The shacket is the extra layer you’ll actually want to put on this spring

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 River Island’s latest Studio collection that took over Instagram, it’s the long awaited upcoming H&M x Simone Rocha collection. 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 fulfil all your shacket needs. Luckily, we’ve already found our top six styles for spring, and you can shop them right now, below. 

Everyone, welcome the shacket…

Best shackets

  • H&M

    Best shackets: H&M

    This fresh springtime shade is just calling out for warmer weather. In sizes XS-XXL and four different easy-to-style hues, H&M is a go-to for the shacket (or the shirt jacket, as they call it). 

    Shop shirt jacket at H&M, £24.99


  • & Other Stories

    Best shackets: & Other Stories

    Bubblegum pink has never looked so stylish. This sleek jacket is made to be teamed with beige and grey shades. 

    Shop oversized wool jacket at & Other Stories, £120


  • Monki

    Best shackets: Monki

    In 11 different colours and prints, this lightweight style at Monki is a too good to miss. This beige and blue check colour way has to be our favourite for spring. 

    Shop regular fit shacket at Monki, £60


  • New Look

    Best shackets: New Look

    Monochrome is a key trend for spring/summer 2021, try it out with this checked jacket. It’ll look just as good with jeans as it will over a mini dress. 

    Shop dogtooth shacket at £32.99


  • French Connection

    Best shackets: French Connection

    If you want to step straight into spring territory, light-wash denim is an essential. You’ll never leave the house without this cream shacket again. 

    Shop Roksanda denim shacket at French Connection, £75


  • Arket

    Best shackets: Arket

    The heavier fabric and oversized shape of this Arket overshirt is a in-between weather winner. Wear with denim for day and switch to a midi skirt with mules for summer soirées in the near future. 

    Shop wool overshirt at Arket, £115


  • River Island

    Best shackets: River Island

    Still want to hold onto your coat? This longline, hooded style is the the perfect style to hop across seasons. Imagine this checked iteration over a slip dress with trainers. 

    Shop brown check hooded shacket at River Island, £65


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