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Will a Vest Be the Hero Piece of Your Fall Wardrobe?

2020’s version is cooler than you think.

By: Camille Freestone

It’s almost fall, which means the fashion industry will inevitably revert to its buzziest word of the season: layering. After months of summer where your clothing options were limited by heat, the first cool winds of September offer a world of new wardrobe possibilities. Before the temperatures drop to leather jacket weather, the vest serves as a great way to layer without suffocating under too much fabric.

Not only is the vest practical, but its status as a trend has been slowly building the past few seasons. Beginning on the spring ’20 runways, we saw classic waistcoat vests everywhere, styled both in a three-piece suit and as standalone tops. Worn on it’s own, the vest, often synonymous with a buttoned-up suit, takes on a new, sexier role in your wardrobe.

 

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At Copenhagen Fashion Week, show goers switched up the trend donning multiple versions of the silhouette. One version, an oversized tailored vest, has endless styling possibilities. Throw it over a tank while the weather is still warm, then swap the tank for a sweater later in the year. Once again, this style can also be worn on its own as a top.

 

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The sweater vest, while unattractive in connotation, is being worn in very modern ways. We’ve often seen it layered over a stark white button-down to create an interesting contrast effect. Darker hues give it a more elegant appearance.

 

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