I Have a Feeling You Already Own Spring's #1 Buy

Maxine Eggenberger

Hands up if you bought into the shacket trend last year. (That'll be all of you, then.) You could definitely argue that the humble shacket was 2019's ultimate hero buy—one which even we didn't see coming. Now though, we can't even bear to think about getting dressed without it. This is why we're so pleased, even though we find ourselves on the cusp of a new season, that the shacket is still very much part of 2020's style agenda

Both high-street and designer brands have pledged their allegiance to the shacket, with more styles cropping up in this week's new-in sections than any other garment. From Topshop's cream offering to Vince's buttery-soft leather take, the shacket looks set to continue dominating our wardrobes right through till spring. 

Thrown on with your favourite jeans and boots or styled with miniskirts and heels, the shacket will elevate all of your looks to cool new heights in a flash. But don't take our word for it. Here are six fresh shacket outfit ideas to try over the coming weeks. 

PICK A PASTEL HUE

Style Notes: Nothing says spring quite like a pastel hue, which is handy seeing as the latest shacket edit seems to be predominantly candy colours. Karina expertly stops her ensemble from becoming too twee by adding a strong burgundy bag into the equation. 

Topshop Pale Pink Shacket (£59)

Marks and Spencer Cropped Jeans (£25)

Wandler Hortensia Medium Leather Shoulder Bag (£650)

Dear Frances Spirit Boot (£540)

WEAR WITH LEATHER

Style Notes: While it's a no-brainer to wear your shacket with trusty denim, the more you wear it, the more the novelty will wear off. Ensure you keep the spark alive by switching out your jeans in favour of a pair of leather trews (be they vegan or leather) from time to time. 

Weekday Padded Overshirt (£60)

The Row The Sling Leather Bag (£2475)

& Other Stories Cuffed Leather Trousers (£295)

Topshop Vegan Black Chunky Lace Up Boots (£42)

THINK BEYOND WOOL TEXTURES

Style Notes: Not all shackets are made equal—nor are they all woollen, either. Make like Ada and hunt down leather iterations of the shacket for a glossy take on the relaxed trend. Then, for maximum retro appeal, pair with wide-leg jeans. 

Vince Leather Shirt (£660)

Topshop Tall White Premium Racer Vest (£9)

Ksubi Kicker High Rise Jeans (£240)

Reiss Sophia Boots (£110)

CHECK IT OUT

Style Notes: Typically, shackets were checked. It's only now that they come in solid block colours. We love how Jessie has honed the classic look of the checked shacket but given it a very modern overhaul with an animal-print miniskirt, thick-sole boots, and an elegant top-handle bag. 

Zara Check Overshirt (£50)

Sprwmn Snake-Effect Leather Mini Skirt (£372)

Yuzefi Loaf Leather Tote (£490)

Gucci Leon Chelsea Boots (£700)

TAKE THE TONAL APPROACH

Style Notes: We've said it before, and we'll say it again: The easiest way to look effortlessly chic is to wear one colour top to toe. Alexis applies this logic to her cream shacket, which she's paired with matching ecru jeans. 

Topshop Cream Button Shacket (£79)

Slvrlake Straight Jeans (£265)

Church's Burwood Leather Brogues (£490)

LAYER OVER SHORT HEMLINES

Style Notes: Striking the perfect high-low outfit balance is an art form—one that Pernille has mastered. Her oversize shacket offsets her short hemline, while her glitzy shoes are neutralised with the addition of woollen socks. 

& Other Stories Oversized Wool Blend Workwear Shirt (£120)

Uniqlo Cashmere Jumper (£80)

Saint Laurent Wool Shorts (£685)

COS Speckled Socks (£10)

Manolo Blahnik Satin Shoes (£925)

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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