September, with its back to school feeling, has arrived and now that we're finally heading back to communal workplaces where we actually see each other in person, fashion and trends - notably of a functional nature - are coming back into our lives. It's a joyous time.
One of the biggest trends of this season is the sweater vest. Incredibly versatile, it's the perfect layer to fend off the impending chill that will creep in as the weeks and months roll on.
Wear your sweater vest with anything that has long sleeves and a light fabric. A crisp white shirt with jeans and a sweater vest is a classic relaxed look.
For the office, pairing your sweater vest with a blouse underneath and tucking it all into a midi length pencil skirt makes for a preppy and proactive look.
Layering it over a fine-knit turtle neck and pairing with some cigarette trousers gives a polished and elegant edge.
Pairing your sweater vest with a floaty long-sleeved dress - even cinching it all in at the waist with an elasticated belt - will reinvigorate styles from the summer and give them an altogether sharper look.
Check out out our edit of sweater vests below and shop the full range online.