Embracing the vest trend has quickly become one of our favorite style comebacks. This versatile piece opens up a world of possibilities for women’s fashion. From pairing button-down vests with jeans to coordinating them with matching trousers or a comfy t-shirt like Zendaya, there’s a variety of ways to easily integrate one into your personal style. It’s interesting how in the 2010s, the lines between business casual and everyday attire were blurred. Suit vests, in particular, were everywhere as the “hipster” aesthetic was gaining popularity.
Janelle Monaé may be the one to thank for this, with the black and white suited uniforms they wore at the beginning of their rising career. Then there’s Tracee Ellis Ross, who wore a black plunge-neckline vest on the red carpet of ESSENCE’s Street Style Awards back in 2020. Style star and influencer Yaminah Mayo opted for a hot pink 3-piece matching set to style her vest with a pair of fire-red shoes not too long ago.
At the moment, vests are becoming a part of everyday wardrobes again, making them the perfect casual piece to dress up or down. We believe the trend has finally reached staple status. So, if you’re interested in taking a walk down memory lane by adding this trend back into your wardrobe, we’ve done some digging to find a few stylish options for you.
NASHVILLE, TN – DECEMBER 05: Singer Janelle Monae poses in the press room at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! held at Bridgestone Arena on December 5, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
The cross button-down detail on this The Frankie Shop vest adds an extra oomph factor to this plain, minimalistic tone. The fabric is also made of traditional suiting fabric and features an added light stretch for comfort.