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
Jeans| Joe’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!