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This autumn the shacket (Is it a shirt? Is it a jacket) is just about everywhere. Here’s our guide on how to wear it and our top picks to see you through the season in style.

The shacket – a shirt-come-jacket – has already reached hero piece status and is undoubtedly the answer to that all too often smart-casual dilemma. A hybrid that will see you through the autumn weather and well into winter, it’s designed to be dressed up and dressed down depending on whether you’re WFH or popping into the office. It’s cosier than a shirt, lighter than a full-on winter coat; yep, this is your perfect go-anywhere wardrobe staple that’s made for layering.

HOW TO WEAR

Get the look right by playing around with layers, whether that’s a comfy cardi, hoodie or chunky-knit jumper. Pair with your favourite mum jeans, trainers and a slogan sweatshirt for a more relaxed weekend look, and if the temperatures fall, simply wear buttoned up under a cosy utility coat. You can also go for a more playful feel with a mini skirt or leather shorts and biker boots.

Alternatively, go chic and neutral with beige tones; ditch the trench coat and instead wear your shacket with a cream funnel neck top and black wide-legged trousers for that hard-to-nail city chic. Style your look with well-chosen accessories – add a scarf for a pop of colour or team with an on-trend ruck sack or cross-body bag.

OUR PICK OF THE HIGH STREET

This super soft oatmeal shacket, £50 from Next, features oversized utility pockets at the front and side-seam pockets for an extra bit of practicality.

The beauty of Ted Baker’s Mayan shacket is in its versatility; button it up solo like a shirt, layer it over a knit for extra warmth or don it like outerwear. £275, from Selfridges.

The super comfy Teddy shacket, £69 from M&S Collection. In the prettiest pink, wear it over a sweatshirt and joggers to take your off-duty look up a notch.

Beige and black checked shacket £28, worn with a roll-neck jumper, £6, and faux leather short, £12.50 – all from George at Asda.

Effortless and seriously cool, this brushed shacket, £39.99 from New Look, will be your new wardrobe favourite for the season and beyond.

Layer it up … longline check shacket, £38, worn with Wild & Free slogan T-shirt, £4.50, brown PU leggings, £20, cream hoodie, £12.50, and cream Chelsea boots, £28 –  all from Tu at Sainsbury’s.

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