10 Of The Best Sweaters Vests (And How To Style Them)

By Jess
22 Aug 2022

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Sweater vests have undoubtedly made a comeback, and I am 100% here for it. From slim fitting cashmere crewnecks to chunky cable knits, there are so many stylish sweater vests to choose from. What I love about sweater vests is your ability to layer, especially for those early days of fall when it might not be cool enough for a full on sweater. Wear them over a button down for a chic office look or pair with jeans and clogs for a casual weekend outfit. It’s one of the top items on my wardrobe wish list right now, so I’m rounding up 15 chic sweater vests along with some inspiration for how to style a sweater vest this season. If you love to thrift and vintage shop, definitely head to your local thrift store and don’t forget the men’s section, lots of potential to score a great sweater vest. How are you feeling about the sweater vest trend? Let me know in the comments.

10 Of The Best Sweater Vests

AYR The 90s Sweater Vest

A chic button front style from AYR, this sweater vest is slightly fitted and perfectly drapey. Made with a Certified Responsible Wool Standard yarn that’s mixed with FSC Certified Viscose and recycled nylon. It comes in camel and black, to complete what minimalist wardrobe dreams are made of.

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Cable Knit Sweater Vest

A chunky cable knit sweater vest made with recycled wool in a vintage inspired style that’s also 50% off! I really like this preppy style paired with a navy or camel blazer for fall. Layer it over a button down for a classic look. Pair with loafers or converse and jeans for a great weekend look or add trousers for chic office style.

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Madewell V-Neck Tunic Vest

If you’re looking for something oversized, this Madewell tunic vest is great to wear alone or layered over a button down or tee. It’s made from a textured cotton blend, so not too hot for the end of summer/beginning of fall. I like the split side seam detail too.

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Handmade Oversized Knit Sweater Vest

Etsy is always a treasure trove and this handmade oversized knit sweater vest is no exception. It’s a handmade knitted sweater vest in 100% wool. What I really like about this style is that it comes in 26 different color options ranging from cream to royal blue. Order ahead because this item ships from Lithuania, but order now and it’ll be here just in time for cooler temps!

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Ribbed Mock Neck Sweater Vest

The rolled mock neck on this ribbed sweater vest is one of my favorites. It has an asymmetrical hem, mock neck and made with cashmere for a gorgeous fall staple in a creamy white.

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Boden Scallop Crochet Vest

I love the crochet stitching and scallop details on this sweater vest. Made with 100% cotton it’s great to wear now and into fall. Layer over a slip dress or wear on its own. It would also look so chic under a blazer paired with jeans or trousers.

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Boucle Cropped Sweater Vest

A chunkier knit with a high crewneck and cropped length this sweater vest is made from recycled yarn. I love this one for fall paired with boyfriend jeans and layered over an oversized button down. Wear it with striped turtleneck and layer a camel coat over for the ultimate layered look this fall.

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Organic Cotton Sweater Vest

This mixed stitch cream sweater vest from Faherty was made for layering. The contrast tipping around the neck and arms lend a preppy vibe and made with organic cotton and cashmere it’s also super soft. Wear alone for warmer days and layer over a blouse or turtleneck as the temps drop. Use code JESSKIRBY for 20% off (for limited time).

Cotton/Linen Sweater Vest

If you live somewhere with warmer weather, this breezy cotton/linen blend sweater vest is the ideal neutral sweater vest in a drapey fit with front button detail. It comes in a light neutral oatmeal or navy. Pair it with the matching cardigan for breezy weather or air conditioned offices.

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Cashmere Sweater Vest

If you’re looking for classic and timeless you can’t go wrong with a cashmere sweater vest in a neutral shade. This one comes in four classic colors, black, navy, charcoal, and beige. It’s a more fitted shape, great for tucking in to trousers or pairing with a slip dress or skirt.

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How To Style Sweater Vests

I’m not one to hop on every trend and I tend to stick with what I know I’ll wear. What I like about sweater vests is they are so versatile and can look really classic and timeless. Whether you want to go neutral, monotone, preppy, or office wear, there are a lot of ways to style a sweater vest that can work with your style and wardrobe. I started a Pinterest board here for some inspiration and below are some outfit ideas to get you started! I will be sure to share some styling videos with sweater vests this fall.

Outfit inspiration via ModeDAmour, Pinterest, PureWow via Pinterest, Stephanie Broek, Aurela Fashionista, Charlotte Olivia, Emma Hill, Sinead Crowe.

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