The Humble Shacket Is Back—Here, 10 Styles We’re Shopping Now

The Humble Shacket Is Back—Here, 10 Styles We’re Shopping Now
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One of the best parts about the transitional weather (like right now, for instance, when we’re walking the line between fall and winter) is the infinite number of outfits you can put together with just a few staple pieces. Seriously, the limit does not exist! Your vintage t-shirts pair perfectly with flare leggings, wide-leg pants and even leather trousers. Your slim-fit crop top looks great with skinny jeans and a faux fur coat, but it can also be just as easily worn with your favorite mini skirt, tights and a leather jacket. And now, there’s another layering essential that’s here to make any wardrobe even chicer: the shacket, aka the shirt jacket.

What is a shacket, you ask? It looks like a shirt, but layers like a jacket. It’s heavy enough to provide some warmth, but not too heavy for when you find the temperatures creeping into the high sixties when the forecast *clearly* stated a high of 64 degrees. (Weathermen these days just can’t get it right, can they?) It’s the perfect middle ground between a shirt and a jacket—and when layered over your outfit on a chilly day, can create a next-level ensemble.

Shackets have been around for a few years now, but they’re currently all over social media, so it’s a great time to try one out if you’ve hesitated in the past. Whether you live in leggings during this season or never take off your Artizia Melina pants, there are tons of shackets just waiting to elevate your favorite looks.

Scroll down to shop our faves, and prepare to get cozy AF.

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Courtesy of Universal Threads.

Plaid Shirt Shacket in Purple

Of course Target has tons of shackets on deck! This sweet purple and pink colorway is definitely a favorite, available up to XXL and in plus sizes.


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Courtesy of Ava & Viv.

Plaid Shirt Shacket in Gray

A wrap belt gives a shacket a slightly more formal upgrade. This one also comes in straight and plus sizes for just $50 bucks!


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Courtesy of Hippie Rose.

Polar Fleece Shacket in Magic Stone, $22 off

Personally, I’m a lover of styling solid-colored shackets with other printed pieces. This one is perfect, not to mention it’s half off as we speak.


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Courtesy of Avec Les Filles.

Longline Plaid Hoodie Shacket

If you want something more luxe, try a longline shacket this season. This version even comes with a built-in hoodie for a layered look.


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Courtesy of Coffeeshop.

Fleece Shirt Jacket in Vintage Blue, $71 off

Of course, when it comes to any fall and winter layers, the cozier the better. This cozy fleece one comes in two colors and it’s super discounted right now.


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Courtesy of Black Tape.

Plus Trendy Plaid Shacket in Plum

Another stylish plus size option is this style from Black Tape, which comes in three different plaid colorways.


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Courtesy of BP.

Oversized Shirt Coat in Green

Another long shacket option that has me swooning, this BP. one is maybe my favorite on the list.


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Courtesy of The Normal Brand.

Boyfriend Snap Front Shacket

Colorful plaids can be fun, but nothing screams classic like a neutral shacket. I’d rock this one with black leather pants for some fun contrast!
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Courtesy of Eloquii.

Oversized Shacket in Ginger Root

Nailing the oversized silhouette of a shacket in plus size can be tricky, so of course we trust Eloquii to do some of the best. This one is pricy, but oh so chic.


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Courtesy of Thread & Supply.

Long Shirt Jacket in Black Multi Plaid

Last but not least! This classic shacket is just under $50, so it’s great if you’re new to styling the look.

A version of this article originally appeared in October 2019.

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