Vests Return with a Vengeance

What’s that? The sound of crackling leaves, a whiff of pumpkin spice, and the first hint of the Han Solo uniform on Instagram? That’s right. Fall is coming, and with it, vests are back. 

This season, vests take on a whole new appeal. Feeling a little fluffy from your COVID-25? No problem. Cinching in your silhouette with a vest can make even the most dedicated athleisure addict feel put together yet still comfortable. Whether outdoor-focused and puffy or lean and fashion-forward, there’s a vest for everyone this season.  

Stand Alone Star 
Asiatica is known for their one-of-a-kind pieces, and this longline cotton seersucker vest is a showstopper on its own. With wrap detailing, a notched collar, and drop shoulders, this vest looks breezy and chic alone over loose pants, the perfect transitional piece from late summer heat to chilly Kansas City nights. Elizabeth Vest in Japanese gray and off-white cotton seersucker, $895, Asiatica.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Vest
Ready to get cozy? Channel fall vibes with this knit crew-neck vest in warm copper. Wear it alone with a flowy chiffon skirt, or pop it on over a crisp oxford shirt for a more buttoned-up look for the office. Fuzzy knitted copper sweater vest by Scotch & Soda, $148, available at Halls Kansas City.

Home Office Ready
Looking for something to throw on to perk up your home-office uniform for your next Zoom call? A fleece vest like this one by Peter Millar takes a standard long-sleeved crew-neck T-shirt to the next level. Plus, its soft fleece still keeps that pajama feel but with the added benefit of zip pockets. Peter Millar fleece sweater vest, $128, available at Halls Kansas City.

Ready for Adventure
If you’re looking forward to some outdoor time, the Essex quilted travel vest will keep you toasty and stylish. Diamond quilting creates a lightweight warmth that also offers a bit of wind and water resistance. With chocolate suede piping, this is perfect for fall hikes or beers with the boys on the patio. Essex quilted travel vest by Peter Millar, $198, available at Halls Kansas City.