A modern contemporary garment that has been revived from its military origins by the fashion world, the Overshirt isn’t quite a shirt nor a jacket, taking characteristics from both. A wonderfully versatile piece that can be worn as a shirt or a jacket depending on the season, use an overshirt to add colour or texture to an outfit. With a military background you’ll find heavy cottons, wool and flannel throughout the offerings, in a mixture of classic and seasonal colourways, making the overshirt the king of layering pieces.
Image shows CP Company Garbadine Aquamarine Overshirt worn with CP Company Diagonal Fleece White Quarter Zip Sweat & CP Company Black Lens Sweatpants.
Often the silhouette sits somewhere between a shirt and a field jacket so you will see collared necks in a classic button down style, minus the buttons but also find pockets a plenty on the chest and hidden at the waist. This will add some practicality that you would get with a jacket adding to the appeal of the overshirt.
You can wear an overshirt over a crew neck sweatshirt or a quarter zip adding a top layer and some colour, that you can drop later in the day if needed. Go even more lightweight with just a t-shirt to create a fool proof summer outfit!
Image shows Belstaff Ollerton Lightweight Mustard Jacket worn with Armor Lux Short Sleeve Stripe Navy T-Shirt & BOSS Delaware Phantom Black Slim Fit Jeans
With the weather turning and becoming warmer the overshirt is a go to option, offering enough protection against the chillier mornings and evenings whilst not being too heavy to make you over heat during the day. We have picked out some of our favourite pieces for the season below, let us know what your favourite one is,