The sweater vest, portrayed as a garment worn by nerds and people who didn’t know fashion, yet, in 2021 it is one of the most popular items to find on the racks and everyone is rocking them like they are the cool kids. 

Harry Styles Fashion

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All the cool kids like Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles have been rocking the vest for about a year now, and the only thing we can think about is the fact that we want all of them, in all patterns and colours, especially the one with the sheep on it. 

The sheep vest was truly one of the first outings we saw celebrities wearing the garment again, and the Lavin Spring 2020 piece was an inspiration to the late Princess Diana who wore a similar design but in long sleeves and red rather than blue. 

The sweater vest moved onto a lot of celebrities and influencers who were prone to vintage fashion, the looks that came from these sweater vests were very 70’s inspired, pairing them with white oxford shirts, pleated trousers and a pair of penny loafers. The 70’s itself is back in people’s wardrobes this year as they are wearing the bright pastel colour pallets, the masculine blazers and flared jeans. 

Princess Diana Fashion

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Nobody would have guessed that plaid would be back in style, especially when we looked back on the 2000s and realized how bad plaid looked in photos, but with the sweater vest back how can you not have one or two with the classic plaid pattern? Although many of the vest celebs are wearing are either cable knit, plain, or have some pattern or design, you need to make sure that what you’re wearing with it doesn’t look like a bad fashion choice. 

The sweater vest was preppy, but now, we make sure we aren’t pulling off all the prim and proper trimmings with it. When wearing a sweater vest like the cool kids, try with a plain white t-shirt, preferably oversized and some light washed 501’s. If you are wearing it with an oxford shirt make sure both the shirt and the vest are oversized and untucked. 

Kendall Jenner Fashion

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Now we don’t know how long this trend is going to last, but if you have an old vest laying around and want to be like the cool kids, I say get on it right away, because once the photos develop we’re going to realize the same mistake we made in the 2000s.