From puppytooth to plaid, checked shirts are a must this season.



Words: T. MacInnis

One of the best top or mid layers for the colder season is an overshirt. And, the best print for that overshirt is undoubtedly a check. Whether it’s puppytooth or more traditional plaid, you can’t beat a good checked overshirt.

Whether you’re looking for something super cosy or something sturdier, we have several great options this year when it comes to checked overshirts. Read on to find your favourite and get some styling tips, too.


Moss - taupe check overshirt


If you’re not a cardigan person but you want a cosier mid layer, this taupe overshirt might be exactly what you’re looking for. Blended with Italian cotton and wool, the neutral tones and subtle check design is wearable and easy to to style. Try this overshirt with a pair of stretchy chinos and finish with a pair of Chelsea boots for an easy smart-casual look. Lightweight overshirt like this are great for all year round – make it go even further by wearing it over a t-shirt or a crew neck jumper in the spring.


Moss - dark brown check overshirt


Though still rather neutral, this earth-toned overshirt is a little more striking with its large check design. The brushed wool blend makes it warm enough to wear as a top layer even when the temperatures take a dive. Layer it over a merino roll neck or under an epsom coat for those really chilly days.


Moss - navy brushed check overshirt


If you prefer a real statement maker, our navy brushed overshirt is right up there. Made from a heavyweight Japanese wool blend, the navy check pattern works well with tonal outfits, neutral combos or a more vibrant take, like when paired with an acid green roll neck. Complete the relaxed weekend look with navy worker chinos and a pair of suede Bristol trainers.

Overshirts are a key piece for the autumn winter, and even colder spring and summer evenings, because they’re so versatile. They work as jackets, as cardigan replacements, and even buttoned up on their own. Versatility is a great thing to focus on when you’re shopping for a new piece because you know you’ll wear it over and over, and that’s what makes an overshirt a smart buy.