The shacket trend is still growing strong! It’s the perfect combination of a warm shirt and a jacket all in one. This houndstooth shacket takes this piece up a notch or two!
We’ve all seen the many cute versions of this top in plaids of all kinds, and it’s fun to find it in another pattern. Houndstooth is one of those plaids that has stood the test of time.
Like most plaids, houndstooth is thought to have originated from Scotland. I wrote a brief history of plaid a few years ago in the post, Plaid Midi Dress and Booties for Fall.
Read on for the details on this particular houndstooth shacket.
How to Style a Houndstooth Shacket
The Houndstooth Shirt Jacket
The shacket look reminds me of my teens when we wore jeans (usually straight-leg, of course) with a plaid flannel shirt over a tee. I recall it was kind of my “uniform,” and that of most of my friends. So, here we are again!
Of course, the shackets we see right now are made of many fabrics and patterns and tend to be slightly heavier than a flannel shirt. Both cozy and trendy, this is the perfect find for fall.
This version is warm but not bulky and will serve as a casual coat for most of the winter for me. Black and white look good with almost anything.
For sizing info, I am wearing a small. It’s just slightly oversized and I can wear a sweater under it.
I’m styling the jacket with basic black here, in kind of a column look so you can see all the pieces. I just this look with bootcut jeans! But there are SO many ways to wear this shacket!
Here are just a ways to style it:
- Buttoned over faux leather or solid leggings
- Belted over slacks
- With your favorite denim jeans
- With a bold top or pants
- Styled up with bold accessories
- With a warm turtleneck on a cold night
I have other black booties and ankle boots, but I just added these kitten heel booties as I wanted something for a dressier look. They are on sale, so it’s a good time to pick them up.
To show off the jacket, I’ve added a simple black cami underneath.
And to illustrate how it looks belted, I’ve added a wide woven leather belt. It really changes up the look, doesn’t it?
Later on, I might wear this cute chenille sweater with a ruched shoulder (on sale in several colors at Express!) for a higher neck to keep me warm.
What do you think of this houndstooth shacket? How would you style it?
Watch for a casual plaid shirt jacket in a future post.