It’s perhaps testament to the versatility of this jacket that I cannot remember when I actually bought my classic Topshop version (it predates Daisy, which let’s be honest, is a life I don’t recall these days) and that I purposefully went into the loft just to retrieve it a few weeks ago.
Made for this undecided one-minute-hot-next-minute-freezing weather, the simple khaki shirt and jacket hybrid (shacket) offers not only an injection of colour but it is the perfect casual jacket for those off-duty days. Not as smart as a blazer but a great alternative to a denim jacket, have I won you over yet?
I like to team mine with a contrasting items such as a pretty broderie blouse or a satin midi skirt as the utilitarian finish of the coat takes the edge off an otherwise quite feminine piece. They also look really good paired with a hoodie and khaki can actually be a far more flattering colour than you think – perfect for those sleep-deprived nights when you need to cheat a bit. Giving further kudos to this wardrobe staple, there are plenty of variations available from a host of shops on the high street at the moment too so it inspired me to put together a little how to wear that I hope you will find helpful…
One of my failsafe outfits when I want to make a bit more effort. The contrast of the pretty ruffles against the straight cut jacket makes for a lovely combination.
On those days when you want to wear a dress but need a cover up “just in case”. This cropped, boxy version of the khaki shacket will sit nicely on the waist giving a lovely silhouette without overwhelming the dress.
This jacket is made from linen which is a fabric favourite of mine at the moment (more to come on that soon). As an honorary neutral, khaki and leopard print work really well together – plus this bag looks like it will hold A LOT of stuff.
I have thrown in a camouflage version of the jacket because as a big fan of the classic print I have one and it’s a great way of injecting a bit of something into an otherwise simple outfit. This is probably one of the simplest but also one of my favourite ways to wear the shacket.
I hope you have found this helpful and shown you alternative ways of wearing a shacket or indeed persuaded you to invest in this highly useful Spring coat.
This post was not sponsored. All thoughts, writing and opinions are my own.