Every well-rounded closet has a few throw-on-and-go pieces (read: lazy-girl style staples) that you can turn to time and again when wardrobe conundrums start to rear their ugly heads. Classic white shirts, leather jackets and everyday essential denim count themselves as part of this closet MVP crew, but there’s one piece in particular we think deserves a bit more style cred: the tried-and-true shacket (shirt + jacket, duh). As versatile as your go-to denim jacket, but with a bit of tough-girl edge thrown in, the timeless topper boasts some serious sartorial power, bringing balance and cool contrast to ensembles centered around closet basics and statement pieces alike. This week, Style Resolutions is showing you three easy ways to re-spark that love affair with this military-inspired number, taking it from the office to off-duty with effortless ease.


How to Wear a Shacket for Work

Let’s be real — you spend A LOT of time at the office, so why settle for blasé duds that do nothing for your #OOTD game? Business casual and HR-appropriate don’t have to mean slipping into a pinstripe suit (although that would be an incredibly on-trend move to pull ATM); there are so many ways to get your girlboss on and show off some of that killer personality too. Case in point: the getup above. Glitzy drop earrings, an elegant bow-neck blouse and architectural kitten heels are the foundation for a standout ensemble that strikes the ultimate balance of on-the-job ready and street-style chic. Swap out snoozy black trousers for leather pants that define panache, and toss on a laid-back utility jacket in lieu of your favorite blazer. While you’re at it, ditch the traditional working-girl tote for a bucket bag with RN appeal.


& Other Stories Cotton-Twill Structured Shirt ($95) + Mango Tie-Neck Blouse ($60), H&M Leather Pants ($349), Finery Stella Sling Back With Buckle ($155), J.Crew Crystal Fan Earrings ($48), Urban Outfitters Minimal Metal Bun Holder ($16), Mango Leather Appliqué Bag ($80), Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Color in Swish ($24)

How to Wear a Shacket for a Night Out

We’re on a mission to knock the bodycon and LBD from their place of prestige in your GNO lineup. Why? There are just too many other on-point options out there to keep the same tired duds constantly on repeat. Look to cool-girl standbys like metallic culottes and sassy bodysuits to ground your after-hours getup in style icon territory, then go to town with modern glitzy extras for a hint of dancing-queen edge. And if suede and leather jackets are your signature for late-night shenanigans, go beyond your comfort zone and throw on a shacket before heading out the door for that much-needed dose of don’t-mess.


& Other Stories Cotton-Twill Structured Shirt ($95) + H&M Bodysuit With Lacing ($25), Zara Flowing Cropped Trousers ($30), Topshop Rich Satin Cross Strap Sandals ($85), BaubleBar Niagra Drops ($34), Nasty Gal Candy Store Rock Amethyst Clutch ($48), Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Hangry ($20), Fay Andrada Rysty Hi Ring ($150)

How to Wear a Shacket for the Weekend

Consider a shacket an essential component to your fall capsule wardrobe. Our favorite way to wear it: alongside flirty, feminine separates, like this floral button-front dress, to create a subtle grunge-era effect. For extra It-girl appeal, slip into a set of statement sneakers and start layering on the runway-ready extras (think: suede top-handle bag and round crossbar sunnies). With dipping temps on the verge of becoming the norm, snuggly accessories are key, so add this oatmeal-colored beanie to your bag swag stat.


& Other Stories Cotton-Twill Structured Shirt ($95) + Madewell Silk Moonshade Maxi Dress in Palmflower ($188), An Hour and a Shower Lys in White ($360), Zara Mini Split Suede Crossbody Bag ($50), Herschel Supply Co. Elmer Beanie ($20), Zara Geometric Choker Pack ($23), Nasty Gal Roof Is on Wire Circle Shades ($20)

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