Hi my lovelies!
I’ve been up to a bit of twinning with my blog and insta twinny Annemarie of @my_over50_fashion_life.
We realized we both had very similar tan pleather shirt/jackets. Shackets is the current portmanteau for this item.
I picked mine up in a Next sale last year (£7) and hadn’t yet worn it, so twinning with my mate got me to put my shacket on trial. Or my leatherette shirt as it would have been called back in the day.
Didn’t we do well?!
In this styling I felt the pleather shacket needed some oomphing with a toning print. The blues and tans in this chiffon boho blouse are a perfect partner for the tan shirt and dark wash mum jeans. IMHO.
Tan shacket, @nextofficial, sale
Boho print blouse, @primark
Dark mum jeans, @marksandspencer
Tan boots, @clarksshoes
My next look was warmer for a cooler day.
I should mention that this is a butter-soft leatherette shirt, and I should stop calling it leatherette as that hints of the unmaleable fabric as was leatherette in the 60s when I first came across it. Remember it?
In the above pic I’m wearing a charcoal grey column of polo neck and jeans with tan boots and bag and a danish beach stone pendant on a tan leather thong (made it ME!).
I think grey and tan is a winning colour combo.
Grey jeans, @marksandspencer
Grey cashmere merino polo neck, @woolovers
Tan crossover, @marksandspencer
Tan brown boots, @clarksshoes
Danish stone pendant, made by ME!!
But as some days can be cold (very!), I teamed it here for warmth with a black column of longline v neck cashmere jumper and coated jeans.
And a pendant which picks out the tan colour of the shirt.
Coated jeans, @nextofficial
Cashmere v-neck, @woolovers
Ankle boots, @gabor
Black & tan pendant, @accessorize
Freshly trimmed hair, @toniandguyguernsey
And then why not give dresses a try with a shacket?
I added a woolly hat to my grey and black jersey dress and felt I was pitched just right to go run some errands because hey, the sun was shining, it’s wasn’t raging a storm out there and it was actually sorta warm.
Hmmn I think that’s called spring!
Yes, this tan pleather number is turning out to be a great spring layering piece, just as I hoped it would when buying it in last year’s sale.
Tan pleather shacket, @nextofficial
Jersey dress, @lovebravissimo
Grey bonnet, @nextofficial
Tractor tread boots, @eccoshoes
My dears, there are so many more ways I could style this jacket, oops, shacket, but I’ve put a few ideas out there, This try on exercise has definitely helped me see how this little workhorse can fit into my spring wardrobe and I hope it’s helped you too if you’re looking for early spring layering ideas.
So do you have any preference on the outfits I’ve put together so far?
Then how would you style it?
This shacket will be my go-to layer for spring, that’s for sure.
A la perchoine,