striped sweater vest outfit in fall

How to Wear a Sweater Vest in All Seasons

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Though a sweater vest might seem like the go-to come fall, you may be delighted to know that you can wear your favorite fall piece all year long! With a few easy styling swaps, this one versatile piece can be created into many stylish outfits- no matter the weather. Maximize your wardrobe by checking out how to wear a sweater vest in all seasons!


In the uncertain temps, your sweater vest is best worn over a long sleeve top for extra coverage. If your weather allows, show a little bit of leg with a light-washed denim skirt. A loafer and sock combo not only adds some style, but it adds some warmth to your feet as well.

A bucket hat is trendy yet quirky, adding a current look to this outfit. Organic gold hoops paired with a woven straw tote add just the right amount of spring to this look.

striped sweater vest outfit spring

vest | shirt | skirt | loafers | purse | hat | socks | earrings


When the temps are steadily rising, instead of layering your sweater vest, you will wear the sweater vest as a stand-alone top. Tucked into vintage high-waisted denim shorts paired with chunky dad sandals, this look is comfortable, practical, and a little bit quirky.

Finish off your look with a straw bag and sunglasses to bring in the warm weather elements to your outfit!

vest | shorts | bag | sandals


A sweater vest is made for fall, so you can’t go wrong with fall’s favorite companions- layers and boots. A sweater vest looks even more classic when layered over a classic white button-down.

Skinny jeans are the go-to jeans when wearing knee-high boots. Cognac boots add some color to this otherwise black & white look.

A classy bag and classy earrings finish off this look!

vest | button-down (similar) | boots (similar)


By adding even more layers and swapping out your lighter hues for darker tones, your sweater vest is ready to be worn in winter.

An elegant camel coat offsets the darker tones while still having the outfit look cool weather appropriate. Protect your feet from the winter element with leather knee-high boots. Finish off your look with a classy handbag and matching earrings!

striped sweater vest outfit winter

vest | coat | shirt | pants | boots | purse | earrings

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If you love the idea of clothing items that can be worn in different ways and in different seasons, then you’ll probably love a capsule wardrobe!

If you’re looking to get started in one, then start here: What is a Capsule Wardrobe?


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