Model in front of a beige wall wearing an oversized vest top paired with white shirt and bermuda by The Frankie Shop

Vest, the staple to add chicness and warmth this fall

14. Oktober 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.

The most versatile vest is the knitted one that looks like a sleeveless pullover. This piece is ideal to create the BCBG  girl style. The French preppy babes used to wear this type of gilet over a shirt in the late ’80s and ’90s. And exactly this bourgeois look is back by the hands of Hedi Slimane in his A/W 19-20 collection for Celine. Burberry also brought back a new bourgeois look for Fall 19.

The retro-looking

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

Model wearing a tartan knitted vest paired with white shirt and black trousers by Arket

Jacquard vest by Arket

The bejewelled

For colder days, a turtleneck under a sleeveless pullover is an excellent option. And if yours doesn’t come with these beautiful bejewelled buttons, you can embellish it with big brooches as Gucci, Dolce e Gabbana and Erdem do.

Model wearing bejewelled vest with turtleneck and grey trouders by Ganni

Cashmere vest by Ganni

A transition piece

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

Model wearing a black vest with embroidered beads paired with a white top with puff sleeves by Cecile Bahnsen

Vest with embroidered beads by Cecile Bahnsen

The preppy uniform

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 top.

Thom Browne models show a white and a blue vest both paired with white legs

Crew neck vest by Thom Browne

The XXL model

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.

Model styled with The Franke Shop vest, white shirt and grey bermuda, paired with ankle boots

Oversized vest top by The Frankie Shop


The chunky model also looks beautiful and modern layered over a buttoned-up denim shirt. All her outif is very 90s, if you remember the grunge style.

Model wearing Purple vest with denim mini skirt knee socks and boots

Hand-knitted oversized vest by Ganni

I am lucky enough to inherit a fantastic vest from my mother from the 70s. It’s a blue cashmere with a deep cleavage that looks like a tennis uniform from the 30s. So, or you go for some of the vests that we showed you previously or go to a vintage shop to fish an original and unique piece!
Fashion is fun!



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