The oversize shirt jacket is about to become your favourite wardrobe addition, and the high street has created some of the best styles around.
Praising the high street for its new season offerings is something we’ve become very familiar with. If it’s not Zara’s sell-out puff sleeve tops that took over Instagram, it’s the H&M sequin skirt that stole the limelight during party season. Now, we’ve seen one particular item all over our favourite high street stores and it’s gained the fashion team’s attention for all the right reasons.
The ‘shacket’ is the hybrid between the classic shirt and jacket that’s about to become everyone’s favourite throw-on-anytime wardrobe addition.
So what’s so great about it we hear you ask? Well, while we’re all experiencing the Spring conundrum ‘to layer or not to layer?’, this cover-up is the answer. The wool blend styles makes them thicker than your average shirt, but thinner than your heavy duty winter coat so you can layer them underneath without looking like Joey from Friends in the one where he puts on all of Chandler’s clothes, at once.
The Stylist fashion team have all said they would wear one, and the best thing is, they suit literally everyone. The oversize shape is perfect for layering over t-shirts and dresses and you have the option of wearing it done up to channel the shirt element, or undone as a jacket. It’s basically a two-for-one buy if you ask us.
Look to the high street to fulfill all your shacket needs. While you can search for the term on Topshop and Asos, you may find the rest of them in the shirt or jacket sections. Luckily, we’ve already found our top six styles for spring, and you can shop them right now, below. Everyone, welcome the shacket…
Boxy and oversized, the fit of this jacket is supposed to be loose, but if you prefer a slightly more fitted silhouette we suggest opting for a size down.
The heavier fabric and oversize shape on this Arket overshirt is a surefire winner. Wear with denim for day and switch to a dusty pink midi skirt with mules for after dark.
This classic go-with-everything colour will make sure you get great cost-per-wear.
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If you want to inject some colour into any outfit, then this punchy blue style is a go-to.
Wear this striped jacket with a white t-shirt, chunky chain necklace and cream high waisted trousers for a take on monochrome dressing.
The utility styling of this shacket gives the classic khaki jacket a warm update.
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