Fashion: The 5 Vests You Need This Fall

We’re nearly a week into fall, and that means the return of a ton of our favorites: apple picking, pretty leaves, pumpkin carving, and cool-weather clothes. But even though the calendar may say it’s almost October, we’re stuck in that notoriously tough-to-dress-for in-between season, when it’s not quite time to pull out your heavy winter coats, but a simple long-sleeve shirt and your go-to sweater won’t always cut it. That’s where one of fall’s must-have pieces—the vest—comes in.

Perfect for tossing on over a top or dress for a little extra warmth or under a coat for the days when it is pretty chilly, this wardrobe all-star is vital, versatile, and one piece you definitely want in your closet this season. But is one really ever enough? Not in our book. In fact, we can think of five kinds of vest you could (and should) own right now—and wear all the way through fall. The best part: They’re all available through our Styling service, so order your first (or next!) Style Edit today.

A Blanket Vest

Vest BB Dakota Ducan Jacket  Shirt | KLD Long Sleeve V-Neck Tunic in Grey

Necklace | Olive Necklace Jeans | Sneak Peak High Waist Flare

Nothing says fall like a laid-back, cozy, blanket-inspired vest that’s simple to toss on with your basic tee, skinny jeans, and riding boots. Try a version in neutral hues (think browns, tans, grays, and blacks) and a classic pattern like stripes or plaid. Subtle details like a fringe trim add a little extra interest to this traditional vest, and a gilded necklace and minimal bangle effortlessly dress up the style.

A Tweed Vest

Vest | KUT from the Kloth Faux Leather Moto Vest  Shirt| Kut Kimora Plaid Shirt

JeansJoe’s Charlie Skinny Cecilly Wash  Sunglasses| Myra Sunglasses

There are just some fabrics that were made for cooler weather, and tweed is definitely one of them. Sport the seasonal style in the form of a polished vest, which gets an instantly chic upgrade with the help of luxe details like faux-leather trim. Go bold by pairing your vest with another fall favorite—a plaid shirt—plus cuffed jeans, sunnies, and flats for the perfect autumn brunch outfit.

A Ribbed Vest

Vest | BB Dakota Camera Vest  Shirt | KLD Long Sleeve V-Neck Tunic in Black

Jeans  | Yummie by Heather Thompson Slim Boyfriend  Sunglasses | Lucy Sunglasses

Sweaters, dresses, vests—anything ribbed is in this fall. Keep the cozy, close-fitting texture sophisticated with the help of a richly hued vest (jewel tones like burgundy and emerald are always a safe bet), and mix in a little faux-leather for some added edge. This vest looks amazing when paired with a silky blouse or button-down, destructed denim, and a pair of pumps or heeled booties for an easy night-out look.

A Draped Vest

Vest | KUT from the Kloth Easton Drape Cloth  Leggings | Jack Omri Leggings  

Shirt | KLD Long Sleeve V-Neck Tunic in Grey  Necklace | Lorraine Necklace  Bracelet | Lydia Bracelet 

A ribbed, body-hugging vest may be flattering, but a fluid style with an open, drapey collar is just as covetable this season. Try a version in a suede or silky fabric for an extra-relaxed look, and pair it with a tunic tee, faux-leather or knit leggings, and a layered necklace for an outfit that creates the perfect boho-glam vibe.

A Faux-Fur Vest

Vest | Tart Collections Kya Vest  Dress | Bobbi Black Classic Dress  Necklace |  Leena Necklace 

No vest collection (or fall wardrobe, in general) is complete without the classic and super-glamorous faux-fur vest. Wear it with jeans and a button-down to step up your everyday style, or pair it with an LBD, tights, pretty jewels, and booties for your next fall date night.

Which vests will you be adding to your closet this fall? Don’t forget: You could receive all of the styles above in your next Style Edit, so order one before they’re sold out!