You already know we love a good “grandma” trend, but it’s about time that grandpa fashion started to steal the spotlight, too, and after reporting on things like “grandpa” trousers, we noticed fashion people embracing another item that reminds us of our dear old grandfathers and that is the sweater vest.
Yes, friends, the day has come where sweater vests are no longer a Steve Urkel specialty—they’re a fashion-forward fall trend. The F/W 20 runways have my back on this, too, seeing as Prada, Gucci, Dior, and Marc Jacobs all presented the nerdy-chic knit in their collections. Not only that, but Instagram is already drenched with styling ideas that make the intimidating trend actually so wearable, like layered over a button-down shirt or worn as its own top with jeans.
In case you’re still in disbelief, I’m showcasing 13 ways the fashion crowd is wearing the knit vest trend right now and linking my favorite versions on the market so you can achieve your ultimate “grandpa” vibe, too, this fall.