Cycling shorts, thong sandals, cargo trousers—we've lost track of the number of "unexpected" fashion trends that have transcended to become the height of cool, but if you asked us a few seasons ago, even we couldn't predict that this retro item would make an appearance on the style agenda.
Knitted vests have made a major comeback thanks to the likes of Gucci and Burberry, which made the preppy top a firm fixture on the runway way back in 2019. Ever since, the formerly fuddy-duddy knit has started to crop up in the outfits of our favourite influencers.
Of course, you can borrow styling techniques from your grandpa by pairing them with a button-down shirt, but the sartorially savvy seem to be mimicking Chandler Bing by layering theirs over simple T-shirts—here’s looking at you, Anne-Victoire.
Alyssa Coscarelli gives her oversize knitted vest an edgy overhaul with the addition of bleached jeans and studded shoes.
Ada Oguntodu ups the preppy ante of her knitted vest by styling it with checked trousers, bright socks and heeled loafers.
Use your knitted vest to give your summery skirts an autumn update. Once the temperatures drop, simply swap out the sandals for a pair of chunky boots.
You needn’t only opt for traditional weaves—Amaka Hamelijnck’s daisy-adorned vest proves just how fun the trend can be.
Eni's embroidered vest makes for the ideal knitwear update. Just add white or ecru denim.
Of course, María Bernad has matched her natty Gucci knit with a pair of grass-green boots.
A knitted vest is the ideal way to inject your the neutral wares in your wardrobe with a dose of colour.
SHOP KNITTED VESTS
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.