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

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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 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 autumn 2021. So get ahead of the crowd this season and scroll down to see 6 winning sweater-vest outfits that are inspiring my style this season.


Urban Outfitters Uo Ecru Knitted Cricket Vest (£49)

Allsaints Ali High-Rise Trousers (£149)

Jeffrey Campbell Dagget Printed Western Boot (£298)


Arket Relaxed Striped Poplin Shirt (£55)

Monki Pullover Knit Vest (£10)

H&M Flared Slit-Detail Leggings (£10)


Molly Goddard Blair striped wool vest (£320)

COS Barrel-Leg Jeans (£69)

Daphine Gold-tone hoop earrings (£43)


Cos Oversized Cashmere Vest (£135)

Chloé Floral-Print Silk Shirt (£940)

Zimmerman Cotton-velvet kick-flare pants (£234)

Miu Miu Leather Platform Pumps (£605)


Arket Knitted Vest (£59)

Weekday Linear Denim Trousers (£45)

Thomas Sabo Cord Chain (£89)


Cos Oversized Cashmere Vest (£135)

Aligne Emmeline Shirred Waist Midi Dress (£75)

Dr. Martens 1460 Smooth Leather Ankle Boots (£149)


Barrie Houndstooth-pattern cashmere and wool-blend tank top (£845)

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

Fitflop Women's Lulu Metallic Penny Loafers (£90)

Next: Autumn/Winter 2021 Trends: The Only Fashion Looks You Need to Know

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