This season’s must-have? A check shirt, preferably your dad’s | Jess Cartner-Morley

Kate Moss gave it the seal of approval in a rare catwalk appearance – here’s how to make it look effortless but elevated

So the good news is that the hero piece of the new season is in your wardrobe already. The bad news is that you are not going to believe me when I say you should be wearing it to work or out to dinner. The check shirt – last seen hanging around the coffee machine in the sixth-form common room or shopping for drill bits in B&Q – is having a fashion moment.

Kate Moss made only one catwalk appearance last year, and she wore a check shirt. At the Bottega Veneta spring/summer 2023 show at Milan fashion week, out sauntered Mossy in a shirt of sky blue crosshatched with sea green, the cuffs casually, unevenly flipped back, low-slung blue jeans and a white ribbed vest. With her centre-parted hair and little gold hoop earrings, the look evoked her iconic 1990s Calvin Klein campaign era.

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