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Oversized Sweater Vests Are Back Herersquos How To Style

Oversized Sweater Vests Are Back! Here’s How To Style

With the resurgence of retro looks, this '70s-inspired fashion trend is being picked up by everyone. Oversized sweater vests are making a comeback.

But, do you know how to style an oversized sweater vest? Most people born after the '70s probably don’t!

Thankfully, we have created this handy guide to help you add this stylish, retro fashion piece to your closet. Let’s look deeper into this item of clothing.

I’m sure you’ve seen sweater vests make an appearance on your Instagram feeds lately — I know I have. 

When Were Sweater Vests Even Trendy?

When we think about sweater vests, we think of the 90s and early 2000s adaptation of the sweater vest trend. Cher from Clueless comes to mind along with the fashionably sophisticated crew in Heathers — but the sweater vest dates back much further than those pop culture references. Getting superior recognition in the UK, the sweater vest was unearthed in the 1970s. It is a staple for professional cricketers, often paired with white flannel pants and collared shirts. Golfers followed suit, making the case that the sweater vest was far more comfortable and practical for outdoor activities.

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How Do I Style This Latest Trend?

There are plenty of ways to style the cute yet sophisticated sweater vest! Right now, the argyle pattern sweater vest is super popular, and we recommend getting your hands on one.

To style, you can throw on a chunky sweater vest with your favorite tee underneath, or simply wear the vest solo with nothing underneath. We love seeing girls pair the vest with a fashionable tennis skirt, which is very on point with the schoolgirl trend that is circulating, very reminiscent of the 90s. If you like a lowkey vibe, try a monochromatic look with a sweater vest and your favorite relaxed trouser and trainers. How else should you style them? That’s totally up to you!

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The Different Styles Are Endless!

As mentioned above, the argyle pattern sweater vest is really trendy right now. But if you want to try a different approach, you can try a striped pattern, embroidered flowers print, or even a waffle knit sweater vest. Bold, flashy prints will be very popular this spring, so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with this trend!

Just like the fashion trendsetters of the '70s, you can’t be shy when styling an oversized sweater vest. 


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