Why a shacket is the fall staple you need ASAP

Here's the thing about fall. While we're ready for all things boots and pumpkins, the weather can make getting dressed feel a bit all over the place. The morning might be chilly followed by a scorching afternoon and cool again when the sun goes down. The answer to all your fashion woes? A shacket.

Hold up, you say. What the heck is a shacket?

Chances are, you've already got one in your closet. The shacket—otherwise known as a shirt jacket–gets my vote as the most versatile piece of clothing in one's wardrobe. When it comes to transitioning seasons, they're ideal for layering and (depending on where you live) can carry you right on through winter. In most cases, they resemble a traditional button down shirt with chest pockets and collars, but are generally made from a thicker wool, flannel or quilted material. But what I love so much is that there's a version for every style sensibility. From refined silhouettes with belted waists to slouchy oversize cuts that look like you swiped them from your husband's closet, a shacket can take a simple jeans and T-shirt outfit to the next level.

We've rounded up some of our favorite fall shackets that will make getting dressed completely effortless–no matter what kind of weather the day brings.

Steve Madden Eldridge Plaid Coat

Long but not overly so, we love this style and color combo that can seamlessly straddle blacks and browns.

& Other Stories Belted Overshirt Jacket

Versatility reigns with this gorgeous recycled wool number from & Other Stories. Wear it belted for a more chic put together look, or let it hang loose and cas.

Madewell Corduroy Yorkway Shirt-Jacket

Madewell Corduroy Yorkway Shirt-Jacket

Who says corduroy is just for pants? With its plentiful pockets, high-low hem and rounded side splits, this button-front jacket is just begging to go apple picking.

J. Crew Quilted Puffer Shirt-Jacket

With the added Primaloft fill, this cozy quilted piece from J. Crew can coast all the way through fall and even winter depending on your location.

H & M Oversize Shirt Jacket

Chunky buttons and an oversize fit make this plaid shacket look like you stole it from your dude's closet (in the best way.)

BDG Ashlynn Embellished Shirt Jacket

We hate to see you leave, but love to watch you walk away in this fabulous piece from BDG. The all-over landscape print is dotted with embroidered details like cacti and a sunset. It's a statement shacket if ever we saw one.

Wild Fable Women's Shirt Jacket

An oversized fit and medium denim wash make this wallet-friendly shacket a perfect match for everything from bike shorts to leggings.

BP Polly Oversized Quilted Shirt Jacket

With its long line and quilted puffy construction, this one is more jacket than shirt, but we're not mad at it.

Avec Les Filles Washed Quilted Shirt Jacket

If you've ever dreamed of wrapping yourself up in your toddler's cotton quilt and gone about your day without getting all the side eye, this one's for you. Cozy-core is where it's at this fall. Don't try to tell me otherwise.

H & M Faux Shearling Shirt Jacket

As I was saying cozy-core. If you'd rather wrap yourself in a full on teddy-bear-esque faux shearling, we're here for it.

AE Brushed Plaid Shacket


The textured fuzziness of this AE's plaid shacket is giving us more fall vibes than a PSL.

Free People Montauk Shirt Jacket

If your favorite slouchy sweatshirt came back as a jacket, this is what you'd get.