The tailored waistcoat is BACK. That is, the sleek, sleeveless look has become a fashion favorite this past season, with no sign that its popularity is slowing down. Best of all? The classic black button-front vest is also the season’s most versatile essential as it layers with knits, shirting, and all manner of jackets, proving it’s the ultimate power styling piece.
Ahead, check out five outfit combinations you (probably) haven’t tried yet.
Treat your vest like a shirt for layering or styling solo, weather-permitting.
Pair the wool waistcoat with differing textures for added dimension, like corduroy and silk.
Mix, don’t match, blazer and trouser styles with the vest for a unique three-piece look.
This power piece adds structure when styled with soft, textured trousers.
More Is More
Pile on cozy layers over, or under, the vest on the chilliest days.