What better way to push the boundaries of fashion than by putting a twist on a vintage look that’s been around for years? Remember the neck sweater from the late 1980s and early 1990s? You know, the one that hung across the back with sleeves over the shoulders and a tie at the neckline? It’s back. Only this time, it looks much more fashion-forward than it did when you last spotted it on Carlton Banks from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
This Fashionisto uses the classic neck sweater to take the preppy aesthetics of chinos and an oxford to the next level. He drapes the gray V-neck knit around his chest, leaving the long sleeves dangling on each side. Meanwhile, the bottom of the sweater wraps around his neck, creating a layering effect in the back. Not only is this look creative but it is also the perfect addition without taking away from the overall look. This, coupled with a bold color and eye-catching accessories, enables this dapper gentleman to stand out from the crowd effortlessly.
How To: Looking for ways to make an old sweater new again? Follow in the footsteps of this Fashionisto. Instead of going with a solid-colored sweater, use a pattern or print sweater with a button-down and pants for a daring yet casual look. For something a little more formal, pair the sweater with a crisp, collared button-down and a blazer. Be confident in yourself and have fun with it.