Like its cardigan cousin, the sweater vest is a divisive member of the wardrobe family. While they may be mocked by your "you could have found that in a thrift store" friends, this outlier has ridden the fringes of fashion for decades, experiencing multiple renaissances while at it.
Recently, the sweater vest has been given another boost from a few famous faces, paired up with long sleeve shirts by the likes of Kendall Jenner and A$AP Nast. Retiring your thick wool sweater and giving your arms some breathing space makes perfect sense for spring and this is a look we're standing by this season.
With sweater vests for spring on the brain, we've rounded up some of the best sleeveless companions to add to your wardrobe right now, featuring pieces by Raf Simons, Prada, and more.
Scroll for some of the best sweater vests around right now.
If aliens do ever turn up on earth, sweater vests might be one of the harder wardrobe items to explain to them. This spring-ready piece by responsible fashion brand Story MFG at least depicts a figure that they might be familiar with. Oh, and it's also been handmade using naturally-dyed yarns.
The recent collections of Japan's legendary Beams have been stacked with all-out grandpa looks. So here for it.
Sweater vests are not all thrift stores and argyle patterns you know! Founded by Jil Sander and Vivienne Westwood alumni, Jordanluca serves up a wild sweater vest bearing spray paint graphics.
Marc Jacobs being Marc Jacobs, the designer's latest collection, titled Heaven, puts the fun back into your spring ensemble via candy-shaded pinks and purples. For your cyberpunk princess summer.
Olive green always works. And it's everywhere again thanks to IG moodboards and a new generation of grail-hunters looking for late '90s Prada.
I'd put money on this hanging in Harry Styles' wardrobe. Still, though, it's all about how you wear it.
Martine's love for all things athletic is on show again, this time in a sweater vest that gives off some serious '90s college drama vibes.
Love this. AGR's use of different materials across this striped vest give it amazing texture and contrast. Will look great over a white tee.
Everyone loves pastel in spring. And if you don't? Stop lying!
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