A few weeks ago I styled a plaid shacket outfit, and opinions were mixed… as I knew they would be. Today I’m back with solid beige shacket outfit for a more elevated take on this winter/spring 2021 trend.
It was the solid beige shackets that I was drawn to when I first started noticing the trend. I like the plaid ones too, but they’re a little too reminiscent of how I dressed when I was in college in the ’90s.
This solid beige shacket doesn’t have the same “lumberjack” vibe a the plaid one I styled before. It’s also more streamlined and slimmer through the arms, plus it has a shirttail hem, all of which work together to give it a more elevated look and feel.
This faux suede shacket truly is a shirt-jacket. It’s heavier than a regular shirt, but not as stiff and structured as my suede moto jackets — more of a microsuede material. It has 12% elastane for ease of movement and a smooth polyester lining that feels nice against the skin. (If you don’t care for the suede, it comes in a solid beige fleece, as well.)
While this is more of a jacket than a shirt, it’s also part of the outfit — not something I remove when I go indoors. It’s quite comfortable, though, a really nice weight for late winter/early spring weather here in Philly. I was glad for the warmth it offered on this 45-degree day. In fact, this is the outfit I wore home from our photo shoot.
My only caveat with this shacket is the price. It’s more than I wanted to spend on a trendy piece, but it really nails the look and feel I was going for. Abercrombie does run promotions from time to time, so I’ll keep and eye on it and report back if it goes on sale.
This shacket runs true to size (I have the small) and comes in several other nice solid colors as well. The terracotta and light blue-grey are both great choices, if you prefer more color in your outfits.
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I kept the minimalist vibe going with a white tee, blue jeans, and white sneakers. These are my AGOLDE Toni straight ankle jeans, and I love the slim straight cut through the legs.
These jeans work really well for ladies who love their skinnies and are struggling to get on board with the straighter silhouettes that are trending. They run true to size; I have the small.
My Veja Esplar sneakers are still going strong after two years of regular wear. I love the court-inspired design and the simplicity of the tonal logo stitching.
They do take a bit of breaking in, but it didn’t take long. I wore them for a day of plane travel and then all over Disney World right after I got them with no issues. (I did wear no-show socks.)
My best tip for breaking them in is to not lace them into the final hole. You can also move the tongue to the side, but I didn’t need to do that when I changed how they were laced. They’re true to size; I have the 39, for anyone who uses my sizes as a gauge.
I’m wearing the ATM schoolboy v-neck tee, which I love, but I also recommend the Banana Republic slub cotton-modal v-neck for a lower price point. I have that one in the scoop-neck version, which I wear a lot. For size reference, I take a medium in the ATM and BR tees.
For earrings, I wore oversized pearl studs, but I really could have used a necklace with this beige shacket outfit. I packed seven outfits to shoot that day, and I totally forgot to grab a necklace to wear with this one.
I know this look isn’t for everyone, but I think the shacket is a great alternative to a cardigan or utility jacket that we often wear this time of year. There’s still a place for those as well, but this beige shacket outfit is a more updated look for running errands or meeting a friend for coffee. I can wear this and feel modern and on trend without looking like my teenage daughters.
Be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the spring outfit she’s styling today.
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photos: Alison Cornell