Styling an Oversized Sweater Vest

by Smalltownme

I am loving the oversized vest trend. So many cute chic ways to style! I knew I had to add one to my wardrobe. And then I found the perfect sweater vest for under $45! This sweater vest has an asymmetric hem which adds style to the drapey, oversized fit. And it comes in four different colors - Beige (the vest I'm rocking), gray, charcoal, and black.

Today I'll be sharing four easy ways to style this adorable vest. Get ready to be inspired!

For my first look, I layered my sweater vest over a shirt dress. Think of this dress as a long button-up dress shirt. Super easy and effortless to layer under any oversized sweater. I finished off my look with some over the knee boots and threw on a crossbody bag to give my outfit a little shape.

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For my next look, I layered my sweater vest over a plain white button up dress shirt. Styled with leather leggings and some cute ankle booties, I have an outfit perfect for a night out. I'm wearing my favorite go-to leather leggings, but a killer pair of faux leather would work too. Don't forget a cute clutch - here I'm styling a black patent leather clutch, but a fun pop of color or pattern would also be so cute.

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Next, I took a sleeveless dress and layered on the sweater vest. Because this vest is so oversized and loose, it lays effortlessly over the dress... showing the perfect amount of peek-a-boo at the bottom. I styled with black tights and a pair of combat boots for a little edge. Here, I'm holding a leopard print clutch... adding a little unexpected pop to my outfit.

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Finally, I'm adding a little laid-back style with jeans and a basic v-neck tee. I love how versatile this look is. I added a baseball cap for a really casual vibe. Comfortable, put together, and ready for any curve balls life throws your way! For this look, trendy kicks are a must! And, once again, I styled with a crossbody to help show my shape.

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This vest is just one of the many cute oversized vest options out there. Super versatile and at a great price point for a fun trendy addition to your wardrobe.

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Love Emily

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  • Hayley Sauceda Hayley Sauceda on Jan 26, 2021

    Oh my gosh! I never realized how many ways you can style the same vest. I LOVE it, definitely saving this post

    • Smalltownme Smalltownme on Jan 26, 2021

      Omg I love that you love! Anytime I can get more mileage out of pieces I’m all in! Style away 😉😘

  • Marie Thackray Marie Thackray on Jan 31, 2021

    I love the look. Found a medium blue sweater vest at a thrift store this week with tags still attached ($59.99) for $2.50! Can’t wait to wear it with white tea shirt and jeans. Thanks for the idea!

    • Smalltownme Smalltownme on Jan 31, 2021

      Omg that’s an amazing find! I go to a ton of garage sales in the summer - sometimes I’m shocked at some of the pieces I find. I can’t wait for you to style it up!!