#wearwhathow- THE SHACKET

The what I hear you say? Think the look of a shirt with the functionality and warmth of a jacket and hey presto, you have the Shacket. And before you go and think Dad’s pajama top or your Pops swanndri you might want to read on and check out my shoppable link below and see what kind of shacket you could slide into your Autumn/ Winter capsule wardrobe.

The details.

The shacket is the look of a shirt but the function of a jacket which gives us not only two kind of styling options, but more bang for you buck (and I’m all about the wardrobe mileage!) and a nod to 90’s street dressing.

The length. 

It’s important to consider where your shacket (or any jacket for that fact) finishes. Avoid having the hemline finish at the widest part of your hips, rather finish it just above the hip or where the thigh starts to taper in.

The cut. 

Boxy cuts are more relaxed with a streetwear vibe and look great when paired with a chunkier sneakier. Think of your outfit as a sandwich – chunkier or oversized jacket and footwear while your clothing in the middle is more fitted. This will give you good balance.

A more tailored shacket is perfect for casual polish in the office or to be worn buttoned up with a pair of leather look leggings and heels for a night out.

The Pattern.

Shackets are traditionally plaid, but I have found a couple in my moodboard below that may suit the pattern adverse. I always say looking for one of your best neutrals in a pattern will give you more wadrobe wear and to also consider the SIZE of the pattern – a huge box print can swamp someone petite.

Check out my #wearwhathow video on ways to style your shacket this season on instagram @kerryfinlay_stylecoach or shop the moodboard here.

1.  Farmers – Zest Check Shacket | 2. Max – Elle Leather Shirt Jacket | 3. Postie – Womens Bonded Shacket | 4. Farmer – Zest Denim Shacket | 5. Witchery – Check Long Line Shacket

Needing more on personalising your wardrobe this winter? Book now for your 1-on-1 styling session.

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