How to Style A Sweater Vest

The sweater vest is a versatile piece that can be worn throughout the year, making it a great addition to any wardrobe. In the winter months, it’s perfect for layering to create warmth without adding bulk. In addition, in the spring and fall, it’s a great way to transition between seasons and add an extra layer of style to your outfits. Whether worn with a dress or a skirt, the sweater vest can add a sophistication to any look. In this post, I will be sharing tips and tricks on how to style a sweater vest to elevate your wardrobe.

How to Style a Sweater Vest

How to Style A Sweater Vest

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Pair it With your Relaxed Jeans

How to Style A Sweater Vest

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For a casual winter look, try pairing a sweater vest with a relaxed pair of blue jeans and a pair of white sneakers. This look is perfect for a casual day out and will keep you warm and stylish. The combination creates a comfortable yet chic outfit that is perfect for running errands or casual hangouts. The sweater vest will not only keep you warm this winter, but elevates your classic, casual denim-sneaker look.

Layer it Under Your Wool Coat

How to Style A Sweater Vest in winter

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For a chic monochrome look, try layering a cream sweater vest under a wool coat and pairing it with a pair of cream trousers. This look is perfect for a sophisticated winter outfit and will keep you warm while looking stylish. The monochrome color scheme creates a cohesive look while the sweater vest layering adds depth and interest to your outfit.

Keep it Classic with a Monochrome Outfit

Monochrome winter outfit

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For a classic winter look, try keeping it monochrome with a grey sweater vest paired with a grey scarf coat, and a pair of heels. This look is perfect for a formal or office occasion and will keep you warm while looking polished. The monochrome color scheme creates a cohesive look while the combination of the sweater vest and the scarf coat add warmth. Finally, the heels elevate the look making it perfect for a formal event or meeting.

Layer it over A Blouse

How to Style A Sweater Vest for winter layering

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Try layering your sweater vest over a long white blouse, and pairing it with classic blue jeans and flats, for a chic but casual look. This outfit is perfect for a casual day out or a business casual work event. The layering adds depth to the outfit and the white blouse gives the look a crisp and clean feel. In addition, the combination of the sweater vest and the white blouse creates a sophisticated yet effortless look, perfect for casual work events or meeting friends for lunch.

Pattern Play and Mix and Match

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A striped sweater vest can be paired with black jeans for a classic and sleek look. To add a touch of sophistication, try adding a black long coat and a scarf over your look. After that, add a pair of Chelsea Boots and chic jewelry complete the outfit with a polished finish. This outfit is perfect to wear to the office or for a casual date night because of its chic and elevated look.

Layer it Over a Dress

sweater vest over a dress

A sweater vest is a versatile piece because it can be worn year-round. To style it for warmer months, you can layer it over a dress. This creates a layered look that provides an extra layer of warmth without adding too much bulk. It also adds an interesting contrast between the dress and the vest, and can be accessorized with a belt to cinch the waist and add shape to the outfit if needed.

Layer it over a Skirt

layering piece for spring

A sweater vest is an essential layering piece for spring and summer because it can be paired with a skirt to create a chic and stylish outfit. Layering a sweater vest over a skirt can add a touch of warmth on chilly days while still looking light and fresh. You can opt for a pencil skirt, a flowy mini skirt or even a chic maxi skirt, this way you can play with different shapes and textures and create a different look every time.

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More Tips and Ways to Wear A Sweater Vest

  • Keep your outfit classic and add a pop of color with the sweater vest
  • Layer a sweater vest over your button up white shirt or blouse
  • Layer it over a summer dress for spring months
  • Don’t be afraid to pattern play and mix and match
  • Pair with your 90s fit jeans for a more casual look
  • pack them for your winter vacation. Great layering pieces for apres style
  • Pair with a Skirt
  • Pair it with a well fitted blazer

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