Fashion Girls Are Obsessed With The Shirt Jacket Trend — Here's Exactly How to Wear One IRL
Duality is a prominent theme in fashion right now. We've already given you the low down on the two-toned trend that's taking the street style scene by storm, and now, we're here to discuss shirt jackets (or shackets). With a "can do both" quality, shirt jackets are intended for oversize fit with utilitarian details that look achingly cool whether you style one as a shirt or worn open as a top layer (hence the name). Coming in a variety of fabrics and prints like leather, plaid, and wool, not to mention varied cuts that range from long and boxy to cropped and belted, there are plenty of shirt jackets to choose.
While the weather is still chilly, a roomy shirt jacket looks so fresh layered over a thin turtleneck with straight-leg jeans or leather pants. For a cinched look, try belting a style over your pant of choice, or a silky slip skirt or dress for more of a feminine look. If you're all about leaning into the utilitarian trend, try an oversize style in combination with the cargo pocket trend. Or, if you find a style that hits you at mid-thigh, you can rock one buttoned all the way up in lieu of a dress.
Since we're crushing hard on shirt jackets and seeing them pop up everywhere from our Instagram feeds to the street style scene at New York Fashion Week, we're breaking down a some of our favourite outfit formulas so you can feel confident in your ability to rock the look this season. Once you've taken in all the outfit inspiration, keep scrolling for our edit of styles to shop, from under-$100 versions to designer styles.