Hannah Rose, Copywriter
You may remember 2020 for a lot of different reasons (most of them bad), but one good thing to come out of the year has to be the popularity of the shackets AKA the ‘it’ piece every girl needs. At first,
you’ll buy one. Then, you’ll be tempted to buy another, and another, and another. It’s a (far from) vicious cycle that you won’t be able to get out of, but also won’t want to because what could be more dreamy than a wardrobe full of shackets? Exactly. From models to influencers, the shacket is everywhere right now and for a very good reason. With all its positive attributes (practical, versatile and effortless to name a few) and literally no negatives (we genuinely can’t think of one), the shacket has become the ultimate wardrobe hero. No clue what we’re talking about? See ‘what is a shacket?’ below.
What is a shacket?
For those of you who haven’t been introduced to this hybrid or spotted it plastered all over your Instagram feeds (where have you been?), you may be wondering ‘what is a shacket?’ Well, when it comes to explaining what is a shacket, it’s pretty much as its name suggests. A shacket is a cross between a shirt and a jacket. Yep, two of your favourite wardrobe pieces combined into one…how great is that? It’s similar to a shirt in that it has buttons, a collar and cuffed sleeves, yet it can be likened to a jacket in that it’s often made of thicker fabrics, has pockets and can be worn layered up or on its own as outerwear. It’s the Hovis of the fashion world…best of both. If you’re still wondering what is a shacket? Then you may have heard of it by its other name ‘the overshirt’.
So, why has this shirty-jackety thing become such a staple? Well, we don’t know about you, but we are all about that zero-effort life and with its easy oversized fit, the shacket has become that throw-on layer that manages to make you look cool without you even trying to. Next, it works for literally every season. Really. From its ability to be layered stylishly over a chunky knit when the temperature drops to still managing to look good tied around the waist when the sun comes out, the shacket will take you from the start of the year to the end and we love that about it. Finally, the shacket suits everyone. With its different fabrics, finishes and details, there’s so many shackets to choose from that you’re guaranteed to find one (or ten) that you’ll want to wear on repeat.
How to Style Shackets
But, how do you style a shacket you ask? Well, who better to show you how than the likes of Gigi Hadid and Hailey Beiber. From loosely-hung over your casual attire to statement waist-cinching designs, here’s 9 ways to wear the style that’s on everyone’s mind.