One of the reasons I like winter is because of the cosy outfits you get to don during the season. You can opt for a sweater with jeans or a maxi skirt, layer up with long coats and jackets or just bundle up in warm sweatpants and wrap a comfy blanket around yourself while sipping some hot cocoa. But out of them all, layering is a style that appeals to me the most and there’s a style that has made its way back this season: Shackets!
As the name suggests, shackets are basically shirt jackets, which look like shirts but are worn like jackets. It is heavier than a shirt but lighter than a traditional winter coat and comes in wool blends and leather styles, making it the ideal choice for light layering during the fall and winter season, and must I say, perfect for Mumbai winters.
Whether you want to layer it and wear it as an open jacket or button it up, there’s a lot you can do with this chic, versatile piece. Wondering how to style it? Here’s a guide that will help you out.
Take notes from Sonam Kapoor Ahuja who layered her checked shacket over a black high-neck sweater and coordinating checked pants. The stylish actor paired her outfit with black ankle-length boots, a beanie and a statement handbag.
Ashley Tisdale kept it classic and paired her shacket over an all-white ensemble to elevate the look.
With the athleisure trend on the rise, you're bound to step out for grocery runs in your comfy joggers and jumpers. The best way to layer it? A shacket! Take a cue from Brittany Xavier who wore an oversized, off-white shirt jacket with a neutral sweatpant set and white sneakers.
Who said you can't wear shackets as dresses? On sun-kissed winter mornings, you can choose to transform your shacket into a shirt dress and pair it with below-the-knee boots, a large tote bag and shades. Let Alicia Roddy show you how.
Let Taylor Hage show you how to create a balanced look. Pair your leather shirt jacket with a turtleneck and straight fit jeans, cinch it at the waist and opt for a handbag to finish the look.
Take a leaf out of Camille Charriere's book on how to style a shacket with fringe detailing. She kept it simple, yet chic and wore hers like a half-buttoned shirt with boot-cut pants and mocassins.
Up the ante of your basic shirt and jeans combo with a knee-length shacket and canvas shoes. Trust Emelie to show you how to ace the look.