This Jacket Style Is So "Now," and I'm Here for It

It's time to welcome the shacket into your wardrobe this season. For those not familiar with the term, a shacket is essentially a slightly oversize shirt-jacket hybrid that's currently all over our Insta feeds and dominating at all our favorite stores.

So what's so great about it, you ask? Shackets are the absolute perfect layering piece through fall, winter, and spring. The popular wool-blend and leather styles make them thicker than your average shirt but thinner than your heavy winter coat, so you can easily layer them over a turtleneck and under an overcoat throughout the colder temps. When spring arrives, you can throw one on over a lightweight tee with little effort required.

They look fresh buttoned up as a shirt and effortlessly cool undone as a jacket, and they exude a seriously cool look that is so "right now." And the best part? They suit literally everyone. So if you want an easy and cool way to look on-trend as we transition to the cooler weather, consider the shacket your essential hero piece. I'm here for the trend with these chic options I've found below, and perhaps you will be too.


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Pair your shacket over a knit turtleneck with leather trousers and lug-sole boots for an effortlessly cool weekend look that's wholly on-trend.


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A plaid print adds a casual-cool touch to your jeans and boots.


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A tweed or checked shacket is perfect for smarter settings.


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Leather shackets not only look luxurious, but they're also a great option to take you from day to night.


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A sage-green hue looks refreshingly cool with beige trousers and jeans alike.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.