The '90s bourgeois look is back

10/15/2019

Since the ’90s keep inspiring fashion, one of the staples you need for layering to perfection this fall is a vest. The classic garment has reappeared in the sartorial scene with Tibi, Proenza Shouler and Eckhaus showing them in the most various styles for this season.

We love layering; that’s a fact, and a typical autumn day calls for it. By wearing several layers of clothes, you can adjust your outfit according to the temperature of each moment. Just peel off the layers as the day gets warmer and then add them again in the evening.

The most versatile vest is the knitted one that looks like a pullover but with no sleeves. Every BCBG girl used to wear this type of gilet over a shirt in the late '80s and '90s. The knitted piece was indispensable to complete the bourgeois look, which, by the way, Hedi Slimane brought back during Paris Fashion Week with his A/W 19-20 collection for Celine.

A retro-looking jacquard vest keeps you warm and adds chicness to your outfit. Layer it over a crisp white shirt and pair it with wide-legged trousers for an elegant office outfit.

Vest, the staple to add chicness and warmth this fall

Jacquard vest by Arket

For colder days, a turtleneck under a knitted vest is an excellent option. If your vest doesn't come with these beautiful bejewelled buttons, you can embellish it with big brooches as Gucci, Dolce e Gabbana and Erdem do.

Vest, the staple to add chicness and warmth this fall

Cashmere vest by Ganni

Transition your wardrobe from summer to autumn with a little help of a knitted vest. Wear a chunky one over a summer dress to give a longer life to you breezy garment. Thick tights will keep you warm enough.

Vest, the staple to add chicness and warmth this fall

Vest with embroidered beads by Cecile Bahnsen

Thom Browne, the designer who made women's suits fun again, shows us a super preppy look with a white shirt, a skirt and this cute crew neck cashmere vest.

Vest, the staple to add chicness and warmth this fall

Crew neck vest by Thom Browne

A loose-fitted vest, that could have been hand-knitted by your grandma, worn over a white shirt, makes the look cosy and more relaxed.

Vest, the staple to add chicness and warmth this fall

Oversized vest top by The Frankie Shop

The chunky vest also looks beautiful and modern layered over a buttoned-up denim shirt.

Vest, the staple to add chicness and warmth this fall

Hand-knitted oversized vest by Ganni

Callisti, the Austrian label we saw at the official Vienna Fashion Week pop-up store, proposes a sexier version, with longs bands to wraps around your waist.

Vest, the staple to add chicness and warmth this fall

Brown vest by Callisti

Keep warm and chic, and enjoy autumn!

CS

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