It’s official – knitted vests are the winter look we’ve all been waiting for. From layering them over casual dresses and boots to making your fave jeans and tee combos feel winter-ready, they’re about to transform your wardrobe.
So, whether you’re heading out for lunch, popping to the shops or spending time at home with family, adding one to your outfit will keep you feeling warm and looking stylish. Searching for some style inspo? Scroll down to discover how to wear the trend for every event on your social calendar.
So, What Do You Wear With A Knitted Vest?
The options are endless when it comes to styling your knitted vest. It might come as a surprise but they go with pretty much everything! Think about the clothing you own so you can pick out knitted vests in shades and prints that will work a dream with the contents of your closet.
If chic style is your vibe, neutral hues like black, beige and greys will work seamlessly with other block colour fits as well as printed ones. A styling breeze!
Create A Chic Sweater Vest Outfit For Work
If you thought sweater vests were strictly weekend vibes only, think again! One of the (many) reasons we’re welcoming them into our love to layer season is because they’re SO versatile. Feeling the office chill? We feel you! Bring snuggle and style points to workwear outfits by layering a sweater vest over your look. We’re loving popping ours on over a crisp white shirt.
If like us, you’re trying to build a more sustainable wardrobe, choose a simple one-colour vest that goes with both plain and patterned shirts and blouses. We’re calling best-dressed status at the office!
Style A Sleeveless Jumper With A Dress And Boots
Love pairing casual dresses and boots at this time of year? Us too! Give your go-to look a cold-weather update by layering a cosy knitted vest over the top this winter. This season we’re lovin’ long sleeve midi dresses layered under a timeless longline coat and don’t forget so-chic accessories to match. Think mini bags, hats and scarves – we want them all!
Bringing an instant brightener to dreary weather, pop a plain knitted sweater vest over warm-coloured floral dresses. Or, create a look powered by print by layering a patterned knitted vest over a one colour dress.
Layer A Knitted Vest Under Your Fave Winter Coat
Trying to squeeze your winter coat over a super-thick jumper? We know the struggle can be real! Since knitted vests don’t have sleeves, they’re a fab alternative to your fave chunky jumpers and cardis.
Giving you an extra layer on chilly days and making it look like you’re wearing a regular jumper, taking your coat on and off will be a total breeze.
Throw A Knitted Vest Over A T-Shirt And Jeans
Layering a knitted vest over a jeans and tee combo is a trusty way to rework your most tried and tested look for winter. It takes minutes to put together in the morning but will have you feeling your most stylish self all day long.
Wear Your Vest As A Top
Knitted vests aren’t just for layering. It might be cold outside, but if you’re spending time relaxing indoors (we don’t blame you!), try teaming yours with a comfy pair of cuffed joggers for a stylish weekend loungewear look.
Popping out? No drama. Layer yours up with a warm coat or jacket for an on-trend look – running errands just became your runway! Tuck it loosely into jeans or a midi skirt, then sign off your outfit with easy-wear ankle boots and a sleek longline coat.
Team Your Sweater Vest With A Classic White Shirt
Whether you love printed sweater vests or you prefer neutral ones, wearing yours over a white shirt is a look we’re here for. Earn trendsetting status by tapping into greys, mocha browns and latte coloured hues or bring personality to your look and pack a punch with patterned sweater vests. Guilty: we want to try them all!
Blessing your Monday – Sunday wardrobe, this combo works a dream from work to weekend. Style yours with a midi skirt or trousers during the week then switch to a floaty skirt or Mom jeans on those well-deserved days off.
For more of the latest knitwear trends for women, discover how to wear a cropped jumper with our guide.