The fashion industry loves a hybrid. Remember the humble coatigan, which for a while served as the perfect cosy take on outerwear? Well, this season has been all about the shacket: the shirt/jacket hybrid.
When it’s too hot to wear a coat, yet too cool for a cardi, the shacket serves as the perfect in-betweener.
It’s also incredibly versatile to style. Woollen checked ones look great with jeans, knitwear and boots. Corduroy styles, military options and smarter pieces can be teamed with a dress or two-piece.
High street retailers have been making the most of the shacket trend this season. It all began when H&M’s £29.99 Herringbone Weave Shirt Jacket sold out in an instant. This was followed by the likes of Mango’s slightly pricier, heavier version, and the most recent one everybody’s been loving is the blue ASOS design.
In short, shackets are the most versatile outerwear option to covet as the seasons change – and they’re hot property. Here are our favourites to invest in before they go out of stock too.
17 of the best shackets to shop on the high street right now