This Shacket Makes A Cute Coverup (And Five Ways To Wear It)


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

woman wearing a soft, cream colored shacket by Good American over a white checked Solid & Striped swimsuit with AG jeans and white cut-out sneakers by Freda Salvador.

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

a woman wearing a fleece shacket by Good American, with a tan leather fanny pack worn crossbody

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.

a woman wearing bootcut jeans by Seven for All Mankind with a Good American ivory shacket and a tan Clare V bag.

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

a woman wearing a shacket and denim cut-offs by AGoldE, with checkered Vans and a straw bag.

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

woman wearing a silk floral dress by realisation par, a Clare V straw bag, checkered Vans and a soft cream shacket by Good American

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

a woman wearing black leggings by Vuori, a black square neck workout tank by Athleta, a Good American shacket, and checkered Vans.

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.