By GRAZIA Singapore

Vests Are Back! Add These Timeless Pieces To Your Wardrobe To Beat The Heat

The resurgence of vests has earned our approval as the summertime uniform

If you’re anything like us, the scorching heatwave is just not doing any favours to our stylistic choices. Layering? Never heard of her. The sun is out, and so is our desire to throw on anything more than a tank top. There’s nothing worse than completely sweating through an outfit, and let’s face it—in this heat, we’re doubling down on dressing light. Between the unbearably hot weather and the desire to dress in our best, a simple sartorial option seems to be the perfect solution to all our summertime woes. That is, the trusty vest.

What used to haunt the wardrobes of our 2010s wardrobes has made a full return, but this time, in an updated silhouette to match the times (if you’re in doubt, even Sofia Richie Grange has one from Posse in her arsenal). And not to worry, we left the matching fedora in 2012 and we’re not looking back. Instead of slim cut vests and skinny shoulder straps, we’re seeing a resurgence of boxier silhouettes combined with a range of textures for every occasion, but always keeping things ventilated up top. The best part? You’ll always look put together in a vest. There’s just something slightly more elevated about a vest compared to a basic tank top or t-shirt, and just for that, the vest reigns supreme in summer dressing.

Below, find our best picks for a versatile vest to last you all summer and beyond. Pair these pieces with a maxi skirt for a laid-back ensemble, or dial up the glamour with some clean cut cigarette pants finished with sky high stilettos—the choice is yours, but it’s clear to us that it’s about time to invest in a vest.

MM6 Maison Margiela Wool-blend vest, $830, SHOP NOW
SIR Guillaume pinstriped vest, $379, SHOP NOW
Sea Baylin Lace Vest, $365, SHOP NOW
Saint Laurent Waistcoat, $1900, SHOP NOW
Acne Studios asymmetric vest, $515, SHOP NOW
St. Agni fine wool vest, $240, SHOP NOW