Playful with a retro vibe, we can’t help but love this season’s most stylish layering piece.

As the temperatures drop, we’re all reaching for our favourite knits, but the sleeveless sweater is proving a sartorial win for AW22. Think extra warmth without the bulk, worn on its own or layered effortlessly over a crisp cotton shirt, a fine gauge roll neck or even a classic tee. Could this be the best transitional item to arrive into our wardrobes? Yes. Absolutely.

Celebs from Harry Styles (we know he loves his woolly fashions) to Alexa Chung have previously embraced the look, boosting its fashion cred. Gigi Hadid is such a fan of high end knitwear, she’s launched her own cashmere label, Guest In Residence, which, of course, includes a luxe cashmere vest.

Embrace skandi vibes in neutral, understated shades; add hints of crochet for that ‘70s feel or go bold with quirky iterations in bright colours and fun prints. Cult brand, Ganni, has delivered on the fun factor this season, with their graphic vest proving to be a runaway success. Bag yours before it goes.

But fear not, both designers and the high street have got us covered and we’ve pulled together a pick of the best…


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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Second to summer, my favourite season is sweater vest season.


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