Announcing the Ultimate Winter Bestie: The Shacket

When Spicy Girl Fall draws to a close and winter is upon us, it’s time to pack away our cute little rompers, embrace those fading tan lines, and break out the heavy winter attire. What’s more exciting than holiday-decorating the house, running outside into the first snow, and sipping gingerbread lattes while bundled up in coffee shops is the promise of layering our fave fall pieces into cute winter ‘fits. So, to dress the elephant in the room in case you’re not familiar:

What is a Shacket?

A shacket is essentially a combination of a short or jacket and looks like a slightly oversized shirt but is made from a thicker material to give off jacket vibes. There’s no better winter item than the shacket: a shirt and jacket combo that’s perfect for throwing over your tees and layering under your coats.

Plaid Shackets

Whether it’s a brisk morning and you’re slipping on a cute white tee and some jeans to go grab your much-needed morning coffee, or it’s dusk, the sun is setting and the crisp night air is rolling in, a plaid shacket is the perfect accomplice to giving you that much-needed layer of warmth and look good doing it.

We all know that one activity we can’t wait to do in peak winter: spin around on the ice at our city park’s ice rink. Your social media content needs our Plaid Button Front Shacket, the perfect complement for spinning around on the ice and excellent choice for that TikTok content you’re planning to upload of you busting out your best Tonya Harding moves. A shacket is your ice-skating bestie – it gives you a little warmth but is not as heavy as a coat, so you can twirl around with ease. This one also comes in lavender, yellow, and burgundy to brighten up your typical all-black winter aesthetic.

Looking for a little extra warmth? Our Plaid-Button Front Shacket will keep the cool weather out for when it’s particularly fresh outside and screams, “take me for adventures where we wake up and sip coffee in your pimped-out van.”

The Shirt, Shacket, Jacket Combo

For when it’s really chilly outside and you need all the layers you can get, a shacket is a great addition to your ‘fit. If you’re rocking a plain shacket, we recommend pairing it with a patterned long-sleeve or floral crop underneath and thick overcoat over the top. Our Corduroy Button-Front Shacket looks great with a cute ruched floral crop, high-waisted denim jeans and black quilted jacket. Choose from a range of fun colors including camel, olive, and charcoal.

Curl up on your bestie’s couch after a big meal or chill out in a swanky hotel lobby with a whiskey and a hot date in our Faux Pearl Buttoned Tweed Shacket. This one looks great worn with a white crop underneath and tan high-waisted pants.

Wear it Over a Dress for Boho Chic Vibes

Go bold with your style and mix and match prints for a fun, vintage boho look. We love our Floral Print Smocked Chiffon Dress worn with our Plaid Longline Shacket. Embrace full-on winter and rock a black, cream, or tan fedora and you’re ready for sipping mulled wine at the holiday market or cruising through the neighborhood checking out homes decked out with holiday décor.

Shackets and Activewear

If you’ve just broken a sweat at the gym and you have to head out into the cold to meet the fam for brunch, there’s no need to change. Throw a plaid shacket like our Plaid Flannel Shacket over your matching set and you’re good to go. Shackets are that convenient wardrobe piece that you can shove in your gym bag, drape on the passenger seat of your car, or snatch from the clothing pile for when you need to add a little extra warmth to your ‘fit without compromising on your style.

Looking for some more inspo? Check out our full collection of new arrivals in jackets and coats to keep you warm and stylish. Shop in store or online at FOREVER21.com.

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