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How to Style the Overshirt in Spring 2023


In Spring 2022 Overshirts made a massive come back and here at Hanley & Co we are delighted to see that they are here to stay for Spring Summer 2023. Last year we received many questions about Overshirts and how to style them so for this blog post we thought we would answer all your questions and have them kept in one place for you to refer back to. 

How to style an Overshirt? 

As mentioned previously in this post, Overshirts made a huge comeback last Spring with many different terms used to describe this piece of clothing such as Shirt Jacket or Shaket. The Overshirt, Shirt Jacket or Shaket, however, you prefer to describe it, is a very versatile piece of clothing that can be styled in many different ways. 


Here are some of our styling tips: 


  1. Layer over a t-shirt: The most popular way to style the Overshirt is by styling it over a t-shirt. Depending if the Overshirt is patterned or not depends if you can style it with a plain or patterned t-shirt. 
  2. Style with Jeans: Overshirts look great styled with jeans and a t-shirt. This look creates the perfect smart casual look. You can make this look more casual by styling it with navy straight-leg jeans or if you prefer a smarter look style it with slim-fit black jeans.  
  3. Consider the fit: Make sure that the Overshirt fits you correctly before deciding to keep it. An Overshirt should be slightly loose giving an oversized look but should fit your shoulders and chest correctly. 
  4. Experiment with different colours: Here at Hanley & Co we have a large selection of Overshirts to choose from in many different colours, styles and patterns. Don’t be afraid to stand out in the crowd and make a statement.
  5. Accessorize: Make the look your own by adding accessories such as belts, a hat or a cap.


What Looks Good with an Overshirt?

An Overshirt is a casual piece of clothing but can be dressed up or dressed down and looks super stylish both ways. Our favourite way to style the Overshirt is over a plain t-shirt styled with a pair of jeans and a pair of fresh clean trainers. 

Should an Overshirt be buttoned or unbuttoned? 

Whether or not an Overshirt should be buttoned or unbuttoned depends on the style of the Overshirt and the look the wearer wants to go for. Here are some simple guidelines to follow and experiment with:


  1. Buttoned: If the Overshirt is structured and tailored then it is usually best to wear it buttoned up. 
  2. Unbuttoned: If the Overshirt is oversized and you are wearing it more casually then it  will look best worn unbuttoned. 
  3. 3. Partially buttoned: Wearing your Overshirt partially buttoned creates a more interesting and layered look that's perfect for cooler weather.


Whether you choose to button or unbutton your overshirt depends on your personal style and the occasion. It's a versatile piece that can be styled in many different ways, so don't be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you.

Our Collection 

Boss Orange Lovvo_1 Overshirt 

This Overshirt by Boss is a must-have for your Spring wardrobe. It is a structured and tailored piece which means it can be worn buttoned up. It is more stylish than your oversized Overshirt so it is perfect for creating a smarter look for wearing out for a meal or for meeting your friends in a bar at the weekends. It is also featured in our winter sale down from €139.95 to €69.98


Joop! Overshirt Oxford

This Overshirt by Joop! Is oversized and thicker material than the Overshirt mentioned previously in this post. It is more like a jacket which is perfect for layering or wearing on colder days. It is also a more casual piece that can be worn day to day or for a more casual look. It is also included in our winter sale down from  €139.95 to €69.98. 


Strellson Nile2-W Casual Fit Overshirt 

This denim Overshirt by Strellson is another very popular style which is perfect for the smart casual look. It is more dressy than the Overshirt mentioned above but can still be worn day to day or styled over a pair of skinny black jeans when meeting friends for drinks. This Overshirt is also perfect for layering over a t-shirt, sweatshirt, jumper or hoodie. 


Joop! Overshirt Medium 

This Overshirt by Joop! Is another must-have piece for your Spring Wardrobe. It is the perfect mix of smart casual and can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion. It is the perfect shade to brighten your look for Spring and it also features in our winter sale with 50% off. There is no better time than now to freshen up your Spring look. 

If you have any questions please feel free to visit us in either of our stores, call us on 091 567 951 or send us a dm on Instagram at


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