If you’re on the hunt for cute women’s sweater vests, you’re in luck, because ever since the grandpa-chic trend took off last fall, brands have caught on and designed adorable iterations of the classic layering piece for 2021.
On days when the forecast is more confused than your dog who’s wondering why you’ve barely left the house in 365 days, the knitwear essential will come to the rescue—serving as an extra layer atop your go-to white button-down or printed mesh top. Everyone from Bella Hadid to Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner have tried out the trend, which strikes a perfect balance between playful and polished.
A sweater vest is easily paired with Gen Z-approved pants, pleated skirts, and denim—and comes in a range of prints and hues that won’t make you look like you belong on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. From classic plaid to checkerboard to leopard print, there are plenty of fresh styles below—along with straightforward designs that will stand the test of time.
Ahead, shop the best women’s sweater vests that deserve a spot on your Instagram grid this spring.
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