So I know you guys have been over familiarized with the shacket by now. It started with coveted plaid version from designer Isabel Marant and has now trickled down into nearly every fast fashion retailer you can name. Short length to long; plaid to solid; and even scuba, there are now so many varieties you can see gracing the feeds of your favorite influencers. Now I am one to pick my trends wisely, and this one I just couldn’t resist. Read on to find out how I decided to partake in the shacket festivities.
So you may be asking; what exactly is a shacket. Simply put; it’s a mix of a shirt and a jacket. it looks like a shirt but layers like a jacket. It also happens to be the equivalent of the Manolo Blahnik Timbaland Stiletto boot after Beyonce wore them in Bonnie and Clyde video. I know I’m showing my age. I mean everyone and there mom has one right about now. It’s perfect for fall weather as it’s the appropriate weight for the weather, and it is also great for layering.
A few weeks back I just happened to be in my local Target for no particular reason. I mean we all know Target is that place you don’t need a particular reason to go into. They were having a sale for 20 percent off all women’s clothing so of course I had to take a gander. I came across this white shacket in their Prologue brand and instantly loved it. I loved that it wasn’t the plaid I’ve been seeing everywhere; although I’m a fan, I liked the fact of more versatility. And the icing on the cake was the super affordable price, ringing in at just $37 after the promotion.
I plan to wear mine more as the latter half of the word. I’m more into it serving as a jacket rather than a shirt. I am also somewhat vertically challenged, so I prefer the shorter over the longer style. However there are so many easy and unique ways to style it. It should fit a bit roomy, not too snug, so you must paIr with the appropriate proportions. Wear with skinny leather trousers and or biker shorts with sneakers. It would also be super cute styled with a mini dress and combat boots. The key is to not appear roomy and sloppy, but oversized and chic. Check out some of my fave affordable options below.
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Now my guess is I don’t think this trend will be around for too long, but it’s worth a try while it lasts. For that reason, I would suggest maybe opting for a dupe rather than splurging on a designer. There are so many fun versions from some of your favorite trendy retailers. All in all, the shacket has made its debut and deserves a standing ovation!
Let me know if you are excited to try this trend or if you have already taken the plunge and purchased one.