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
Linking Up with these Fabulous Blogs HERE!
Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits
Bo ~ Bo's Bodacious Blog
Joanna ~ My Slice of Life
Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style
Marsha~ Marsha in the Middle
Mireille ~ Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom
Rosemary ~ Distinctly Southern Style