8 Sweater Vests That Are Anything But Stuffy
We love how this Theory Marled Sweater Vest ($120, originally $200) gets a jolt of downtown cool when styled with a denim skirt and tights.
The rich mustard hue of Derek Lam's Knit Sweater Vest ($890) is perfect for Fall, and would look great against a leopard print belt.
We can't wait to slip this cozy HELMUT Shell Wool Vest on over a fitted floral dress for a day at the office.
Joseph's Intarsia-Print Sleeveless Sweater ($495) is a great spin on the classic sweater vest, and is an easy way to take on Fall's Peruvian trend.
Try a solid heather gray sweater vest, like Merona's Ultimate Shell Sweater ($20) over a printed button-down blouse for a borrowed-from-the-boys look.
We're willing to bet that this Alexander Wang Sleeveless Knit Top ($425) would look amazing with a long-sleeved tee and leather pencil skirt.
Hot pink and cashmere? Sign us up for J.Crew's Featherweight Cashmere Shell ($80) any day of the week.
Sweater vests were once reserved for dads, stodgy prepsters, and Doug Funnie, but this season, they've taken on a whole new meaning. We're especially smitten with the recent crop of sleek, sophisticated sweater vests that are more modern hipster than Ivy League princess - brands like Theory, J.Crew, and Joseph are offering up vibrant, cozy pieces that perfectly fuse the classic silhouette with fresh fabrics and patterns.
Of course, it's all about the styling with these: we love the look of a crisp white button-down topped with a colorful sweater vest, but it's also quite cool to mix it up by layering one with a fitted long-sleeved tee, and cinching it at the waist with a leopard-print belt. No matter how you wear it, the sweater vest is shaping up to be one of the coolest, easiest ways to show your preppy side without going too Blair Waldorf.
We've rounded up eight pieces that will go with everything from boyfriend jeans to leather skirts - click through to shop them all now.
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