That's Right—The Knitted-Vest Trend Is Non-Negotiable This Autumn

Of all the autumn trends, the knitted-vest trend is easily the most prolific of the season. Although it started doing the rounds last winter, for 2021, it's being embraced on a scale previously unseen.

Having shaken off the majority of its grandad and Chandler Bing references, the knitted vest is perhaps the most fashion-forward investment you can make this autumn, and you need only consult the autumn/winter 2021 runways for proof.

Brands such as Versace and Etro gave the knitted-vest trend a whirl, layering it over everything from shirting and mesh long-sleeve tops to dresses or, simply, styling it on its own. Not only that, Instagram is already topped up with real-life styling inspiration that makes the somewhat divisive trend more wearable and less daunting.

Should you still find yourself in disbelieve or, at the very least, on the fence about the knitted-vest trend, we've charted 13 ways the fashion crowd is wearing the knit vest right now, be it on the runway or your IG feed. Then, once you're suitably convinced, scroll on to discover our favourite interpretations of the knitted-vest trend, which you can buy now.

KNITTED-VEST STYLING INSPIRATION: 

Knitted Vest Trend: @ada_oguntodu

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Ada uses her bold knitted vest to breathe new life into a classic Oxford shirt. 

Knitted Vest Trend: @alexachung

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True to form, Alexa is already backing this autumn hot-ticket item. 

Knitted Vest Trend: Molly Goddard

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Molly Goddard creates a beautiful colour clash on the runway with her pink-knitted-vest-and-green-tulle-dress concoction. 

Your knitted vest can absolutely be colourful, even for autumn. 

Knitted Vest Trend: Lacoste

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Cricket-inspired knitted vests are a preppy way to channel the trend. 

Tick off two trends in one by wearing a knitted vest in a checkerboard intarsia weave. 

Knitted Vest Trend: @femmeblk

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Lydia presents a very chic way to wear the knitted-vest trend—with a chain necklace and tailored trousers.

Knitted Vest Trend: Etro

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Add a shock of colour to an otherwise muted outfit with a zingy knitted vest, as seen at Etro. 

Lucy's combination of a knitted vest, oversized shirt, and flared jeans is so 2021. 

Knitted Vest Trend: Versace

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Versace showcased knitted-vest layering perfection with its monogrammed shirt, vest and trousers. 

Knitted Vest Trend: @bellahadid

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Bella gives her knitted vest a dressing down with trending wide-leg jeans and chunky retro trainers.

Knitted Vest Trend: Dior

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Go greyscale like Dior with top-to-toe monochrome separates and accessories. 

Knitted Vest Trend: @vikilefevre

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Knitted vests go hand in hand with checked trousers. Just add a roll-neck and boots. 

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