Hero Piece is a Who What Wear column where our senior editor Kristen Nichols test-drives key seasonal buys IRL and shares all the ways she’s wearing them.
I love the idea of “hero pieces” because they’re those must-have items I end up wearing again and again. I tend to line my closet with great basics and investment items like shoes and bags, so I think a lot about hero pieces as yet another core wardrobe staple I’ll be wearing for months, and seasons, ahead. One specific piece I can’t stop thinking about at the moment? Vest tops.
A major trend that we’ve seen pop up everywhere from the F/W 21 runways to the street style scene, vest tops have carved themselves out as a tailored suiting essential. While I’ve never owned one, I knew I had to try it out for myself. I may be biased, but Who What Wear Collection just dropped the most stunning version that I had to try. Part of a matching three-piece suit, it’s perfectly tailored and in the tan shade I want to live in right now. Ahead, see three ways I’m styling the vest set trend.