Styling Jackets, Shackets and Gilets

Hello all,

It seems that over the last week we have gone from wet and windy to cold and in need of a jacket. Hence this blog where I have had a go at styling jackets, shackets and gilets in different ways.

The majority of items featured are from Cleverly Wrapped but sometimes I have used key pieces from your wardrobe such a jeans or a breton stripe to show you different looks.

All of our jackets, shackets and gilets are ideal for Autumnal dressing and most of them can be worn both indoors and out which is an added bonus. I hope you enjoy the different ideas and seek some inspiration in deciding how to pull your looks together this season.



Super cosy and with a distinctly bohemian vibe, this gilet is ideal for wearing as an extra layer over shirts and jumpers, but also looks great over this season’s long dresses. It is beautifully lined with a contrasting floral print, has snug deep side pockets and fun suede ties with pink beaded tassels which give it an extra edge and enable you to tie it if you want to.

This gilet is also available in chocolate brown




Super cosy, warm, stylish and fun, this gilet has four coloured bands of faux fur which means it should work with a range of outfits. It can be worn unfastened or zipped up and has super deep side pockets and is lined in a plain coffee colour. The gilet is also available in a really eyecatching mix of pink, ochre and navy.

beige ronita jacket


This piece is the perfect cross between a shirt and a jacket. It can be worn as a layering piece or as a jacket over a jumper. It’s great for transitional dressing and casual off duty looks. The neutral colour means this garment should work well with everything in your wardrobe and the thick yet soft cord means it is super warm, practical and cosy. The shacked is also available in a dark teal.




This jacket is both classy and practical as it can be worn both inside and out. It looks great with trousers but it also makes an ideal layer for wearing over dresses. The Navy Herringbone Jacket has patch pockets on the top of the front and deep side pockets at the bottom. The back has a kick pleat which means it really moves with you when you wear it and makes it look great from behind.

The jacket is also available in burgundy.





This versatile piece can be worn as a jacket or inside like a warm cardigan. The shape is easy to wear and great for layering over contrast colour jumpers or shirts. The sleeves are 3/4 length and the front is designed to be worn open or better still with a scarf! It also has side pockets which are always a welcome addition.  The jacket also comes in navy blue.




A personal favourite, this jacket is super chic while also being warm, practical and ideal for autumnal dressing. It zips up through the front with a chunky metal zip and has two sets of pockets, big deep ones on the front and cosy side pockets. The hem is finished in a knitted rib. Wear with dresses or jeans, or partner with this seasons culottes and wide leg, high waisted trousers.

navy idano jacketSo now I have bombarded you with different looks I hope you are feeling inspired as opposed to overwhelmed. Please do call me if you have any questions. I am always happy to help with sizing as I know it can be tricky buying on line when all the sizes are so different between the brands.

I’ll be back with more blogs soon!

Harriet x

PS  any items in the outfits above that are not from CW ( jeans, breton stripes and boots) are all from the current John Lewis online collection.