8 Shacket (Shirt Jacket) Outfit Ideas for Fall, Winter, & Spring

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A shacket (or shirt jacket) has been listed in our annual Fall & Winter Trends for Moms blog post for a couple of seasons now.

Shackets can actually be quite versatile (and not just for fall!) and easy to incorporate into your current outfits, especially if casual, everyday looks are your jam!

You can swap many completer pieces with this combination of a shirt & a jacket as an easy way to take part in the current shacket trend.

Featuring buying & styling tricks and both casual & dressy outfits, we hope you will find this shacket style guide helpful in getting dressed this season!

What Is a Shacket?

What first started out as a plaid completer piece for fall has morphed into a versatile piece in a variety of colors, patterns, and fabrics that you can layer over any basic staple (+ more!).

A few years ago, we saw an uptick in button-down shirts becoming trendier. Everything from your basic white button-down to flannel plaid versions were showing up stores for every season.

The shacket is basically a thicker, “outerwear” type piece that otherwise includes the same characteristics of those basic-button downs.

To state the obvious, a shirt + a jacket = a shacket and that’s the name that stuck!

Are you looking for other stylish completer pieces? You might find these blog posts helpful – they include styling ideas, product links, and outfit examples!

Best Denim Jackets on Amazon + How to Wear a Denim Jacket – 5 Outfit Ideas
Best Sweatshirts & Hoodies on Amazon + How to Style a Sweatshirt
Best Neutral Cardigans on Amazon + How to Wear Cardigans

How to Choose a Shacket & Where to Buy It

Whether you want to add a shacket to your fall outfits or winter or spring outfits, it’s helpful to know how to decide what type of shacket to buy.

Ideally, no matter your personal style, you want to find something that mixes and matches with other pieces in your closet.

Are you looking for more of a statement piece? Look for plaids in neutrals or an accent color that is already in your wardrobe.

Make sure you have good basic pieces in your closet like neutral tops and bottoms that will go well with the plaid you choose.

Are you looking for a piece that will blend and work with most of your closet? Look for a solid color shacket in a neutral or accent color that you already have other pieces in.

Here are some of our favorite choices!


Styling Tips for Shackets

Shackets have become a staple layering piece for all the cooler months.

And while plaid does tend to lend itself to fall & winter, you can use this piece for the cooler spring months as well!

Use them as a way to add visual interest to an otherwise basic outfit or as a neutral layering piece before heading out the door.

Our main caution is to make sure you aren’t layering a shacket on top of other loose-fitting clothing. That will tend to make you feel “frumpy” and leave your outfit with no definition.

Instead, choose at least a more fitted style of pants if not a fitted top as well.

Balance is where it’s at!

8 Casual & Chic Shacket Outfit Ideas

Here are some of the best ways to style a shacket, including photo examples and outfit details.

We will show you most outfit ideas below wearing a plaid shacket and a solid pink corduroy shacket, but we will also explain how you can swap those for other styles and colors too.

You can wear your shacket with denim jeans, leggings, dresses and more!

Shacket Outfit Idea #1: T-Shirt Dress + Shacket + White Sneakers

shacket outfit ideas wearing a tshirt dress and white sneakers

This is a totally trendy outfit idea and perfect for spring!

Using staple pieces, like a solid color dress and sneakers, this outfit is a perfect transition to spring (or transition to fall!) outfit.

This outfit is casual enough for mom life, but dressy enough to transition straight into any date night or brunch with the family.

You can purchase Corina’s shacket here.

Shacket Outfit Idea #2: Tank Top + Shacket + Jeans

shacket outfit idea wearing chelsea boots

This is a classic shirt jacket outfit – and you can’t go wrong with classic!

Layer a tank top under your shacket and wear with your favorite high-waisted jeans or mom jeans.

This would be perfect for transitioning into the fall season (or spring season) with its light weight layers and Chelsea style ankle boots.

You can find these rubber style Chelsea boots here (other cute colors and prints too!) and also read my specific opinions on this pair on my blog post about short rain boots!

Shacket Outfit Idea #3: Sweatshirt + Leggings + Shacket

how to style your shacket with leggings athleisure style

If you have a casual vibe, this outfit is for you! A shacket, athleisure style!

I love how Corina layered her shacket over a tunic sweatshirt with leggings and athletic sneakers.

It has a chic, but put-together look and it is the perfect balance of stylish + busy mom!

Shacket Outfit Idea #4: Plaid Shacket + Bodycon Dress

how to style your shacket for date night girls night out

Take it right to date night with this outfit!

Keep it simple with all neutrals and dress up your plaid shacket with western style boots (or booties) and a pendant necklace.

If you need the extra warmth, pull on some tights and a knit cap and it’s the most adorable winter outfit for chilly days!

This outfit would also be adorable with a sweater dress!

Shacket Outfit Idea #5: Shacket + Striped Tee + Leggings

shacket outfit idea wearing a striped tee and chelsea boots

There are so many fun ways to style a striped top, but paired with leggings and a shacket, it is such a stylishly casual look.

With chelsea style boots, this outfit is perfect for moms-on-the-go!

Read more about styling chelsea boots here and grab this same pair of chelsea boots here!

Shacket Outfit Idea #6: Shacket + Sweater

shacket outfit idea jeans mules and oversize sweater

Because this is an oversized shacket, it works well even with a sweater underneath!

The look is finished off with my straight blue jeans and mule sneakers.

Plus the extra layer helps on those cool fall mornings!

Shacket Outfit Idea #7: Shacket + Graphic Tee

easy shacket outfit idea

This outfit may not seem like a groundbreaking idea, but it’s one of my favorite ways to wear my shacket.

When in doubt, grab your favorite pair of leggings, a graphic tee, and your slip-on sneakers and conquer the world, er, house work.

Shacket Outfit Idea #8: Shacket + Blouse + Leather Skirt

style your shacket with a leather skirt and blouse with loafers for date night

If you have been looking for chic shacket outfit ideas, this one may take the cake for a night out.

Again, keeping your look in a neutral color scheme, you can combine your shacket with a dressy blouse, mini skirt, tights and stylish loafers.

Finish it off with some minimalist jewelry and you have a perfect outfit for dressing up an everyday piece!

This outfit would also be darling with faux leather leggings and a tunic blouse.

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