What is a Shacket and Why am I Just Learning About It?
I'm not the most fashionable person I know, but I get by and I try to stay up to date on what's trending.
Fall happens to be my favorite time of year for fashion. I love flannel, sweaters, crewnecks, beanie hats, and boots. Seriously, I would live in 50-degree weather all year round if I could.
With that being said, I recently attended an event at Nostrano Vineyard in Milton New York called Flannels and Fedoras. I was pumped and ready to rock my best-oversized flannels, ripped jeans, and boots, looking like I was right out of a 90s grunge band.
While discussing with my friend what she would be wearing she informed me that she got a new "shacket." I didn't think much of it, but I thought she either made a typo or was just being silly adding a "sh" to her words. Listen, me and my friends do random things like that all the time. So I didn't question it.
Later on in the day, she kept repeating "shacket" and I had to stop her and ask "Is shacket an actual thing!?" She informed me that it was and that I should look it up on Amazon. Wouldn't you know it?! Thousands of shacket options.
Apparently, Shackets have been a thing since 2021. Fashion company Stitch Fix explains "A shacket, aka an overshirt, is the ultimate layer that effortlessly combines a shirt and a jacket." They can be lightweight fabrics to wooly and warm.
Like Stitch Fix says, it's basically just an oversized jacket or shirt.
Anyway, I'm going to ask for about 10 of these for the holidays. Is this a fashion trend you're getting behind?