When you think of sweater vests, your mind might jump to the ’90s stylings of Carlton Banks in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air or Chandler Bing in Friends. Despite its somewhat square associations, a recent onslaught of pop culture characters have made the knitwear positively cool. Whether you look to Robyn in High Fidelity or Christine in Lady Bird, sleeveless knits have gone through a style evolution and are now synonymous with the trendiest kids on the block.
Perhaps one of the biggest influences on the item’s surge in popularity is the internet’s resident boyfriend, Harry Styles, whose love of a brightly coloured sweater vest has only added to his status as a style icon. From the Princess Di-inspired sheep print to his and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s matching argyle set, Styles’ affinity with sweater vests means the demand is unlikely to disappear any time soon.
If you’re yet to get your hands on a knitted sleeveless wonder, you’ll be glad to know that we’ve rounded up the best picks on the market right now. Whether you’re searching for a loud polka dot piece to liven up your daily walk around the park or want to keep things cosy indoors with a neutral knit, there’s a sweater vest to suit everyone this season.
To take a peek at every item we’re lusting after this month, click through the slides ahead…