As we went into lockdown in March and had a great deal more time to spend on the internet, I began to binge 'High Fidelity', the Hulu hit show (RIP season two) starring Zoe Kravitz where her character, Rob, wears a lot of sweater vests. Rob wears them like an extremely hot girl does, instead of the way your uncle Geoff does, and so the sweater vest concept took seed in my brain, and decided to take residence for the months to come. Over said months, I discovered I was not alone in my fervour for sweater vests, and as recent runways would have it, the rest of the world was catching on fast. It is now almost summer in Australia and our window to indulge in the emerging trend has almost closed. With this in mind, I bring you: our favourite sweater vests to buy before it's too late.
Extreme Cashmere n°144 Clic Top
So soft you could swaddle a baby in it. Made of 100% cashmere, this luxurious unisex piece is an everlasting staple.
Zara Knit Vest with Crotchet Detail
A cheerful option for those feeling a slightly more bohemian vibe. Janis Joplin eat your heart out.
House of Sunny Hockney Knit
This cozy, fluffy, joyful sweater is ideal for those who never know whether or not to wear a jacket with detachable long sleeves that can be removed or snapped back on in a flash.
Maison Margiela Beige Wool Destroyed V-neck Vest
Half vest, half cape. Perfect for temperature regulation and easy removal, this wool vest features vented side seams. Stylish and convenient.
Acne Studios Fair Isle Gilet
Knitted from soft British wool, this Acne Studios piece will have you leaning in to some heavy Scottish energy.
Les Coyotes De Paris Morris Knit Vest
How dare this sweater vest be so perfect? constructed from Alpaca and wool in the most beautiful Lapis, you may even turn more heads than Kravitz.
Gucci Hawaii Wool Cotton Vest
Harry Styles, come get your vest. This fun iteration of a pullover feels youthful and playful while maintaining an elevated air, obviously.
The Frankie Shop Oversized Cable Knit Vest
For the layering fans. This cable knit piece features wide arms and a deep v for maximum roominess, and is constructed of 100% wool.