The Renaissance Of The Scholar’s Staple: Sweater Vest

Gone are the days where sweater vest was only associated with preppy dressers, librarians, the scholars e.t.c. The sweater vest is now one of the classic staples in any season wardrobe, they can be worn alone with our favorite mini-skirts/distressed denim trousers in the summer season and can be part of any winter season layering.

The enthusiasm for sweater vests among the fashion aficionados has soared in the past seasons and I don’t think it’s going anywhere soon. So what is a sweater vest? according to Wikipedia, “A sweater vest is an item of knitwear that is similar to a sweater, but without sleeves, usually with a low-cut neckline. They were popular in the 20th century, particularly in the 1970s in the UK, and are again growing in popularity in this century.”

The sweater vest is now very popular amongst our favorite celebrities from Bella Hadid the American supermodel, Victoria Beckham British artist, and designer to Dua Lipa an American artist, who have all sported this cult fashion staple.

Sweater vest comes in various versions from cable knit sweater vest, cashmere, crochet, to print and solid colours, there are some cropped, side slit, some side tie, e.t.c. We are in the festive season, pairing a festive theme sweater vest with your festive party style looks is not so bad, and will also be a good way to elevate your wardrobe and keep warm this season.

When it comes to styling a sweater vest, it can be styled with your favorite denim jeans and a white poppy shirt for a relaxed casual day out or it can be part of an elevated style look like pairing it with the same white poppy shirt and a baggy midi length trousers finished with a pair of high heel mary jane shoes.

In addition, many designers like Prada, MiuMiu, Gucci e.t.c. have all had their takes on this cult classic, including our favorite high street brands like Asos, Boohoo, Missguided, to mention but a few.

Finally, the buying habit when it comes to budgeting for this sweater vest style is to invest in two luxury quality pieces for occasions and parties while you improvise with the affordable high street brands for work and casual wear.

So buff your boots and loafers as the preppy style code is here to stay, so shop the best sweater vest below:

BOOHOO Lace Up Side Sweater Vest £22.00 at Boohoo

Boohoo

BOOHOO

Lace Up Side Sweater Vest

£22.00 at Boohoo

SEA Ziggy striped crochet sweater vest £390

Matchesfashion

SEA

Ziggy striped crochet sweater vest

£390.00 at Matchesfashion

playboy x missguided black oversized knit cricket vest

Missguided

MISSGUIDED

playboy x missguided black oversized knit cricket vest

£30.00 at Missguided

ISABEL MARANT, ÉTOILE Megan wool knit sweater vest £ 295

Mytheresa

ISABEL MARANT, ÉTOILE

Megan wool knit sweater vest

£295.00 at Mytheresa

SHEIN Christmas Pattern Sweater Vest Without Blouse £12.49 at Shein

Shein

SHEIN

Christmas Pattern Sweater Vest Without Blouse

£12.49 at Shein

Noisy May high neck knitted vest in green argyle check

Zalando

NOISY MAY

High neck knitted vest in green argyle check

£18.00 at Asos

SIMONE ROCHA Sculpted Buttoned Vest £825

Harrods

SIMONE ROCHA

Sculpted Buttoned Vest

£825.00 at Harrods

SHEIN  Christmas Print Sweater Vest Without Blouse £12.99 at Shein

Shein

SHEIN 

Christmas Print Sweater Vest Without Blouse

£12.99 at Shein

PLEASURES Survival Sweater Vest£75.00

House Of Fraser

PLEASURES

Survival Sweater Vest

£75.00 at House Of Fraser

Blue Vanilla Grey Knit Roll Neck Vest Jumper £20.00

Newlook

NEWLOOK

Blue Vanilla Grey Knit Roll Neck Vest Jumper

£20.00 at Newlook

MAISON MARGIELA Cable-knit wool sweater vest £ 790.00 at Mytheresa

Mytheresa

MAISON MARGIELA

Cable-knit wool sweater vest

£790.00 at Mytheresa

STAUD Gretel colour-block wool-blend vest £200

Matchesfashion

STAUD

Gretel colour-block wool-blend vest

£200.00 at Matchesfashion

 

BALMAIN Embellished houndstooth sweater vest £ 1,250

Mytheresa

BALMAIN

Embellished houndstooth sweater vest

£1,250.00 at Mytheresa

plus size cream argyle knit sweater vest £24.00

Missguided

MISSGUIDED

plus size cream argyle knit sweater vest

£24.00 at Missguided

PRETTY LITTLE THING White Cropped Sweater Vest Was £10.00 now £4.00 (60% OFF) at Pretty Little Thing

Pretty Little Thing

PRETTY LITTLE THING

White Cropped Sweater Vest

Was £10.00 now £4.00 (60% OFF) at Pretty Little Thing

MAJE Hooded Sweater Vest £109

Harrods

MAJE

Hooded Sweater Vest

£109.00 at Harrods

BOOHOO Dogtooth Check Sweater Vest 12.00 at Boohoo

Boohoo

BOOHOO

Dogtooth Check Sweater Vest

£12.00 at Boohoo

THE ROW Durante cashmere knit vest £ 1,250.00 at Mytheresa

Mytheresa

THE ROW

Durante cashmere knit vest

£ 1,250.00 at Mytheresa

VILLAO Brown cable-knit wool-blend vest £240.00

Harvey Nichols

VILLAO

Brown cable-knit wool-blend vest

£240.00 at Harvey Nichols

NEWLOOK ONLY Cream Knit Button Vest £26.00 at Newlook

Newlook

NEWLOOK

ONLY Cream Knit Button Vest

£26.00 at Newlook

 

By Lola Joseph
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