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One of the best parts about the transitional weather (like right now, for instance, when we’re awkwardly in between spring and summer), 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 skinny jeans, as well as with your wide-leg pants. Your slim-fit crop top looks great tucked into a skirt with both sandals and ankle boots, but it can also be just as easily worn with your favorite high-waisted shorts. And now, there’s a new layer that’s here to make any wardrobe even chicer: the shacket, aka the shirt jacket trend.
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 when you find the temperatures creeping into the late sixties when the forecast *clearly* stated a high of 64 degrees last time you checked. (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, a next-level ensemble is born.
Think of a shacket as the warmer weather alternative to shearling jackets. Whether you live in leggings during this season or never take off your chicest denim, there are so many shackets just waiting to elevate your favorite lewks. Scroll down to shop our faves, and prepare to get cozy AF.
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Tanming Brushed Flannel Shirt Jacket
This shacket is apparently going viral on TikTok right now. Get it while it’s still in stock!
Zara Oversized Textured Overshirt
Overshirt, shirt jacket, shacket…call it what you want to call it, but we’re adding this summer-friendly style to our carts RN.
Pistola Camilo Jacket
We are obsessed with this jazzed-up utility jacket. It’s super lightweight, chic, and perfect for breezy spring and summer nights.
Corduroy Shirt Jacket
Corduroy is the fabric of the season, so why not ditch the cord pants and opt for a corduroy shacket instead?
Madewell Military Shirt Jacket
This timeless shirt jacket looks cute with just about anything.
Gray & Blue Check Shacket
You can’t go wrong with a classic gray and blue plaid shacket. Paired with neutrals or other fun and bright hues, you’ll look cute AF.
Teddy Shirt Jacket
Catch me living in this cool tie-dye teddy shirt jacket this season. It’s the perfect way to bring summer’s tie-dye trend into the colder months seamlessly.
Red Houndstooth Print Shacket
In addition to plaid, houndstooth is another fun trend that never gets old. This houndstooth print shirt jacket is the stuff that cozy dreams are made of.
Faux Leather Shirt Jacket
If you, like me, can’t get enough of the faux leather trend, try this classic black shacket from Ten Sixty Sherman. Wear it as a cool button-down or throw it over your favorite fall top.
A version of this article originally appeared in October 2019.