Shackets

Meet the shacket, the transeasonal layering piece to accompany you through four seasons in a day and all seasons in a year. Women’s shackets are functional must-have shirt-jackets ready to go it alone or layered over your favourite wardrobe pieces to create a casually sophisticated look.
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Shackets - the perfect thing to finish off your outfits

The shacket delivers the combined benefits of a shirt and a jacket with effortless style. Ideal for layering, the must-have shacket tackles seasonal swings with quiet confidence - the wardrobe piece that’s not too heavy and not too light.

What is a shacket?

Settling into the nook between shirts and jackets, women’s shackets can be worn as both a shirt and a jacket. Shackets are button-down shirts featuring an oversized design typically including:

  • Wide cuts
  • Double-breasted pockets
  • Distinctive buttons
  • Big cuffs
  • Collars

Shackets have a loose flowing fit which can also be cinched at the waist with a belt or tie. Lengths vary from a long shirt length down to knee length, known as longline shackets. Fabrics may vary in weight, but are generally heavier than a lightweight shirt but lighter than a warm jacket.

The benefits of shackets

Set to become every-body’s wear-it-everywhere favourite piece this season, women’s shackets are a valuable staple with easy-going appeal. From day to night, the shacket will complete any outfit as a solo piece or layer up along with coats and jackets.

With the introduction of the shacket to women’s clothing collections, dressing for all seasons just became so much easier:

  1. For those days that are too cool for just a shirt but too warm for a jacket, the shacket is the go-to piece for layering over fitted short or long-sleeved T-shirts, casual shirts and dresses.
  2. Denim shackets travel from brunch to afternoon coffee with casual confidence and sunny style.
  3. Oversized checked shackets add interest to block colours with clean lines.
  4. Shackets work over a simple summer dress as a pair of dress shorts, your favourite pair of jeans, slimline pants or a mid-length or maxi skirt.
  5. Neutral tones such as bone or cream shackets go with just about everything in your wardrobe!

Choosing the right shacket size

Overshirts like shackets are designed with a loose fit to layer over tops and a longer line through the body. Choose a shacket in your regular shirt and jacket size so that it fits perfectly across the shoulders, across the chest and in the arms.

Ways to wear and style shackets

The multi-talented shacket is just as happy teaming up with slimline pants and dressy boots as a summer dress and low, strappy sandals. In a range of designs and paired with various wardrobe items, shackets can take the look from relaxed coffee-with-the-girls to serious style in the tweak of a button or belt.

  • Add a pop to block-coloured fitted dresses, dress shorts or skinny jeans with a belted and boldly checked shacket - also a striking outfit when paired with wide-legged pants and heels.
  • A black shacket can make the day-night transition with ease using accessories to ramp up the night-time sparkle.
  • Wear a sophisticated pair of dress shorts and a shacket over your fitted shirt or tee. Coordinate your handbag, slides or sandals for the perfect finishing touch.
Shop online or visit your nearest Sussan store to find a shacket this season - you’ll wonder what you ever did without it.
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