Thursday, November 17, 2022

Layering Essentials for Fall with Ageless Style

Ageless Style is a monthly style challenge and link up for women of all ages.   Each month we pick a different theme and style an outfit based on that theme.  This month's theme is:  "Layering Essentials for Fall" and was picked by Joanne.

This November, the ladies of Ageless Style and I are showing  our "Layering Essentials for Fall".   There are so many ways to layer clothes in the fall:  scarves, jackets, cardigans, blazers, etc., but since "Shackets" are really trending right now, I decided to show two completely different ways to layer with a "Shacket".  One is a dressy option, and the other is super casual.

If you don't know what a "Shacket" is, it is a large, oversized, shirt worn as a jacket.  Some materials can be thinner, like the corduroy shacket I'm wearing in the picture above left, and others can be very thick and warm like the flannel above right which has a quilted lining.

Let's take a look at each shacket one at a time.

For my first outfit, I paired a lightweight corduroy jacket with a shift dress.

The burgundy shift dress has short sleeves so the shacket was perfect for keeping my arms warm in the cooler fall weather, but because it is lightweight, I wasn't too warm like I would be if I wore a cardigan.

The shacket has a nice long length in the back, so it will be perfect to wear with leggings too.

To complete the look, I wore tall brown boots, carried a black bag with brown straps, and chose a long beaded necklace and gold bracelet.

For my second outfit, I am showing a casual hiking outfit.  This fall day was much colder than the one above.  I wore a warm white turtle neck sweater under my shacket to keep cozy warm.

This shacket is more like an actual jacket because it has a quilted lining and is super warm.  I love to use this one at home to throw on quickly if I need to run outside.

I chose khaki pants, to coordinate with all the beige I had already going on in the sweater and the shacket.  And because it was so cold, I added a black beanie and white knit gloves.  Because we were hiking, I wore my Merrel hiking boots, but if I were wearing this on the street, I'd probably have such cute booties on.

 If you'd like to purchase either of these shackets,  I found the corduroy one HERE and the plaid one HERE.  I do not make any commission on your purchase, I provide the links for your convenience only.

And now, be sure to check out how the rest of the ladies are styling their "Layering Essentials for Fall" and link up your outfits with us below.

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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  1. Shackets are my favorite layering piece right now. Love both outfits but the dressy look is my favorite! Thanks for the linkup!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  2. Love the burgundy dress and brown boots on you! Looks perfect for fall and the shacket added some dimension to the outfit.

  3. I love how you showcased that a shacket could be dressed up or down. It's really a modern version of the cardigan and they are both fabulous.

    1. Thank you! Yes, I agree about the modern version of the cardigan.

  4. These are both great looks! I rarely think of pairing a shacket with a dress but it is a great way to transition pieces from one season to the next. I LOVE that hiking outfit!!

    1. Thank you. I love how adding a shacket takes the dressy look down a notch so I don't look too dressy. Our culture is so casual these days, but I still like to wear dresses, so this is way I can do that and not stand out too much.

  5. These are both nice outfits! You layer well for your cooler weather, that is such a good topper for your dress and in the second outfit it's such a nice casual outfit for hiking :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful day :)

  6. I absolutely love that burgundy dress on you, that color is made for you! And the corduroy jacket completes the look so nicely!
    The plaid jacket looks fabulous for all kinds of outdoorsy activities and you styled it so nicely here for a hiking adventure!

    1. Thanks Ellie. I really love the 'shacket' trend.

  7. They look so warm and cozy! And I love your hiking photos!

  8. I like both of these: I was tempted to get mine in plaid but knew I would wear the cream one more. I will be trying mine with a dress soon: great inspo in your look there!

    1. Thank you. I do think the cream is more versatile too, but I love the plaid as well. One of each can't hurt?

  9. Beautiful Amy!
    Thank you for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month my friend.

  10. I love the burgundy dress, it looks great with the brown boots. Gorgeous autumnal colours. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx


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