10 Of The Best Sweaters Vests (And How To Style Them)

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By Jess
10 Apr 2023

Sweater vests have undoubtedly made a comeback, and I am 100% here for it. They were all over for the fall and winter season. And I love to see that they’re still here for spring. From slim fitting cashmere crewnecks to chunky cable knits, there are so many stylish sweater vests to choose from. What I love about sweater vests is your ability to layer. Especially for those early days of spring when it might not be warm enough for a tee. Wear them over a button down for a chic office look or pair with jeans and clogs for a casual weekend outfit. It’s one of my favorite items in my wardrobe and this cotton/linen 90s style is on my wish list.

I figured it was time to update my round up of 10 chic sweater vests along with some inspiration for how to style a sweater vest this season.

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If you love to thrift and vintage shop, definitely head to your local thrift store and don’t forget the men’s section. Lots of potential to score a great sweater vest. How are you feeling about the sweater vest trend? Let me know in the comments.

10 Of The Best Sweater Vests

AYR The 90s Sweater Vest

A chic button front style from AYR, this sweater vest is slightly fitted and perfectly drapey. Made with a Certified Responsible Wool Standard yarn that’s mixed with FSC Certified Viscose and recycled nylon. It comes in camel and black, to complete what minimalist wardrobe dreams are made of.

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Cable Knit Sweater Vest

This organic cotton cable knit sweater vest made in a Fair Trade factory is so chic. I really like this preppy style paired with wide leg trousers and a blazer. Layer it over a button down for a classic look. Pair with loafers or converse and jeans for a great weekend look. Or add trousers for chic office style.

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Madewell Cotton Sweater Tank

If you’re looking for something airy and cotton, this sweater vest is great to wear alone or layered over fitted tee. It’s made from a scalloped cotton. So it’s not too hot for spring and warmer weather.

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Handmade Oversized Knit Sweater Vest

Etsy is always a treasure trove and this handmade oversized knit sweater vest is no exception. It’s a handmade knitted sweater vest in 100% wool. What I really like about this style is that it comes in 26 different color options ranging from cream to royal blue. Order ahead because this item ships from Lithuania. But order now and it’ll be here just in time for cooler temps!

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Cotton Striped Cropped Sweater Vest

The striped cotton sweater vest is one of my favorites. It’s fitted and slightly cropped, made in a crew neck style in stripe or cream. Timeless and chic this looks great with trousers, jeans or a high waisted skirt. Layer it over a dress too. A great staple for spring and summer.

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Ribbed Wool Sweater Vest

I love the color and ribbed stitching on this classic sweater vest. Made with 100% wool it’s great to wear now and in the fall. Layer over a slip dress or wear on its own. It would also look so chic under a blazer paired with jeans or trousers.

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Chunky Cashmere Crew Sweater Vest

A chunkier knit with a high crewneck and longer length. Made with 100% cashmere this one is so soft and cozy for layering over a button down or blouse. I love this one paired with boyfriend jeans. And layered over an oversized button down. Wear it with a basic tee and white jeans under a trench for a chic spring look.

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Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater Vest

This cashmere sleeveless turtleneck sweater vest from Reformation has total 90s preppy vibes. With a ribbed turtleneck and trim it has a relaxed fit that looks so chic tucked into trousers. Wear alone for warmer days. And layer over a blouse or turtleneck as the temps drop.

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Cotton/Linen Sweater Vest

If you live somewhere with warmer weather, this breezy cotton/linen blend sweater vest is the ideal neutral sweater vest in a drapey fit with front button detail. It comes in a light neutral oatmeal or navy. Pair it with the matching cardigan for breezy weather or air conditioned offices.

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Cashmere Sweater Vest

If you’re looking for classic and timeless you can’t go wrong with a cashmere sweater vest in a neutral shade. This one comes in four classic colors. Black, navy, charcoal, and beige. It’s a more fitted shape. Great for tucking in to trousers or pairing with a slip dress or skirt.

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How To Style Sweater Vests

I’m not one to hop on every trend and I tend to stick with what I know I’ll wear. What I like about sweater vests is they are so versatile. And can look really classic and timeless. Whether you want to go neutral, monotone, preppy, or office wear, there are a lot of ways to style a sweater vest that can work with your style and wardrobe. I started a Pinterest board here for more inspiration on how to wear a sweater vest. And below are some sweater vest outfits to get you started!

Outfit inspiration via ModeDAmour, Pinterest, PureWow via Pinterest, Stephanie Broek, Aurela Fashionista, Charlotte Olivia, Emma Hill, Sinead Crowe.

What To Wear Under A Sweater Vest?

There are tons of ways to wear a sweater vest. And as we head into spring, you can layer them over lighter pieces like tees and dresses. A sweater vest with a white button down is an instant classic. Pair it with a straight leg jean or trousers for a preppy look. For warmer weather opt for a white t shirt. As it gets warmer you can wear a dress under a sweater vest, like a silk slip dress or a flowy mini dress.

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