When you think of sweater vests, your mind might jump to school uniforms or the ’90s stylings of Carlton Banks in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. Despite its somewhat square associations, a recent onslaught of both vintage-inspired and preppy trends has made these little knitwear numbers cool once again (think: ’70s style, dark academia and tenniscore). Not to mention, sweater vests are the perfect cold-weather wardrobe addition.
Sleeveless knits have gone through a style evolution and are now synonymous with a fashion-forward eye. Perhaps one of the biggest influences on the item’s surge in popularity is the internet’s resident boyfriend, Harry Styles, whose love of a brightly coloured sweater vest has only added to his status as a style icon. Other fans of a sleeveless knit these days include Olivia Rodrigo, Emma Chamberlain and Jennie Kim.
To take a peek at every knit vest we’re eyeing for cold-weather style, click through the slides ahead.
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