The “grandma” trend has been going strong for a few years now and people have been loving cardigans, knee-high socks, tweed, Babushka scarves, square-toe shoes, and pearls. But recently, it’s been all about “grandpa” fashion. We first noticed people wearing “grandpa” trousers and the latest trend is sweater vests that look like them came out of your grandfather’s closet.
Sweater vests used to be seen as an item of clothing that only a nerd or grandfathers who played golf and went to country clubs would wear, but now they’re a fashion-forward fall trend that’s been seen all over the F/W 20 Prada, Gucci, Dior, and Marc Jacobs runways.
Not only are they appearing all over Instagram, the most stylish celebrities like Harry Styles and Elsa Hook have been spotted in them.
Sweater vests are actually super easy to style—they look amazing layered over button-down shirts for a preppy feel or worn as a top with jeans and sneakers for a more relaxed look. They come in tons of shapes, sizes, and colors and if you’re feeling up to it, you can knit your own sweater vest!
There are tons of ways to style them and we’ve gathered some of our favorite Instagram inspiration to help you get on board with this trend.