Vests Are This Winter’s Must-Have


| LAST UPDATE 12/19/2021

By Georgina White
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If you're like us, you know that keeping up with each season's fashion trends is priority number one. But don't worry, you guys, because we've done the heavy work for you and discovered the need-to-have item for this season: vests.

This sleeveless fashion staple has made its way back into the high fashion world as the latest recycled early 2000s look. But with a brand new twist (thank goodness). And you can take a deep breath - this isn't a revival of the Avril Lavigne plaid punk look from our youth, rather this season's obsession with vests is branching into the cozy #cottagecore and classy streams of modern fashion. And we're here to walk you through it from A to Z.

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On the #cottagecore side of things, we've got some perfect pieces to layer with during the colder months. These knitted pieces have been spotted on countless Hollywood it-girls including Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid just to name a few. Paired either with a blouse underneath or worn on its own as a knitted tank top, these bright and playful pieces have caught the attention of major fashion publications like Vogue and many more. And what's best? It's also got some DIY-ers inspired to knit or crochet their very own. The possibilities are absolutely endless with this winter staple. From bright colors to vibrant patterns, this small item will be sure to bring some style and warmth to your closet this winter.

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On the more business casual side of the trend, we've seen a return of popular blazer classics including houndstooth and even leather. These elegant pieces have been popping up all over Instagram, with fashion influencers debuting both the fitted and oversized vest look. For those of us looking to class-up our look with minimal effort, this is the item to add to the closet that can elevate any ordinary look to new heights. And isn't that what winter fashion is all about?

Be sure to check back soon for even more trending fashion items and all of this season's hottest looks. Trust us, you won't want to miss out!