shirt jackets for warmer and cooler climates, depending on what you need for your wardrobe. They can also help protect you from the elements while remaining stylish, unlike a heavy coat or jacket. Shackets are often oversized, making them comfortable and easy to combine with other articles of clothing.
When Should You Wear a Shacket?
One of the best things about shackets is that you can wear them anytime. Seasonally, they work best in spring and fall, but you can wear them during the summer and winter months too. For warmer temperatures, look for shackets made from lightweight fabrics, like cotton or linen. For colder temperatures, look for shackets made from heavier fabrics, like wool or fleece.
Shackets can be both formal and casual. They can dress up a simple outfit for a dinner or party, but you can also wear them to run errands or go for a walk. You can even wear them to work. Shackets are truly one of the most versatile items of clothing that you can own. Just keep in mind that there are different types of shackets available, so some may appear more casual than others.
How Do You Wear a Shacket?
When it comes to wearing your shacket, dressing up in layers is key. During the warmer months, combine your shacket with your favorite t-shirt and jeans for a casual look, or wear it over a fitted cotton dress for work or times when you need to dress up a little bit more. During the colder months, add your shacket to an outfit that already has layers. For example, you can wear it over a shirt and cardigan set with your favorite jeans, skirt, or dress pants. You can also wear one under a heavy coat or jacket, so that you’re bundled up enough outside, but when you arrive at your destination, you can remove that top layer and still be comfortable, warm, and stylish.