The shirt jacket – or shacket – is the transitional jacket of dreams. Part jacket, part shirt, it’ll answer all your style needs as it was made for layering over loungewear, tees and summer dresses too. Chilly summer's eve? Grab your shacket and go!
Since the shacket trend exploded on the high street, it’s graduated from the traditional checked or beige shacket to shackets in shearling, jersey, cord, boucle, brights and leather too. From H&M to New Look, shop the best shackets on the high street…
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White Stuff checked shacket, £40, John Lewis
The relaxed cut of this checked shacket is universally flattering and pairs well with jeans, sandals and leggings.
Belted denim shacket, £35.40, Karen Millen
When is a denim jacket not a denim jacket? When it's this chic belted version!
Oasis satin belted shacket, £17, Debenhams
Look for lighter materials too, like Oasis' satin belted shacket for a glam version.
Zebra Oversized Faux Wool Shacket, £28, Nasty Gal
Cosy but oh-so-cool, this shacket is made in faux wool and features a boxy, cool-gal relaxed fit. We are especially loving the pointed collar and funky zebra print.
Cord shacket, £29.99, H&M
The mint green hue of this H&M shacket is DREAMY.
Checked shacket, £40, CottonOn
For something cosier, this CottonOn shacket comes in a variety of colours and is a little thicker than cotton shackets.
Fringe suede jacket, £51, Missguided
This would be a great festival cover-up, but no festival? No problem - bring the vibe to the pub instead.
BDG patchwork shacket, £69, Urban Outfitters
BDG's patchwork shacket is a brilliant wear with anything shacket - even over a bikini!
Native Youth leopard print shacket, £28, ASOS
If checks or a plain shacket aren't for you, go for leopard print - it is a neutral, after all!
The denim shirt, £250, Juggurnauth
Yes it's a bit of a splurge but we are obsessed with this denim shacket from new label, Juggurnauth, created by A Place In The Sun presenter Lee Juggurnauth. Made in a buttery beige denim, which would look just as incredible with mom jeans as it would with classic tailored trousers, it's a versatilepiece plus a percentage of the sale will go towards Unicef, the brand's chosen charity.
Omzin plaid shacket, from £20.99, Amazon
The bright pink check is such a fresh look for spring, especially with stonewash jeans and a crisp white tee.G
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Dorothy Perkins beige shacket, £20.49, eBay
This plain Dorothy Perkins shacket has a utility vibe to it that we're loving for spring.
Borg shacket, £60, Monki
Swap your bulky teddy winter coat for a borg shacket in this sugary shade.
Gingham shacket, £29.99, New Look
Heading to a picnic in the park? Wrap up in a gingham overshirt for the cutest of picnic attire.
Boucle shacket, £32, River Island
River Island's boucle shirt jacket is giving us Kate Middleton vibes.
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Pink wool shacket, £120, & Other Stories
Is there a prettier colour than this & Other Stories pink wool shacket? We think not.
Checked shacket, £19.80, Boohoo
A classic checked shacket can be worn season after season! This navy brushed shirt jacket will see you through to summer.
Long shacket, £139.95, Free People
The green hue and longer length of this Free People shacket put a twist on the traditional checked shacket.
Animal print shacket, £167, AllSaints
Zebra is fast becoming the cool-girl's animal print of choice, and how cool is AllSaints' twist on the print?
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Mamalicious maternity shacket, £22.40, ASOS
Mamalicious' maternity shacket has a handy belt to keep it tied, or wear loose and casual.
Leather look shacket, £34.50, Warehouse
Here's one to add to your shacket collection - a leather version, in the crispest of sage shades.
Pink checked shacket, £19.99, Zara
Pastels are going nowhere for spring, and we love the slightly muted tone of Zara's pink plaid shacket.
Acne shacket, £510, Harvey Nichols
The fuzzy texture of this Acne shacket is modern yet luxe, and cosy too - it's crafted from a wool and alpaca blend.
Tweed shacket, £33.80, La Redoute
Checks not for you? Try tweed instead - it's a smarter style but would work just as well with jeans as sharp tailoring too.
Denim Jacket With Belt, £39.99, Mango
Nothing says summer style quite like a white shacket. This one from Mango features a straight cut with a tie to cinch in your waist if you want to.
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