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Bailey’s Q&A Styling Tips: How to Style a Sweater Vest

Bailey’s Q&A Styling Tips: How to Style a Sweater Vest

Bailey’s Q&A Styling Tips: How to style a Sweater vest

By Bailey Stuvland, The Bailey Daily

 Q: I really want to try out the new sweater vest trend. Tell me all the ways to wear one!

 A: The sweater vest trend is kind of a fun one, is it not? It’s unique, androgynous and, in a way, you don’t know what to make of it. Which is why it makes this trend so intriguing. There are many different styles from the oversized, voluminous fitting sweater vests to the more tailored versions. So, let’s discuss some of my favorite ways to style a sweater vest. 


Minimalist Monochrome

Take this classy look to the next level by making it monochrome. Loving an off-white oversized cable knit sweater vest worn over a long white blouse with off-white wide leg trousers. Or, give it a 90’s spin with high-waisted pleated pants and beige shoes.


High-neck neutral

For a chic, sophisticated, neutral look, do a split hem roll neck sweater vest in beige worn over a longer white crisp blouse. Pair this combo with tight beige split leggings. Add some animal print booties or leggings and knee high boots for a simply modern look.


 sweater vest blouse-fit

 Here’s another way to pair your sweater vest with your white blouse. This time make sure your white blouse is long enough to wear it as a dress. Next, layer with your sweater vest. Be it an off-white cable knit, grey/black argyle or basic black. Then, add black knee high or edgy Chelsea lug sole boots. It’s a vibe.



sweater vest with Baggy jeans

Jump on board the new baggy jeans trend and pair it with a petite sized, cropped even, sweater vest. A solid black vest with white piping would be cute or a preppy argyle print. It’s a very 90’s vibe – so you can either choose to wear it without anything underneath, a T-shirt or a blouse. Since this is a more casual look, your sporty sneakers will be a perfect touch.



high fashion layered

 Make the sweater vest high fashion by doing the sleek layered look for winter. You can try out pattern mixing here, or you may choose to go more of the minimalistic/ monochrome route. Whichever you choose, layer your sweater vest under your belt bags, blazers, wool coats, and trenches. Complete your look with jeans and classic sneakers for a casual look. Or combat boots and trousers for a trendy, chic look. Oh, and don’t forget some fun jewelry too!


Stay Stylish!



About The Author

Bailey Stuvland

Bailey Stuvland is a California girl who loves talking about all things fashion. With more than ten years of styling experience for personal clients and with brands like Stitch Fix, she enjoys helping others find what they love to wear. Her mission is to help people not only look good on the outside, but feel good on the inside by having fun with outfits, accessories and beauty. You can find her blog at .

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