Shackets Are Fashion Hybrid Of A Shirt And A Jacket. It Might Be The Most Practical and Nifty Streetwear Style Of The Season
It’s not every day you find a fashion piece that is a perfect blend of style and utility, especially when winter clothing is considered. Winterwear can actually be super chic and sophisticated, if you are blessed with serious styling skills. I can vouch for it since I’ve grown up in a place where the temperature drops to 2-3 degrees in winters and those knitted sweaters your grandma gave you is what you reach for when the mercury drops. Not exactly runway chic but does the job.
Since winters are already here, I am clearing up space for some typically stylish winterwear clothes. While the usuals for this season feature mostly overcoats, jackets and pullovers, I was elated to stumble upon a style, or a fashion trend I should say, that perfectly merges fashion and function. It’s shacket, guys. It’s a hybrid of a shirt and jacket, both classic clothing items from your everyday wardrobe, that makes for the sartorial fusion for winters. Whoever came up with this concept is a fashion genius. Plus, it’s so versatile that you could layer it multiple ways and sport a new look everyday. Take a look.
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10 ways to wear a long shacket 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻 I wasn’t so sure how I’d get on with a longer version, but I must say, I am in LOVE! It’s such a great piece to throw on over jeans and a jumper, for when you need that extra layer, but it also looks great dressed up a little more with a dress/skirt/heels…or even button it up & wear it as a dress! When it comes to patterned items, I like to pick out a colour from the print and use it to match with other pieces in the outfit. That way you can still bring other colours into your look, but it keeps it coherent! Which look is your favourite? 🖤🖤 #hmxme
So, a shacket looks exactly like a shirt with a button-down closure and collar and lapels, but it comes with a thicker layering and is thus weightier than your standard shirt. It comes in multiple styles and prints too. The prominent one to be having a moment is definitely the grunge-style checkered shacket that you could wear with a pair of ripped jeans and a top underneath. However, you can get similar style in solid, colourblock, houndstooth print, stripes and even animal print. You could also get varied lengths and material options ranging from wool-blend to corduroy. The options are endless.
When it comes to styling a shacket, you really don’t have to put in much of a thought. It’s an autumn/winter wear so you basically need to layer it up over your solid T-shirts and jeans and joggers. The look surprisingly works well with anything and everything. You can pair it with leggings (oh, we love those in winters), skirts and leather shorts. The easier way to do is to follow the fashion rule of mixing and matching. Match your bottoms with whatever colour your shacket’s print features (not the base colour, the stripes). Or keep things simple by wearing a solid shacket with tights and booties. Effortless and chic!
If you are looking at styling it in a way that it looks less streetwear and more runway, you can do that too. You know how a shirt is so versatile that if it’s a bit oversized, you could wear it as a shirt dress? You can do that with a shacket too. This seemingly streetwear piece could double up as a stylish winter dress simply by strapping on fancy belt and teaming the look with boots and maybe a beanie.
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Now that you are obviously itching to get yourself one (I understand), let’s talk about which stores and websites you can scroll through to get your hands on this cool shacket. Lucky for you, fashion brands like Zara, H&M, Superdry, Ajio and Marks & Spencer have plenty of fresh styles just in time for winters. H&M even offers long shackets that look super trendy as an outerwear. You could also get something lighter in fabric that works all year round and is not particularly winter-specific, especially if you living at a place that doesn’t have frosty weather. Just layer it casually over a dress for a fashionable wearability all year round. This is one cosy knitwear that would be your best fashion buy, regardless of the season.