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How to Style Shackets for Men and Women

Here’s the style dilemma: It’s cold enough that you need a heavier layer to keep out the chill, but not quite cold enough for a coat yet. Enter the
shacket, your new in-between-seasons wardrobe hero. A cross between a button-down shirt and a jacket, shackets are usually oversized and made
from a heavier material, like flannel, corduroy or denim. So not only are they functional, but also effortlessly cool. If you’re (somehow) not sold on
shacket life yet, read on for easy outfit ideas, along with some of our favorite picks.

Express Womens and Mens Shackets

Should I size up or down for shackets?


Most shackets have an oversized silhouette, so we
recommend sizing down if you want a more fitted look.


Do you wear a shacket open or closed?



That’s the beauty of the shacket—you’ve got options.
Depending on the style and fabric, a shacket can be worn
buttoned all the way up like a regular shirt. But for those
transitional days where the weather can’t make up its
mind, throwing your shacket over a tee, turtleneck or
Henley is the move, so that you can handle warm
afternoons and chilly evenings with ease.



Express Womens and Mens Shackets

Shacket Outfit Ideas for Her

Womens Shacket Styled With a Turtle Neck and Jeans

1. Introduce your jeans to new knits.

There’s no doubt you already have a steady supply
of sweaters and jeans in your closet. For an extra
layer of warmth (and style), pair a houndstooth
shacket over a solid turtleneck tucked into jeans.
Then, finish the look with booties or sneakers

Womens Shacket Styled With Denim

2. Try denim-on-denim

Double denim dressing is having a major moment, so
hop on the trend by teaming a cool denim shacket
with your jeans of choice. You can balance the
oversized proportions of a buttoned-up shacket with
a sleek skinny jean, or wear the shacket unbuttoned
over a long-sleeve shirt and bootcut jeans.

Womens Shacket Styled With a Dress

3. Layer over a dress.

Not ready to give up your favorite mini dresses for the
year? Easily transition them into the cooler months by
layering a shacket over top (you can’t go wrong with
edgy faux leather) and adding knee-high boots.

Womens Shacket Styled With Athleisure

4. Take your athleisure from point
A to B

Even if you’re just running out for coffee or heading
back from the yoga studio, you want to look
put-together. Swap out your old hoodie for a shacket
and throw it on over a tee and leggings so that you’re
not only warm, but prepared for any potential

Womens Shacket Styled With Faux Leather

5. Just add faux leather.

One of our favorite things about fall/winter dressing is
being able to mix and layer different fabrics. Paired with
faux leather—be it a skirt or pants—a tweed or denim
shacket looks especially chic. Complete the ’fit with a
cozy blanket scarf or knit beanie and boom, you’re
nailing the season.

Shacket Outfit Ideas for Him

Mens Shacket Styled With a Button Down

1. Give your blazer a break.

For a fresh take on polished casual, pair your
favorite button-down with a patch pocket shirt
jacket. You’ll still look sophisticated, but with a
rugged twist, making it the perfect desk-to-dinner
wardrobe solution.

Mens Shacket Styled With Dark Wash Denim

2. Say yes to plaid

The epitome of cold-weather style, plaid isn’t just for
flannels anymore. Start with a neutral-toned Henley
or classic crewneck sweater, and top with a shirt
jacket in extra-cozy fleece. Complete the look with
dark wash denim and boots.

Mens Shacket Styled With a Tee and Jeans

3. Invest in a chore coat.

What’s a chore coat, you ask? Simply put, it’s a boxy,
structured shirt jacket with big pockets. And as far as
we’re concerned, it’s an essential layering piece for
every guy’s wardrobe that looks just as good with a tee
and jeans as it does with a button-down and chinos.