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Trend to Try: 5 Easy Ways to Style a Shacket

The ever-popular crossover between a shirt and jacket- the shacket- is still going strong. The garment is nothing new and existed years ago in men’s workwear but the new terminology made it become trendy as a fashion item a couple of years ago. At first it was a love/hate kind of item.

If you found yourself in the later category but are now finding that they have grown on you given the variety of styles and materials available, you may be considering adding one to your closet. You may also be wondering how to style one. Keep reading for five easy ways to style a shacket.

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Some things to consider about a shacket

Many of them are oversized but they don’t have to be. There are a variety of materials now like corduroy or twill that make them less bulky and more like a normal jacket. I don’t like excessively oversized garments so I chose one that fits like a jacket more so than a shirt but I definitely didn’t size up.

Some of you don’t like plaid, but if you do, consider one in soft neutral colors like this one for maximum styling versatility. If you don’t like plaid, choose a solid one. If you view a shacket, especially a solid color one, like you would your utility jacket, you won’t have any trouble at all styling one.

The larger and more oversized your shacket it, the more important it will be to pay attention to proportions. The garments you wear under it should be more fitted. Unless you are going for a total 90s grunge look, don’t pair it with other oversized garments.

Do pair it with light wash jeans and a light colored mock neck top.

A wide brim hat is always a good accessory to add when looking for ways to style a shacket. I also find a crossbody bag to be a good way to tamper down some of the volume of a shacket.

See also How to Look Good in a Hat.

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Shacket- Amazon; top- Amazon; jeans- Gap; similar boots- Amazon; purse- Amazon; hat- Forever 21

Pair a plaid shacket with cream or ivory corduroy pants.

Same, top, shoes and accessories, but the corduroy pants dress up this outfit a bit.

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Earrings- Amazon; pants- option; option

Wear a shacket with a body suit and distressed black jeans.

One of the best ways to wear a shacket is over a body suit. The fitted body suit creates the perfect balance with the more oversized shacket. Lug sole boots work well with the vibe of the distressed jeans. Of course, you can go with a more polished look and and wear plain black jeans and black ankle boots.

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Jeans- Old Navy; bodysuit- Gap; boots- Mia

Style a shacket with grey boyfriend jeans.

Just make sure the jeans aren’t too loose or baggy. The key is to keep the bottom half of a shacket outfit more fitted, especially the silhouette of your pants or jeans legs, so the top half isn’t overwhelming.

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Jeans- Old Navy; beanie- Amazon

Style a shacket with a tee shirt and leggings.

Create a base layer of black leggings and a grey tee. Add some fun scrunched boot socks.

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leggings- Zella; tee- Old Navy; socks- Gold Toe

What are your favorite ways to style a shacket?

See also The Shacket: Two Styles to Give Your Wardrobe an Extra Edge


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