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.