November 17, 2011

How to Wear a Sweater Vest

Step 1: Buy a knit piece that is so singularly awesome, so not what you think of when you think of "sweater vest," that you own it for half a year without realizing that is meant to be worn as such.

Yesterday, I found myself wearing the tried and true American classic combination of: 1) sweater vest 2) white oxford button up 3) navy trousers, and to top it off 4) Tod's driving loafers, all without looking like a complete asshole. IMO.

Here's how it came together.

I have owned this top that I did not realize was a sweater vest for a while. I was pretty sure it was just a side boob revealing cashmere knit tank top. I always thought it was funny that a tank top, which I actually wore during the summer, would be made of cashmere. I haven't been wearing it lately because I believed it was too cold for this tank top. The sweater vest was probably confused as well, wondering why it was out in 70+ degree weather pressed right up against a human body with no layers in between.

Then it struck me. This piece of knitwear could work out quite nicely in a more fall/winter look. 

Then I was like, well, trousers, duh.

I figured the only way to complete this would be with my preppiest shoe, these Tod's loafers.

So there you have it. I'm pretty into it! It's grown up and childish at the same time. Also, cozy. Also, layering.

This was my look for the outside world. I am so happy to be back in bright ass California where I need to wear sunglasses every single day even when it's about to rain. I had missed that.


Joy said...

You look fantastic. I love it.

Holly Hilgenberg said...

Thank you for inspiring me to wear more sweater vests/tank tops. I needed that kick in the pants!

Tash said...

Wow, I'm amazed you manages to make a sweater vest look so chic. Thanks for sharing!


Deniz said...

Hi! happy days!:) Loves from Turkey!;)


Deniz said...

Hi! happy days!:) Loves from Turkey!;)


OnceInABlue Moon said...

was looking for some sweater vest affirmation and this nailed it! Now im excited to wear my cashmere sweater vest that I was so confused about withouth looking like a complete Ahole =)