What is it:
The versatile sweater vest is a great option as we enter the season of warm nights and unpredictable weather. You may not have seen this item in the fashion world. This look was common in the retro 70s as well as the 90s prep eras. It is now a must-have for every season. It can be worn in oversized or fitted sizes, as well as in between. The shape of the shirt is perfect for layering.
It’s why you’ll love it:
A sweater vest can be worn in multiple seasons making it an excellent investment for both short-term and long-term. The sweater vest has been a popular piece in recent years. It is versatile and can be incorporated into any style. Its versatility is evident in its many layering options, making it a wardrobe staple. It is also available in a variety of sizes, so there are no gender restrictions. The sweater vest can be oversized or fitted snugly, so it appeals to all.
We’ve seen it everywhere:
Maison Margiela presented a new alternative to Fair Isle’s design for the spring/summer 2022 seasons. It featured a blurred version on a woollen sweater. The optical illusion effect gave the unfitted piece a new look. It is available in both men’s wear and womenswear. The debut menswear collection of Erdem, a British fashion house, featured a series of clean-cut, striped vests. This further played on the intersection between masculine and feminine. Paul Smith showed the more preppy side of the item with its ‘porter stripes’ v-neck version. Dior Homme, however, chose a logo-centric approach for its runway vest selection.
How to style it
This sleeveless style is best worn in layers. There are many options to play with it. The 70’s vibes can be kept going with Only’s detailed knit vest in a pattern material. To channel the decade of disco, pair the piece with flared jeans pants and a tailored shirt with a pointed collar. If 70s fashion isn’t your thing, you can always go to the 60’s for flower power. Molly Bracken’s chunky knit vests are perfect for pairing with flowing floral dresses or black ankle boots. She fully embraces the boho spirit.
Filippa K’s Corinne vest is a more casual look. It can be paired with a plain oversized shirt and jeans, or with Filippa K’s mom jeans. This looks very much in line with its 90s roots. Stella McCartney’s asymmetrical tank can be paired with jeans or skater shoes to create a stylish, effortlessly elegant look.
The sweater vest has survived a number of important decades and still holds its own in fashion today. Because it can be worn as a layer or a main top, the sweater vest is able to adapt to every season. There are many design options, including the ability to make it simple and elegant or bold. Its genderless nature makes it a great addition to any wardrobe.