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And Now, The "Grandpa" Trend That's Taking Over This Fall


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.

Style your vest with a pleated mini skirt for a fashion-girl spin on school uniform dressing. 

If you're looking for a basic fall outfit that's anything but boring, style a vest as a top with loose trousers and sneakers.

Of course, these vests are basically begging to be layered over a button-down shirt for a preppy feel. Though we like how Matilda's slip dress softens it up a bit.

While neutral tones are classic, brightly-colored knit vests are so fun to wear.

Breakaway from your basic tops with jeans this fall and wear a vest either on its own or over a boxy tee.

If your style leans classic, try a vest with a crewneck (as opposed to a V-neck) which are subtler on the "grandpa" vibes and might be more your speed.

I'm already planning on copying this perfect fall outfit with an oversized vest, black trousers, and chunky loafers.

Leave it to Ganni to perfect the sweater vest. And leave it to NYC girls to make it look ultra-cool.

Here's a new fall WFH outfit idea you can wear with your basic leggings.

PSA: A retro vest like this plays well with a retro pair of sneakers.

Cable knit takes the "grandpa" vibes to level 10. 

For a more polished approach, style yours atop a collared dress.

Before you go, here's one more jeans outfit you can easily copy.

Up next: 9 casual fall outfits comprised of just the basics.