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Styling a Shacket: Autumn's Biggest Fashion Trend #AD


Autumn 2019 saw the rise of the humble shacket. They seemed to be every fashion influencer's fall style essential! Popular in both mens and womens clothing lines, and as much a feature of designer runways as they were on the high street, the shacket has made a big return in 2020 as well. But what actually is a shacket and how should you be jumping on the trend this season? 

Well, you probably don't need me to explain to you that the the term “shacket” simply stands for “shirt jacket." They are ideal layering pieces: they're a little thicker than your average button-down shirt but not quite so warm as a jacket. Think of the shacket as the perfect autumnal equivalent of your favourite summer denim jacket. Stick a long-sleeve tee underneath and a coat on top and you've got a really cosy outfit! Shackets make for effortlessly cool (and practical!) weekend wear and so today, I'm here to share how I've styled my favourite shacket from Femme Luxe on an autumnal Saturday. Let's get started!

Femme Luxe Pink Check Print Oversized Button Up Pocket Shacket - Isabella

The Shacket

Pink isn't a colour that I usually gravitate towards, but when I spotted this checked shacket on the Femme Luxe new in page, I just had to grab it! Although it had already sold out in my usual size when I came to place my order, the oversized fit meant that I could size up without causing the item to dwarf my frame. As has become customary with my Femme Luxe orders, I was really impressed by the quality of this piece. 

The metal popper fastenings are really sturdy and the material is thick and soft. It has real pockets too, which is always a treat with women's clothing! The shacket is definitely versatile as well - I chose to dress it down here for a really casual look, but with a pair of black jeans and heels, this could easily be elevated for an evening out at the pub. I'm really excited to keep wearing this shacket throughout autumn!

Femme Luxe Pink Check Print Oversized Button Up Pocket Shacket
Pink Check Print Oversized Button Up Pocket Shacket - Isabella Femme Luxe

The Bodysuit

I've waxed lyrical about bodysuits countless times in my fashion blog posts in the past, so it's no surprise that I chose to pair my new shacket with one of Femme Luxe's scoop neck one-pieces. I was initially worried that the white material of this particular bodysuit would leave little to the imagination underneath, but the ribbed design meant that (happily!) nothing was visible. 

I'm also a huge fan of the neckline of this top. Despite being someone who isn't that blessed in the boob department, the bodysuit really flattered what I do have! In addition, the bodysuit was true to size and was very comfortable to wear even while my fiancé and I cycled to our photoshoot location! Like the shacket, this bodysuit can definitely be dressed up or down - I envisage wearing it with some pleather trousers and a lightweight duster jacket for a night out look.

Femme Luxe Cream Scoop Neck Ribbed Long Sleeve Bodysuit - Keira
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The Trackies

If there's one thing that Femme Luxe is known for, it's their cute and comfortable loungewear! I now own several sets of their trackies and they've never let me down, so it was an easy decision to pick out these cuffed grey joggers to complete my shacket-inspired look. The joggers are SO soft (inside and out) and once you put them on, you won't want to take them off! The cuffs make them ideal for lounging around on the sofa too, as they don't ride up your leg and leave you with chilly ankles. These joggers went up in my estimations again thanks to their substantial pockets and the drawstring waist makes them super adjustable too - perfect if you need to loosen them off after your Friday night takeaway! 

Do you own a shacket? How do you like to style it? Let me know in the comments below!