Did you get the Vest Memo?
Vests 2.0 are here and they are cool. Patterned or plain, long or snug and short. From design houses or hand knitted in front of the TV, the vest is back with a vengeance and we couldn’t be happier!
We’re seeing more and more vests pop onto the market and it’s a great time to pick one up amid the vest takeover! We love this outfit on James McAvoy, rocking an edgy Gucci vest, as seen in the recent movie block buster, Atomic Blonde.
Vests are great for layering – we’ve added a striped blazer as the perfect outerwear to top off a knit vest which frames up our urban inspired, Pipe Dream Scarf Ring. This encloses a borrowed from the boys cravat.
You can use this season’s popular heritage fabrics in tweeds and stripes to achieve a classic and preppy look, finished off with a vest and Scarf Ring. Don’t forget cuff links add another interesting detail and are perfect for shirts worn under vests!
Why We Love Vests
Gucci’s vests are to covet and inspire with bold symbols such as bees, stars and repeat patterns. These are perfect for layering up over shirts and with a jacket on top!
Vest inspiration is everywhere, here are more reasons to in-vest in this amazingly versatile garment.
Vests are made for autumn and winter and are a go-to staple! Wear a warm long sleeve tee under neath and you have instant style and comfort. It couldn’t be easier. Add a beautiful scarf and scarf ring for that extra neck warmth which will also give you the option to add a splash of colour to your outfit. There are many scarves available in a warm winter wool which is great for the colder months.
Instead of a Christmas jumper this year, how about a winter vest?
Marco De Vincenzo knitted-vest
Vests are perfect for the summer months due to having no restrictions on the arms. They make you feel free and are the perfect addition to your summer outfit. Why not try a non restrictive draped vest over loose trousers for the summer evenings. 3.1 Phillip Lim long vests in grey/ green and white/peach.
Slim-line or slouchy, vests are great for day or cooler summer evenings. Many now come with beads, studs and embellishments, like this dressy vest from Maison Margeilla. Maybe you prefer the Maison’s blue sporty vest instead!
Accessories with Vests
Accessories are great with vests, specifically a beautiful statement necklace. The vest will frame a necklace perfectly, drawing people to it. A brooch worn on a lapel of a jacket over a vest creates layers of interest.
In the colder months we would recommend a statement scarf accompanied by a fabulous accent scarf ring for example the Pipe Dreams Scarf Ring. In store now.
Vests in the Workplace
Vests aren’t just for when you’re off the clock. There are many vests out there suitable for the corporate women out there! Show up to the office in a statement vest accompanied with the right accessories and you’ll be setting a statement with your outfit for sure! You can keep it chic yet professional!
From top Vests from:
Diane Von Furstenberg, knitted Merino vest
Patterned playful vest from Marc Jacobs
Slouchy vest from Maison Margeilla
We will leave you with a handful of images to ignite your own personal vest inspiration. Let us know in the comments your vest ideas and tag us on Instagram wearing your vest!
Prada Sports vests below 2,3
Vanessa Seaward Vests 4,5
So on that note, remember that versatile vests will go the distance from sporty chic, to contemporary work wear to refined evening elegance, so embrace vests 2.0 for uplifting and empowering style!