Vests have been a fashion accessory for many years. In recent years they have not been a trend but at the same time have been a very practical fall addition to any wardrobe. Fleece was a popular fabric choice and the vest was relegated to being a weekend outerwear option. For fall the vest can now be considered a fashion trend.
The hottest vest fashion trend for fall is the fur or faux fur vest. It showed up first last spring on the runway and it has now transitioned into the stores. Loft has a faux trimmed vest that is currently in their online store. The faux fur vest has gone very main stream with Old Navy and The Gap offering short and sassy versions. If you want a high end fake fur, Impostor has a great faux fur vest for $368 that will have everyone convinced you have a great taste and real fur.
Rachel Zoe that fashion stylist has brought her collection to QVC and that collection includes not only a faux fur vest but also several other sweater vests. The vest has indeed made a comeback. You can find them in browns, blacks, animal prints and even some fashion colors.
Patchwork made a comeback on the runway for fall and this is not your mama’s patchwork. It is unexpected and unique. If you want to combine the beauty of real fur with the patchwork approach, Yves St. Laurent has a great short black vest done in a patchwork of real fur. This vest is available at Saks for $2500.
The knitted sweater vest has made a big comeback in fall. You can find it in cotton knit at such retailers as Orvis and in luxury fabrics such as cashmere at Lands end. They are coming in styles for both men and woman and in pull over as well as cardigan styles. While the trend in fur vests seems to be shorter the trend in the sleeveless sweater vest is long and flyaway style. When you are looking for a sweater vest try to keep the fall fashion colors trends in mind. Camel is a good neutral choice and is a good match with blue jeans. Black, gray and olive are also neutrals worth considering. For a pop of color, choose purple or red. If you can find a sweater vest with either faux fur or patchwork trim then you can combine two of the really hot trends.
Velvet and velour are also hot fashion trends for fall. Looking for a great purple or plum short man style vest would be a good investment for this fall. The fleece fashion vest is still very much in evidence in the local stores and is both warm and fashionable.
The vest is a great fashion trend for fall and you can be fashion forward for as little as $20 or you can go for the real fur and then the sky is the limit.