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 prioritised statement pieces over anything else, I always felt as if I had nothing to wear. The appeal and shine on maximalist dresses or exciting shoes would quickly fade, and soon I’d be on the hunt for another buy that got my pulses racing. In the years following, however, I shifted my focus to honing my basics, and 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 the piece that is 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 centring their outfits around them, as high-end brands have served 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. From pairing them with slinky skirts to styling them with summery separates, keep scrolling to unlock a whole host of vest-top outfit inspiration.