How to style a handmade knitted pink sweater vest

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Every year I go through a knitting phase and this year, I wanted to use up this leftover multicoloured pink yarn from a previous finished project to make a pink sweater vest.

Before I kick on with this post, apologies for last week’s lack of posts. I fell very ill after receiving my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and had to take some time off to recover but the good news is that I’m back in full swing and excited to be blogging again.

It was the crazy storms of Sydney last month that inspired my knitting adventures this time round.

I’m very much a newbie knitter and have only followed simple patterns to make simple bottom up sweaters.

This is the sweater I made following a simple pattern designed for this particular multicoloured pink yarn.

Handmade knitted striped pink sweater in background of two puppies meeting for the first time.
Two cute puppies meeting for the first time.

I had a decent amount of leftover yarn so I decided to try making a top down sweater vest.

I’m very happy with how my pink sweater vest turned out and feeling chuffed about learning how to knit top down.

If you’d like to know how I made this pink sweater vest, stay tuned as I’ll be making a post about this in the future.

For now, I’ve put together 9 different outfit ideas on how you can style a cropped sweater vest.

Handmade knitted pink sweater vest paired with belted beige satin shorts, knee high mauve brown suede boots, chunky gold necklace and little red shoulder handbag.
Beige satin belted shorts from Kookai. Simple curb chain necklace in gold from Boohoo. Anna foldover clutch in red from Coach. Britney suede over the knee boot in canyon from Witchery.

I love wearing vests as they keep you warm while allowing your arms to be free to wail around as you wish.

Like a wacky waving inflatable tube man.

Handmade knitted pink sweater vest layered over charcoal grey button down shirt dress paired with mauve brown knee high suede boots.
Charcoal shirt dress from Kookai. Britney suede over the knee boot in canyon from Witchery.

Vests also allow you to get away with not wearing a bra, which may be one of the best feelings in the world.

Handmade knitted pink sweater vest layered over white lace collar shirt with puff sleeves and balloon detailing paired with navy woollen skirt, little red shoulder handbag and khaki velvet pointed sandals.
White lace collar shirt with puff sleeves and navy woollen pencil skirt raided from mum’s closet. Anna foldover clutch in red from Coach. Corella sandal in khaki suede glitter block heel from Bared Footwear.

I think vest are all about protection. You know what I man?

Like a life vest protects you from drowning and a bullet-proof vest protects you from getting shot and a sweater vest protects you from pretty girls.

“Leave me alone. Can’t you see I’m cold just over here?”

Demetri Martin

If you didn’t notice, I also made Winnie an ugly sweater vest.

Handmade knitted pink sweater vest paired with mushroom beige rib midi skirt and white leather slides.
Mushroom midi ribbed skirt from Simara Boutique. Shubar white leather sandal from Hype DC.

I thought I might be crazy trying to find 9 different ways to style this pink sweater vest.

Handmade knitted pink sweater vest layered over rib knit grey bodycon midi dress paired with cream floral neck scarf and nude pointed ankle boots.
Grey ribbed bodycon midi dress from Witchery. Cream floral neck scarf from SheIn. Nude heeled leather boots from Kookai.

But turns out I was wrong.

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  • Hydrate & energise
  • Set an intention to live your best life

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I love wearing vests so much that I could keep on going well beyond 9 different combinations.

Handmade knitted pink sweater vest layered over white lace collar button down shirt with puff balloon sleeves paired with beige satin shorts and mushroom grey knee high suede leather boots.
White lace collar shirt with puff sleeves raided from mum’s closet. Beige satin belted shorts from Kookai. Grey suede heeled knee high boots from Nine West.

Because as it turns out, sweater vests go amazingly well with turtlenecks.

Handmade knitted pink sweater vest layered over mauve pink merino turtleneck paired with cropped pink culottes and nude pointed ankle boots.
Mauve pink merino ribbed turtleneck from Uniqlo. Pink cropped culottes from YesStyle. Nude heeled leather boots from Kookai.

And I also love wearing turtlenecks.

Handmade knitted pink sweater vest layered over navy merino cold shoulder turtleneck paired with black faux suede shorts and mauve knee high suede boots.
Navy cold-shoulder merino turtleneck top from Kookai. Black faux-suede shorts from Zara. Britney suede over the knee boot in canyon from Witchery.

But I won’t bore you with my turtleneck collection…okay maybe just one more.

Handmade knitted pink sweater vest layered over high mock neck mint green satin tee with princess sleeves paired with high waist denim shorts and white sneakers.
Mock neck sage green satin top with flutter sleeves from SheIn. Paperbag denim bermuda shorts in light blue from Zara. Nike Air Force 1 sage low sneakers.

I hope you enjoyed this silly post about my handmade knitted pink sweater vest. It’s a bit of a dorky item but I personally love it.

Stay tuned if you’d like to know how I made it.

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