When purchasing a new item of clothing it’s always wise to check that it can be worn in multiple ways, with items you already have in your wardrobe. It’s also worth asking yourself some questions before you buy it:

  1. Can I style it for different seasons?
  2. Can I style it for more than 2 occasions?
  3. Does the colour blend well with other pieces I have in my wardrobe?
  4. Can I dress it up and down?

A black knitted button down vest top might seem like a fairly basic item, and whilst it can be worn just with jeans, it can also make for a more interesting outfit. This particular one has a v-neck so will be flattering for bigger busts & small, and can be worn with your regular bra.

Here are 6 ways to style it.


When you introduce a new item of clothing into your wardrobe that you aren’t sure how to style, it’s easier to combine it with neutral tones. This way it will blend in with the outfit, and you don’t need to overthink what you combine it with. Layer it over a dress, or combine the knit with different textures (for example) to make the outfit more interesting.

L: Black knit top // Khaki trousers // Faux leather blazer // Leopard shoes. R: Khaki dress // Layered necklace // Boots.


Have a rummage through your wardrobe and pull out the layering basics; the thinner jersey or cotton pieces that won’t feel or look bulky under a knitted. A fine turtle neck, or casual t-shirt. It could be in a solid colour, or a print. It adds an extra dimension to the outfit, and warmth, which is always a bonus!

L; Black knit top // Faux leather trousers // Striped turtleneck // Black boots R: Black jeans // Vans trainers // White T shirt // Red lip


It’s pretty easy to dress up your casual pieces, and it’s always worth investing in items that can be worn day & night. Either add some heels and some jewellery, or keep up with the trends and add a denim midi skirt with boots. Use a belt to tie the look together.

L: Black knit top // White jeans // Layered necklace // Cream belt // Corsage shoes R: Denim skirt // Black boots // Black belt // White t shirt.

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