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