Stylish Monday and Link Up Party – October 2021

by Fashiontandf

Fall Trend Shacket Styling

This Monday’s styling theme is shackets and my fabulously fashionable friends from around the world and I are excited to share our spin on this hot fall and winter trend! What is a shacket you ask? The shacket is a combination shirt and jacket—that can be worn as both. Most shackets have the silhouette and details of a traditional button-down shirt (one or two chest pockets, buttons along the front and a classic collar), but are made of thicker material more like an actual jacket. Usually done up in flannel, cotton canvas or denim, they sometimes incorporate military details like epaulettes on the shoulders. If there are also pockets on the lower half, you may see it referred to as a chore jacket.

Take inspiration from ‘90s grunge and wear one open over a floral midi dress and trendy combat boots. Or go for a more tailored approach and button one up over a pair of skinny jeans and pointy-toe ankle boots. Even better if you add a waist-cinching belt. Shackets have long been applauded as a spectacular layering piece, but they’ve recently become even more popular.

Shacket 1

This is my newest shacket; and I was attracted to it because of the color and the pockets! I love shackets for the warm and ease of styling. I opted to pair this particular shacket with my newest graphic tee (neon pink and yellow) and high top sneakers (yellow and leopard accents) adding leopard accessories (belt, earrings and cuff). It’s a super comfy and casual look perfect for weekends hanging out, running errands or doing outdoor fun fall things! If you want to give a trend a try, you don’t need to spend a lot and of course a shacket can easily be paired with what you already have in your wardrobe. The loose fit keeps it comfortable and hides any midsection flaws.Where would you wear this look?

Shacket: Amazon. Def Leopard T-Shirt: Shop the Willow Tree Distressed Jeans: My Closet High Top Sneakers: Macy’s

Shacket 2

This particular shacket is super long compared to others, which being 5′ 8 ” I really like the added length. Since it’s longer, it’s easier to wear with leggings because my backside is well covered. It was purchased last fall when the trend was just hitting the stores. I purchased it a local boutique: Flair on Third. Since the shacket is enough of a statement on it’s own, I styled it with a monochromatic (all black) top and leggings. Add some accessories because you know my thoughts on accessories, they complete a look and you’re good to go. This is super simple styling at it’s best.

Shacket: Flair on Third Black Long Sleeved T-Shirt: My Closet Leggings: Spanx Fur Lined Booties: My Closet

Shacket 3

This shacket was also purchased last spring. It might be my favorite of all of them that I own. The details of the collar and cut plus the belt make it a more tailored option and it feels dressier than the others. Similar to the styling of shacket I wore a light weight long sleeved black sweater and my leggings in order to make the shacket the focal point in the look. Too elongate my legs and create a more slimming effect I could have worn black boots. I’ve heard some influencers comment that the shacket trend isn’t for them because it’s too boxy. Adding a belt is a way to solve for that complaint. However, I’d also like to acknowledge that not all trends or for everyone. My recommendation is to always give new things a try but stay true to what you love and feel confident wearing!

Shacket 4

I call this look my lumbar jack look! Some times I will style a look around a particular item. In this case, I wanted to create a look around my Ceclia of New York boots. They’re navy blue with red and white shoe strings and blue fur. I actually won them several years ago. I’be been wanting to give axe throwing a try. Does that surprise you? If I go, this might be the perfect outfit for the adventure! Where would you wear this look?

Red, White and Blue Shacket: Maurice’s Red Long Sleeved T-Shirt: My Closet Distressed Jeans: My Closet Cecelia of New York Boots


Shacket Styling by Stylish Friends

From Around the World

Amy – Amy’s Creative Pursuits – “I never thought I would like shackets because I don’t like the over-sized look on my body type, but this cute one from Amazon is over-sized in length,and not so much in width, so it gives a more fitted, polished look.”

Nicole – High Latitude Style – “While shackets are an Alaskan favorite, I have owned only two shackets so far. The first shacket was the classic Buffalo plaid skirt in red with black. I used to wear it for snow shoveling in late spring and early winter (late September, first week of October). The second one was a DIY patching project. I had bought the piece as a shirt, but it was too stiff to be worn as such. Therefore, I patched it to turn it into a shacket. I still wear it in late spring and early fall as cover-up when a cotton cardigan would be too cold and a jacket would be still too warm. Given that in Alaska the transition seasons are very short (2-4 weeks), I don’t get much wear out of my shacket.”

Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge – “When shackets started trending last fall, I wanted to try out the trend without spending too much money. So I hit the thrift shops and found this olive green corduroy shirt jacket that is quickly becoming an autumn wardrobe staple.”

Nina – Sharing a Journey -“Is the shacket trend for you? Learn what it is,how to get the look for yourself, and a few styling tips to make the shacket your own.”

Lucy – Lucy “October’s sombre vibes has me styling up this sheer, black ‘shacket’ which I love wearing over tanks or sleeveless outfits; like this tulle dress for example. It’s perfectly light, chic and edgy- whether it’s worn as a shirt, or jacket.”

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Hopefully you’ve gotten some inspiration for fun shacket styling! A friendly reminder to always have fun and wear all the things that you love, that brings you joy and happiness and you’ll look terrific! What’s your favorite shacket look? Leave us a comment! We love to hear from you!

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