Sweatpants and leisurewear were the default choice of attire in 2020 while we were cooped up at home, binge-watching Emily in Paris and enjoying happy hour with friends via Zoom. It was fun while it lasted but life is slowly going back to normal – which means we actually need to look presentable for our next office meeting. The fashion trends we neglected are now begging us to take notice. One major trend which cannot be ignored this fall is the sweater vest.
The sweater vest is the ideal article of clothing for the transition back to “post-Covid” life; it’s comfortable, cozy and appropriate for work, a casual date, or a family brunch. Some might associate the sweater vest with Chandler Bing, others may deem it dull or regard it as a relic that belongs in the past, but that’s only because they haven’t seen the sweater vests of 2021. They have received a serious upgrade since the ’90s. Sweater vests are super versatile and come in an array of designs, offering a plethora of looks – all you have to do is choose.
The truth is you can serve any look with the right sweater vest: sophisticated, preppy, cool, casual – you name it. This trend has definitely given us the motivation to put aside our sweatpants and buy a sweater vest worthy of being showcased at a night out. We don’t know about you, but we’re obsessed.