Your Ultimate Guide to Style Sweater Vests This Fall
Makes for a perfect winter layering piece, the sweater vest is the fall update of summer’s waistcoat that went viral last season. When it comes to the sweater vest, it is a very versatile piece given all the numerous patterns, fits, and colors you can experiment with. Here is how to wear this hero piece this season.
1 || Lengths & sizes
You need to choose the length of your vest wisely to keep things balanced. An oversized sweater over your tight t-shirt and leggings can put everything together nicely and balance out the look. Alternatively, pair your button-down shirt or shirt dress with a cropped vest to give more shape.
2 || Play with colors and texture
The texture and color of your knit vest can take your winter look to new levels. When wearing a vintage piece try to pair it with modern elements to give it a refreshed look. An unexpected color pairing, like fall’s must-have hot pink, will really amp up the cool factor this season.
3 || Go monochrome
Embrace a monochromatic sweater vest look if you are minimal or in a minimal mood. Match a solid-colored sweater vest with other clothes in the same color family. Think wearing a beige vest with a tan turtleneck and khaki pants.
4 || Mix & match
Unleash your creativity and match different pattern choices creating an intentionally loud and varied outfit. Pick a shirt and a vest of different-sized patterns that feature some color commonality to avoid clashing.
5 || What to wear underneath / over
The sweater vest is considered one of the best transitional pieces. You can wear it on its own, over your fav summer white dress or white t-shirt on warm days. On chillier days, pair under a fab fall coat like a bomber or trench, wear it over your turtleneck, crisp shirting, or even floral-printed dresses ( you can toughen up the look in a pair of lug-sole boots). you can also layer your vest over a crisp white button-up finishing the look off with tailored trousers. If you are bold enough, go for the sweater vest (on its own or over a tee) and pair it with your ultra mini skirt for a super cool and trendy look.
6 || Dress it up
Although sweater vests are considered casual, you can dress ’em up with a few tweaks like pairing them with a sleek maxi skirt and part pump.