By the time fall rolls around, you’ll probably start tucking away your summer clothes. Don’t do this quite yet! Wearing a sweater vest with your summer skirts is one thing to consider before all of your warm clothes are packed for the upcoming winter. Try the mentioned styles to get the most outfit choices out of your cozy top.
Try wearing a sweater vest with a vintage, 90’s inspired diamond pattern. Wear a t-shirt underneath and a shoulder strap purse. Try choosing a handbag that is smaller in size and hangs higher up under the arm. Your t-shirt can be white or pink. Add accessories like studded earrings and high socks. You can wear sneakers with this look and choose a light-colored skirt, like white. You can wear your hair straight, with a middle part and soft makeup.
If you want to wear a casual look that’s also sharp, wear a sweater vest that’s made of faux fur. Choose a color that can be paired with more than one color, like a taupe or camel color. Wear a plaid skirt to add graphics to your outfit that’s not overpowering. For choose, showcase your legs by wearing pointed-toe ankle boots or booties. Add accessories like a pair of aviator sunglasses and a wide brim, suede-like hat. To soften the edge of the look for balance, try wearing your hair in waves, pink lipstick, and rosy cheeks.
For a super sporty look, wear a v-neck sweater vest in a soft color like pink or light blue. Keep your sweater the main focus by skipping an undershirt and leaving your arms exposed. Wear a skater-style skirt or tennis skirt with plaid details. You can color block your top and bottom by choosing two different colors for each, instead of trying to match them. Add white sneakers and white ankle socks. You can completely skip accessories or add a watch and a simple gold-tone necklace. Wear your half up, half down, and bold makeup.
A houndstooth sweater vest is a way to look posh, but not too overdressed. Wear a collared shirt under your vest in white or black to coordinate. You can skip a long sleeve shirt if you want to feel the wind a bit more. You can wear a short sleeve collard shirt, a t-shirt or a white v-neck t-shirt. You can add a knife-pleated skirt or circle skirt. Your skirt can also be white or black to continue the overall color scheme. Add a shoulder strap, chain purse with an envelope flap, or leather-style clutch. To bring out your entire ensemble, wear knee-high motorcycle boots. You can also wear ankle boots in a motorcycle style. Wear your hair wavy and add deep red or brown lipstick.
For a fun color-blocking outfit, wear a blue sweater vest over a collared shirt. This look is also collegiate and preppy. You can roll up your sleeves and wear a watch or charm bracelet. Add a pencil skirt in an opposite color like orange. Your skirt can stop at your knee and can be worn with a neutral handbag with double straps. You can wear your hair in bouncy curls or in a knotted bun. For shoes, choose white pointed-toe pumps. You can keep your makeup look clean and neutral, with a colorful orange-red lip.
For a beach-inspired look, wear a sleeveless, cropped sweater vest! You can wear your vest in wheat, beige, or white color. You can wear a skater skirt with a draw a string tie-up. Your skirt doesn’t have to be in a darker color. You can wear a light blue skirt or a blue-jean skirt. Wear sandals or open-toe heels. Wear your legs bare or you can wear sheer tights. If you wear tights, skip the open-toe sandals and wear booties. This look is ideal for daytime activities. You can wear your hair full in long waves.
A pink sweater vest is a sweet look that can also be preppy. You can play more with color by wearing a blue-collar shirt. Wear your collar folded down over your vest. You can roll your sleeves up and wear a cuff bracelet or a watch. Pair your top pieces with a long, pleated skirt in a beige or khaki color. Wear a blur top-handle handbag and nude open-toe heels. You can add more accessories with oversized sunglasses and studded earrings.
A cardigan vest is the ultimate hybrid of a full sweater and a vest. Wear an oversized sweater vest in this style with a long-sleeve white t-shirt. If you want to wear more of a dressy top, you can choose a blouse with slightly puffed sleeves. You can add a high-waist skirt in a grey or black color. Wear your bare legs or add tights. You can wear beige booties in a western-style and a wine red shoulder bag that can also be worn as a crossbody. Wear a side part in your hair with bouncy curls.
For a spontaneous look, try wearing a sweater vest that has a color-blocking design. You can pair your sweater vest with a white t-shirt that is scoop-necked and doesn’t have to be too fitted. Add a skirt in a different color to bring out the hues of your sweater. Try choosing a bright pink, pleated skirt or a pink mini skirt. If you want a dapper look, add black penny loafers and high cocks in white. You can wear your hair in a half-up, half-down style and add silver-tone hoop earrings.
A printed sweater vest is also a great way to create a free-spirited look that’s also preppy. Try wearing a vest that has exciting prints like fruit or polka dots! Add a white collared shirt underneath and a knife-pleated skirt. Keep the white color prevalent with white sneakers and white socks. You can also wear a one-strap shoulder bag. Wear your hair in a middle part bob or faux bob. With this look, pink gloss, nude shadow, and pink cheeks will complement.
A sweater vest is the ultimate fall/winter hybrid to stay warm but not too stuffy. You can pair your vest with many skirts from mini, long, pleated, and circle skirts. Although collard shirts pair the best with this look, you can easily add a t-shirt in any color you choose. Now that you know more ways to wear a sweater vest, which look will you be pulling out this fall? Let us know in the comments!
Jessica graduated from AIU Atlanta with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Marketing. When she's not working hard on writing and designing, she enjoys spending time with family and a good cup of coffee!