I’ve been wearing this Good American fleece shacket for a few months now, and fully expected to retire it soon. I tend to think of shackets as a fall or winter sport, and this girl is currently in the midst of spring training.
But the unique thing about this particular “fleece shacket,” is that it really isn’t fleece — at least not the fuzzy, Patagonia-esque kind. Instead, the “fleece” refers to the fact that this piece is basically a fancy sweatshirt, and it’s this elevated sweatshirt part that keeps me reaching for it again and again.
It’s the most comfortable shacket I’ve ever tried, can be machine washed (because, again, sweatshirt), and isn’t overly precious. Which is why it makes a pretty genius cover-up. Furthermore, I find myself reaching for it on those spring days that start off chilly…and then warm up. It was made for transition weather.
Lastly, this shacket is currently 20% off at Good American, but I have zero faith it’ll stick around for long (and I suspect Nordstrom will price match soon, if they haven’t already).
What To Wear With A Fleece Shacket Now? I’ve Got 5 Outfit Ideas.
Below are a few ways I’m wearing the Good American fleece shacket now, in spring, as well as a few outfit ideas for once the weather gets warmer. I’m one of those ‘always cold’ people, and therefore appreciate a cute layer to throw on top of little dresses and denim cut-offs.
Think of this particular shacket as your cardigan’s cooler younger sister.
Outfit Idea 1: As A Swimsuit Cover-Up
shacket (also at Nordstrom) – size 1/2 | swimsuit (m) | jeans (26) | sneakers | similar necklace
Outfit Idea 2: Spring Date Night With Jeans & A Silk Cami
shacket (also at Nordstrom) – size 1/2 | jeans (27) – on sale! | cami (xs) | bag | similar boots
This is basically the exact outfit I wore on date night in Vermont…but without the long-sleeve tee, down parka, thick socks, warm hat, etc., To lighten it up for spring, I’m simply layering it over my usual silk cami. When pairing this piece with jeans, I actually prefer it buttoned all the way up; I think it looks cool.
But if it’s layered over a sexy little cami, unbuttoned works, too.
shacket (also at Nordstrom)- size 1/2 | jeans (27) – on sale! | cami (xs) | bag | similar boots
Outfit Idea 3: With Graphic Tees & Denim Cut-Offs
shacket (also at Nordstrom) – size 1/2 | tee (s) | shorts (26) | Vans | straw bag
The tomboyish vibe lends itself nicely to my usual summer uniform: graphic tees, denim cut-offs, Vans & a straw bag. I am nothing if not a creature of habit. If it works, it works.
Outfit Idea 4: Shacket Over A Little Floral Dress
shacket (also at Nordstrom) – size 1/2 | dress (m) | Vans | straw bag
I love little floral dresses and sneakers, and this vibe is perfect for a shacket. If you, too, don’t love ordering from the Realisation Par website (I love their dresses but they make me crazy), I rounded up a few other dresses that would look cute under this shacket. The key (after a little trial + error) is that the dress either needs to be a bit bodycon, or, at the least, define the waist. A hugely poufy skirt does not work, neither does anything approaching a babydoll silhouette. The overall result is too shapeless.
Instead, try dresses like these:
Outfit 5: Over Workout Gear
shacket (also at Nordstrom) – size 1/2 | top (m) | leggings (s) | Vans | similar backpack
Nothing exciting to see, here, folks, just a reallllllly practical outfit. This shacket is perfect for throwing on over my workout gear if I need to run errands, hit school pick-up, etc.
It’s a good one, guys.
Oh geez – I should’ve included that, especially since the sizing chart is unique. I’m wearing the size 1/2.