Men’s Style: Reinvest in the Sweater Vest

By Donte’, Men’s Style VIP

As I was going through my closet the other day, I realized that I had a few sweater vests that I haven’t worn in quite some time.  Then I realized that I haven’t seen anyone wear a sweater vest in a pretty long time.  Are they out of style?  Do they make them anymore?  Why is that?  The best answer I could think of was that people don’t know what season they are for or how to style them.

The reason it seems to be pretty difficult to determine which season one should wear a sweater vest is because of the fabric and texture.  The ones I have are mainly wool blends as opposed to cotton and are on the heavier side.  If I wear them in the summer, I can get pretty warm very quickly.  Because they don’t have sleeves, it can suggest that they aren’t for the winter.  Also, some of the brighter colored sweater vests seem to be appropriate for early spring, so maybe that’s the appropriate season.  See the confusion?  Here are some tips for how to wear a sweater vest and make it trendy again.

Try wearing it under a suit during the winter months.  This is where the lack of sleeves can be to your advantage because you can layer it under a suit for added warmth without bulking up or changing the fit in the arms.  They can also provide an accent to the suit depending on the color of the vest.  You can be creative and create new color schemes when you combine them with a shirt and tie or other accessories.  Another way to style it is under a button down shirt.  It has a similar effect as when you wear it with a suit.  You can wear the button down shirt open so that you can see the layers of the outfit.

As you can see, there are ways we can revive the sweater vest and bring it back to life.  So how would you rock it?  What are some creative ways you’ve seen or worn a sweater vest?  Let me know your thoughts and share your vision with the readers.

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