I won’t lie. Up until recently, I thought button-down shirts and knitted vests were a fashion pairing best reserved for grandfathers or young children in school uniforms. It was a look my late grandfather (or Pappou as we affectionately referred to him in Greek) donned on a very regular basis so the connotation has always been difficult to rid from my mind.
However, in recent months I’ve been forced to change my stance on the outfit formula as fashionable women everywhere have started to embrace the classic combination. From editors to influencers, celebrities to models, knit vest and shirt pairings have been championed by even the most discerning fashion folk. And now, having seen the look on Alexa Chung this week, I’m convinced I should try it, too.
Next up, the biggest Spring/Summer 2021 trends you need to know.