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6 Chic Ways to Wear Vests for Any Occasion and Where to Shop Them

Need a more heat-friendly alternative to the sweater vest?
6 Chic Ways to Wear Vests for Any Occasion and Where to Shop Them
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Need a more heat-friendly alternative to the sweater vest?

The humble vest has been climbing up the style stratosphere in the past months, starting with the rise of those comfy sweater vests that took over our social media feeds. The latest iteration is on the polished side, with a silhouette that’s more clean-cut and a textile that’s more structured. It still echoes menswear fashion, but in a more formal sense (think of what the boys of Peaky Blinders like to wear). It also happens to be a little more heat-friendly than the knit material of its predecessor, so it’s ideal for warmer weather.

LOOK: 6 Stylish Ways to Wear Vests

1. Menswear-Inspired

There’s a distinct masculine feel that comes with wearing vests, a kind that gives you a nonchalant swagger. Tap into that by pairing it with another menswear-reminiscent piece, like a loose-fitting pant. The match makes for a borrowed-from-the-boys look, which is a true marker of cool-girl style that's completely effortless. 

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2. Layered Up

A vest makes for an interesting layering piece, adding a cool dimension to your outfit through a different color or texture. Just take a look at how it can transform your classic shirt-and-blazer pairing into something a little more out of the ordinary. The next time your outfit’s feeling a little bland, layer up with a vest. You can even go the Serena Van der Woodsen route and wear it unbuttoned.  

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3. Matching Set

We love a good co-ord and the same goes for vests. Why not go the easy route by styling it with a matching trouser? Not only is it a no-brainer combo, but it’s also super chic. It has the effect of a tailored suit, but in a style that’s more day-to-day friendly. We’re obsessed with Sam Piscasio’s pinstripe one, a classic pattern to contrast the very of-the-moment flared pant silhouette. 

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4. Suited Up

If you’re a girl who prefers suits over dresses for formal affairs, this style is for you. A three-piece ensemble with a blazer, trouser, and vest makes for a put-together look that sees sophistication unlike any other. Make like Matilda Djerf and wear a pinstriped one under a matching suit. 

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5. On the Sexy Side

Maybe the word “vest” isn’t the first thing you think of when you’re looking for something sexy, but this styling tip argues the opposite case. Ringing in markings of 2000s fashion, the look of a vest and mini skirt pairing is such a good sartorial moment. It’s fun, funky, and fresh in all the right ways. If you’re looking for an outfit for your next night out, consider this. 

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6. Summer-Ready

If vests still feel a little too stiff for your personal style, don’t discount them just yet. There are a lot more laid-back versions of the piece, done in looser cuts, brighter colors, and lighter textiles. This look by Liv Judd ticks all three boxes, with an oversized yellow vest that says summer-friendly sophistication. You can also opt for the many options done in linen, a super lightweight textile that’s perfect for easy days.  

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Check out where you can shop your own vest below:

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Formal Buttoned Waistcoat, P1495, PULL AND BEAR, pullandbear.com 

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Suit Waistcoat, P799, H&M, hm.com

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Lyon Suit Set, starts at P9375, MON DANE, mondaneweddings.com

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Belted Waistcoat, P7900, COS, zalora.com

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Oversized Gilet, P3995, MANGO, zalora.com

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Texture Cropped Waistcoat, P3295, ZARA, zara.com

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