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

Joy Montgomery
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Reminiscent of stuffy professors, teen movie nerds and, of course, Chandler from Friends, the sweater vest isthe jumper trend that has won the hearts of the nation this season (well, if not the nation, then the fashion community at least). 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 Vens Wife Style, who looks unbelievably elegant with a cream cable-knit number, jeans and Bottega heels.

Love it or hate it, the sweater vest is only set to get bigger, and I reckon it'll be everywhere this winter. 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.


Arket Knitted Vest (£59)

Weekday Linear Denim Trousers (£45)

Thomas Sabo Cord Chain (£89)


Cos Knitted Merino Wool Vest (£25)

Toast Ine Check Cotton Shirt Dress, Green/Black (£160)

Arket Chunky-Sole Leather Boots (£175)


Les Rêveries Pussy-Bow Floral-Print Silk-Crepe Midi Dress (£640)

H&M Rib-Knit Slipover (£20)

Zara Animal Print Mule Loafers (£90)


Arket Alpaca Blend Vest (£69)

Victoria, Victoria Beckham High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans (£265)

Zara Animal Print Shoulder Bag With Chain (£30)


Mcq Appliquéd Checked Linen-Blend Tank (£255)

Gucci Prince of Wales Checked Wool Flared Pants (£980)

Dune London Guys Patent Snaffle Loafer (£52)

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