In case you haven't noticed, menswear-inspired pieces have been gaining more traction these days. Take a vest, for example! And no, we’re not talking about knit sweater vests that have become a cozy staple in our closets. We’re talking about the waistcoat type. You know, the button-down ones typically part of a three-piece suit and worn underneath a blazer.
Suit vests are back in style, as first seen in the runways of Saint Laurent, Fendi, Chanel in their Spring 2021 collections. Today, this '90s trend (remember Kate Moss and her obsession for vests?) is coming back as everyone's new chic go-to piece; call it an alternative to the blazer when temperatures rise. This relaxed, borrowed-from-the-boys workwear piece is here to stay, and we found eight ones that will seamlessly fit in your closet.
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1. NinetyNinety Studios
NinetyNinety Studios is known for their classic pieces that will never go out of style. Case in point: The brand has their own iteration of the vest top with their’s featuring a more figure-hugging fit thanks to it’s adjuster at the back and tortoise buttons.
Linen Tan Vest, P1,999, NINETYNINETY STUDIOS, ninetyninetystudios.com
The great thing about purchasing Kasikas’ Elena Top is that they offer a plethora of colors you have at your disposal. The brand has an array of 67 colors you can choose from to get your linen vest in!
Elena Top, P1,015, KASIKAS, kasikas.com
3. Undo Studios
Undo Studios will give you a classic, workwear aesthetic to this trendy piece. It features two front pockets with a cropped hem that elevates it from your usual vest.
Waistcoat in Stone, P1,895, UNDO STUDIOS, undostudios.com
4. Abercrombie & Fitch
If you’re looking for a no-fuss vest that’s good quality, then go for this one from Abercrombie & Fitch. It has a classic, figure-flattering cut that will never fail you when you need a chic outfit, stat!
Tailored Vest, P2,089, AMBERCROMBIE & FITCH, Zalora.com
A low-key sultry option to go for is this halter-style vest top from Zara! Its low-cut neckline will also highlight your décolletage, making it a hubadera-approved option.
Halterneck Waistcoast, P2,295, ZARA, zara.com
6. Susto The Label
Silk is one of those fabrics that instantly takes an OOTD to the next level, so why not opt for a vest in this material? It's a dressier option for your next night out!
Cleyo Two-Piece Silk Set, P1,799, SUSTO THE LABEL, susto.co
Try this grey suit vest from COS that's made out of wool for a cozy feel. We’re obsessed with it’s boxy silhouette that creates a structured fit to any wearer!
Cropped Wool Waistcoat, $115 (approx. P6,420.68 ), COS, cos.com
This flower-printed denim vest from H&M is the item you need in your closet if you adore all things Y2K.
Denim Suit Waistcoat, P899, H&M, Zalora.com