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Trending 24 May 2021

Knitted Vests Are Having a Moment Right Now

Grandma cardigans had their fair share of attention, and now grandpa is finally getting his moment thanks to the resurgence of the versatile knitted vest.

From sneakers to trousers, and knitted vests to loafers, and now, the latest grandpa trend is taking the world by storm - knitted vests. The office-chic look is finally getting the recognition it deserves, and so we have combined some of our favourite styles to help you spruce up your wardrobe.


Words By Kaylah Baker

Bold

From Chandler Bing’s closet in Friends, to Cher’s in Clueless, the nineties have once again made itself known as the era that defined fashion. Creating a trend so faultless, we have once again had to bring it back this season. Taking what was once considered a lack of style onto fashion runways around the world, 90s inspired vests are popping up everywhere and we are not complaining.

Brighten the mood with an Acne Studios cable-knit sweater vest, a chunky soft knit that gives a subtle nod to vintage styles. Or if you are tossing up between a bold tone or print, Glasson’s argyle brightly printed number is a sure way to make winter a little less gloomy.

So, brighten up your mood and experiment with a pop of colour this season.

Acne Studios Cable-knit Sweater Vest, $590, Mytheresa

Patterned

The most iconic and notable knitted vest by far would have to be the classic ‘ugly’ patterned number and nothing says grandpa-inspired quite like a bold pattern. A statement Gucci seems to agree with when they paired a bold seventies colour palette design with the sweater vest, making it a compilation of all the trends that are making waves at the moment in the fashion sphere.

The added bonus about patterned apparel is it makes styling so easy as it takes the role of being the statement piece. Pair with a simple white button-up shirt or a cotton t-shirt and some jeans and you will have your grandma wishing she went through her husband’s wardrobe sooner.

Gucci GG Jacquard Wool Sweater Vest, $1,205, Mytheresa

Modernised

Originally made for practicality, the knitted vest was the item of choice for sportsmen. But thankfully the trend moved forward from being solely defined as a sportswear for men and started to make its way seamlessly into the fashion sphere.

Like all reintroduced fashion trends, the knitted vest is getting some moderations made from the typical low-cut neckline, tank-top look we have come to know. Seen sporting a trendy, modernised version with ease is Bella Hadid, proving that modernising the look is craftsmanship at its finest.

From turtleneck to extra low necklines, to bedazzling and revamping the classic cricket vest, the choices are becoming endless and Asos have created a sweet baby blue number to get you started on experimenting. With its tie sides and crew neck, the perfect winter look is just one purchase away.

ASOS DESIGN Knitted Cable Vest with Tie Sides, was $44 now $15.05, ASOS

Cropped

This look may not be exactly what your grandpa is stocking in his wardrobe, but it does not mean you can’t bring it into your own. Cropped knitted looks are so versatile and they add the perfect amount of warmth and bulk, while continuing to show off your sleek silhouette with ease.

Escaping the stereotype of being a baggy, long-line design, the Monki Salina organic cotton knitted vest is the perfect outwear item for any event. Inspired by a Scandic-chic design, it focuses on bringing minimalistic, simple colours to the forefront, and creates an impeccable timeless look that is forever forward-thinking.

Monki Salina Organic Cotton Knitted Vest, $60, ASOS