Gucci and Your Grandpa Have This Autumn Trend in Common

Cycling shorts, thong sandals, cargo trousers—we’ve lost track of the number of “unexpected” fashion trends that have transcended to become the height of cool, but if you asked us a few seasons ago, even we couldn’t predict that this retro item would make an appearance on the style agenda. 

Knitted vests have made a major comeback thanks to the likes of Gucci and Burberry, which made the preppy top a firm fixture on the runway way back in 2019. Ever since, the formerly fuddy-duddy knit has started to crop up in the outfits of our favourite influencers. 

Of course, you can borrow styling techniques from your grandpa by pairing them with a button-down shirt, but the sartorially savvy seem to be mimicking Chandler Bing by layering theirs over simple T-shirts—here’s looking at you, Anne-Victoire. 

Keep scrolling to see how fashion people are wearing the throwback buy. Then go on to shop the best knitted vests this autumn. 

Alyssa Coscarelli gives her oversize knitted vest an edgy overhaul with the addition of bleached jeans and studded shoes. 

Ada Oguntodu ups the preppy ante of her knitted vest by styling it with checked trousers, bright socks and heeled loafers. 

Use your knitted vest to give your summery skirts an autumn update. Once the temperatures drop, simply swap out the sandals for a pair of chunky boots. 

You needn’t only opt for traditional weaves—Amaka Hamelijnck’s daisy-adorned vest proves just how fun the trend can be. 

Eni’s embroidered vest makes for the ideal knitwear update. Just add white or ecru denim. 

Of course, María Bernad has matched her natty Gucci knit with a pair of grass-green boots. 

A knitted vest is the ideal way to inject your the neutral wares in your wardrobe with a dose of colour. 

Tick off the checkerboard trend with this statement vest. 

The crystal buttons on this tank will elevate it to after-dark territory. 

A staple you’ll wear again and again. 

Incase you don’t already have enough leopard print in your wardrobe. 

This will look so cool layered over a crisp white shirt or collared blouse. 

This feels so authentically retro. 

Minimalists will style this over shirt dresses and with leather trousers. 

This Ganni knit is already proving very popular with the style set. 

This hue is still trending for autumn. 

How cute is this picturesque print? 

This chic shade of yellow is so hard to come by. 

Another autumn hit courtesy of The Frankie Shop—get it while you can. 

Who said knitted vests couldn’t double as party attire? 

This looks so premium. 

A great autumnal color.

The perfect way to pep up your blue jeans. 

Sequins are always hard to resist. 

This cropped knit will look the Clueless part with floaty layers underneath. 

This versatile knit comes in three colourways. Though, the red is our favourite. 

Next Up, Autumn/Winter 2021 Trends: The Only Fashion Looks You Need to Know

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.