Fashion can often be distracting. Bright colours, bold prints, and new trends can pull focus and sometimes cause us to overlook the hardworking basics our wardrobes need to thrive. In the past, when I’ve prioritised statement pieces over anything else, I’ve always felt as if I had nothing to wear. The appeal and shine of maximalist dresses or exciting shoes would quickly fade, and I’d soon be on the hunt for another buy that got my pulse racing. Recently, however, I’ve shifted my focus to honing my basics. Now, with drawers and rails lined with pieces that are truly versatile and interchangeable, I never feel as if I have nothing to wear. And one of the most worn items in my wardrobe is the vest top.
Tank tops, vest tops—whatever you like to call them—are having a moment right now. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that they’re defining 2022’s aesthetic. Once a second-thought purchase for many, the tank top has never been more appreciated than it is now, with influencers regularly centering their outfits around them and high-end brands serving up their own covetable iterations of the staple. (I’m still dreaming about Loewe’s logo-embroidered tank).
However, much like anything else, when you wear something a lot, you risk becoming fatigued by it, which is why I’m sharing easy examples of how to style a tank top below—to help you keep the spark alive. Keep scrolling to unlock a whole host of vest-top outfit inspiration.