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10 Best ‘Shackets’ for Cozy Fall Layering

Francesca Krempa

Photo: Getty Images/Kathrin Ziegler
Dressing for fall isn't always easy. As the weather cools down, mornings and evenings might call for warmer clothes and even jackets or coats. But by the time the sun comes out, anything too heavy just gets uncomfortable.

A portmanteau of the words "shirt" and "jacket," the perfect item for fall layering is a shacket. The shacket solves all your layering laments. They're not so light as to let the chill in, but they're not so heavy that they'll leave you sweaty on a sunny day. Most shackets are perfectly mid-weight, great for wearing over a T-shirt.

Say goodbye to autumnal outerwear confusion. Treat yourself to a shacket, the fall layering essential you didn't know you needed. Whether you're leaf peeping on a fall hike or running to get a PSL, below are some editor-approved recommendations from  Madewell, Faherty, and more.

10 of the best shackets for cozy fall layering

Madewell, Corduroy Yorkway Shirt-Jacket — $88.00

This dreamy shacket is crafted of ultra-soft corduroy that’s just the right weight for autumn. It’s slightly oversized, perfect for layering over tees and shirts when the temps drops, while the sleeves can be rolled up in case you get warm. Available in a wide variety of sizes in sage green, white, brown, and pink.

The North Face, Wool Harrison Shacket — $190.00

If you want something a little bit snugglier, opt for this fleecy shacket designed by The North Face. The wool is about as soft and cozy as you can get, while the relaxed fit and dropped shoulders fit seamlessly over sweaters and base layers. Available in white, black, and green.

Faherty, Atmosphere Packable Shirt Jacket — $100.00

This airy, technical shacket from Faherty is made from 100 percent recycled polyester, so it’s good for you and Mother Earth. The material is water-repellant and packable, designed to be compact in suitcases, backpacks, and more. If you’re planning outdoor fall adventures, it’s a great transitional piece to keep handy.

Prana, Tri Thermal Shacket — $130.00

Another wonderfully warm option, Prana’s shacket features a knit outer and a fleece liner, so you’re guaranteed to stay comfortable when it gets colder. There’s faux horn buttons for keeping the wind out and, of course, signature pockets for easy storage. Available in black, grey, and beige.

Amazon, Boyfriend Plaid Shacket — $35.00

For low commitment, snag this shacket from Amazon for just $35. The faded material gives off a vintage feel, while the oversized fit elevates the effortless, casual look. Available in classic neutrals or trendy plaids that are perfect for autumn.

Nordstrom, Good American Faux Leather Shirt Jacket — $160.00

Who said shackets have to be wool or flannel? This faux leather piece from Good American is sleek and refined. It’s loose enough to fit over a tank or cami. Once it gets it gets breezy, snap the buttons up to keep the chill out.

Katin, Harold Jacket — $110.00

Legendary surf brand Katin makes this fitted flannet shirt jacket that looks good with jeans, khakis, shorts—just about anything. The shell is 100 percent cotton flannel, while the inside is lined with sherpa that is roasty on cool, autumn nights.

Asos Design, Oversized Quilted Shacket — $54.00

This stunning sage green piece is versatile and durable, a staple for your fall wardrobe. The quilted design is comfy but clean looking, as are the hidden buttons on the front of the shacket.

CottonOn, Denim Shacket — $35.00

Another budget-friendly option, this shacket trades flannel for denim. It’s a little bit heavier than your traditional denim jacket, making it a staple for those days when you want something a tad bit warmer, but don’t want to be completely weighed down.

Nordstrom, Thread & Supply Shirt Jacket — $49.00

Throw this on for bonfires, tailgating, and other outdoor fall activities. Rather than fleece, this inside is lined with a soft jersey fabric that’s breathable and lightweight while still keeping you cozy. Available in grey or black plaid or solid sage green.

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