I'm a Knitted Vest Fan, and These Are the Outfits I Want to Try This Spring

Reminiscent of stuffy professors, teen movie nerds and, of course, Chandler from Friends, the sweater vest is the jumper trend that has won the hearts of fashion girls this season. Historically, it was one of those items of clothing that was synonymous with 'uncool' individuals, but it's fair to say the last 12 months has been a celebration of all things frumpy, with editors and influencers alike embracing the quirky appeal of homely knitwear and practical shoes.

I have well and truly fallen for the sweater vest this season, and I was kindly given a cream oversized iteration from H&M last winter and have worn it constantly over white shirts and cream roll-necks. It's a true layering hero. Personally, I find that the trend looks its best when worn in that eclectic Scandi-girl way: think clashing prints and retro blouses, but there are also plenty of influencers wearing theirs with more minimalist, pared-back separates. Just look at Lydia from @Femmeblk, who looks unbelievably elegant with a beige cable-knit number and colour-match flares.

Love it or hate it, the sweater vest is only set to get bigger, and I reckon it'll stick around for spring 2021. So get ahead of the crowd this season and scroll down to see 5 winning sweater-vest outfits that are inspiring my style this season.

YELLOW KNIT VEST + BLACK LEGGINGS
Sweater vest outfits: Lucy Williams

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@lucywilliams02
STRIPED VEST + WHITE JEANS
Sweater vest outfits: fiahamelijnck

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@fiahamelijnck
NAVY VEST + PRINTED SHIRT + CROPPED FLARES
Sweater vest outfits: Alexa Chung

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@alexachung
CREAM KNIT VEST + BEIGE FLARES
Sweater vest outfits: Femmebk

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@femmeblk
KNITTED VEST + CHECK DRESS

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@alyssainthecity
PATTERNED VEST + CHECK TROUSERS
Sweater vest outfits

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@ada_oguntodu
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