Every well-rounded closet has a few throw-on-and-go pieces that you can turn to time and again when wardrobe conundrums start to rear their ugly heads. There’s one piece in particular we think deserves a bit more style cred: the tried-and-true shacket (shirt + jacket).

There are so many ways to get your girlboss on and show off some of that killer personality too. Case in point: the getup above. Glitzy drop earrings, an elegant bow-neck blouse and architectural kitten heels are the foundation for a standout ensemble that strikes the ultimate balance of on-the-job ready and street-style chic.

Swap out snoozy black trousers for leather pants that define panache, and toss on a laid-back utility jacket in lieu of your favorite blazer. While you’re at it, ditch the traditional working-girl tote for a bucket bag with undeniable appeal.

Look to cool-girl standbys like metallic culottes and sassy bodysuits to ground your after-hours getup in style icon territory, then go to town with modern glitzy extras for a hint of dancing-queen edge.

And if suede and leather jackets are your signature for late-night shenanigans, go beyond your comfort zone and throw on a shacket before heading out the door for that much-needed dose of don’t-mess.

Consider a shacket an essential component to your wardrobe. Our favorite way to wear it: alongside flirty, feminine separates, like this floral button-front dress, to create a subtle grunge-era effect.

For extra It-girl appeal, slip into a set of statement sneakers and start layering on the runway-ready extras (think: suede top-handle bag and round crossbar sunnies). With dipping temps on the verge of becoming the norm, snuggly accessories are key, so add this oatmeal-colored beanie to your bag swag stat.