I’m back with an all-new Five Ways To Wear It and this month I’m featuring the sweater vest. The sweater vest is very much on trend this fall but I know not everyone is a fan. At first, I wasn’t sure if I was able to go back to this trend. It’s true that sometimes when you’ve already lived through a trend, it’s hard to go back. Although this trend may have been reminiscent of the 90s, I promise that you can make it modern. Below I’m styling a houndstooth sweater vest and showing you five different ways you can style it. The classic white button-down with jeans is pretty classic and can be seen all over Pinterest but if you know me, I’m all about finding many different ways to wear something. If it’s going to take up space in my closet, it can’t just be a one-trick pony.

I originally bought this vest off Shein which was a first for me. (I know a lot of our Pretties are curious about this site too) The chain link shoes are from there as well. My girls have ordered from them before so I decided to give it a try and I’m happy I did. I’m thrilled with these pieces and the price was even better. I still recommend reading reviews if there are any because some items can be tricky however they seem pretty good about returns. Just be sure to read all the return and exchange info. Unfortunately, the vest I ordered has limited sizes left. Not to worry though, at the bottom of this post I listed some other similar houndstooth sweater vest options. Now, let’s check out my five ways to wear a sweater vest!

Option #1

Printed Vest + White Tee + Medium Wash Jeans + Bright Shoes

As mentioned above, I selected a black and white houndstooth print for my sweater vest and since it’s still on the hot side in Texas I decided to pair it up with my white tee. You can opt for either a v-neck or crew neck, just make sure the necklines of both the top and the vest line up nicely. Then I choose my medium wash distressed jeans. If you don’t like the distressed look then solid medium wash jeans are totally fine. I finished this look off with a pop of color by adding my red mules. I love the classic look of black, white, and red paired together but any bright shoes will work. Maybe try pink or a pretty fall yellow.

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Option #2

Printed Vest + White Button-Down + Gray Bottoms + Black Shoes

For my second look, I paired my sweater vest with a white button-down. To help with proportions I opted to leave my button-down untucked and hanging out the bottom of my sweater. Feel free to try tucked and untucked to see what style you like best. I then added my gray jeans and finished off with my black mules that feature another one of the season’s trends, chunky chain links.

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Option #3

Printed Vest + CHambray Shirt + Color Denim + Leopard Shoes

For look number three I decided to change up everything and opt for a button-down chambray shirt. Chambray is a neutral and will go with whatever sweater vest print you choose. Again, I left it untucked and paired it up with some color denim bottoms. In this case, I choose a brown, tobacco color which is perfect for fall, and finished off with some leopard mules because you know I just got to get my leopard in, right?

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Option #4

Printed Vest + White Button-Down + Medium Wash Jeans + Black Shoes

Look number four I’m back to my white button-down but swapped out the gray jeans for my medium wash distressed ones. I also decided to tone this one down and style with my black mules with the chunky chain links.

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Option #5

Printed Vest + Chambray Shirt + Black Leggings + Black Combat Boots

For my last look, I styled my sweater vest with my button-down chambray shirt, and this time I added my black leggings. This would also work with my faux leather leggings or even my black denim pants. I finished this look off with my black combat boots from last fall. Combat boots are still very much on trend this season and not only do they look great, but they are also really comfortable!

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There you have it! My five ways to wear a sweater vest. Which sweater vest style is your favorite? Now my challenge to you is to take these combinations and build on them. What other combinations can you come up with? Let me know! Post them on the Pretties Facebook Page or on Instagram and tag them #sweaterveststyle and #gypooutfitformulas so I can check out your Sweater Vest Style!

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