I know there are so many fans of the plaid boyfriend shirts and I fully understand the charm of the boyish and stylish items. But for some who want to tone down the baggy and boyish feel a bit, there is an alternative item that is similar but makes you look a little more formal and slimmer. The item I am going to talk about today is the plaid waistcoat. To make styling easier for you, I have put together some really nice check vest outfit ideas for you. let’s dive in
Red and black plaid waistcoat over gray long sleeve t-shirt
For the boyfriend shirt, the red and black plaid is probably the most iconic of all these different colors. This popularity appears to have extended to the plaid waistcoat. For a stylish and casual look, you can wear a red and black plaid vest over a gray striped long sleeve t-shirt. Wear navy skinny jeans with brown leather knee high boots for an extra stylish touch.
Red and black plaid zip-through waistcoat over a black and white striped mock-neck top
Since the red and black plaid vest looks so stylish and eye-catching, let’s look at another outfit built on top of it. You can wear it over a black and white striped long sleeve t-shirt with a mock neck. Wear it with white skinny jeans and black leather boots to complete the look.
Black and white plaid waistcoat with white linen shirt and jeans
Now let’s look at how to style a black and white plaid waistcoat. To complete this casual layered outfit, you can wear it over a white linen shirt over a light gray long sleeve t-shirt. Wear navy skinny jeans covering the buttocks and a pair of pink loafers for a casual look.
Gray and navy checked waistcoat with white and navy striped sweater
A major benefit of wearing a vest is that even in colder weather you can wear a thicker vest and still not look bulky. Here is a gray and navy chunky plaid waistcoat layered over a white and navy striped bodycon sweater for an elegant look. Just pair them with dark skinny jeans and white sneakers to look stylish and casual.
Gray black and white plaid vest with ripped skinny jeans
For a chic look, you can wear a gray black and white plaid flannel vest. Pair it with a 3/4 sleeve t-shirt and grey-blue skinny jeans. Just wear a pair of light pink pointed toe heels for the shoes to add a feminine touch to the overall look.
Wear it with a black and white check button down shirt and jeans
It’s interesting to see how a plaid vest looks with a plaid boyfriend shirt. This image above has the answer for you. The red and black plaid waistcoat is layered over a black and white plaid boyfriend shirt. They are combined with dark blue drainpipe jeans and black knee-high leather boots. The result is a surprisingly natural-looking outfit.
Long red and black flannel vest with a black top and leather trousers
This is a very unique and stylish outfit. First of all, the red and black plaid waistcoat itself is a long flannel waistcoat with a shawl-like cut. Now pair it with a black long sleeve t-shirt and black leather leggings to look cool and dark. Pair them with black leather boots to complete this stunning outfit.
Wear with Chambray Shirt & Black Pencil Skirt
This is an interesting and successful attempt at building a business-casual outfit around a plaid waistcoat. In detail, a red and black plaid waistcoat is layered over a chambray button shirt. Wear these pieces with a black pencil skirt and leopard print heels for a feminine touch.
Dark blue and green checked waistcoat with striped t-shirt
For an adorable winter look, you can wear a navy and white striped long sleeve t-shirt with a thick navy and green plaid vest. Pair them with dark blue skinny jeans and black leather knee high boots to look more stylish. Finally, wear a white knit hat to add the pretty touch.
Red checked vest with gray teddy sweater
A plaid vest also looks very good with a sweatshirt. However, in this case the sweatshirt is a very unique sweatshirt with a gray teddy crew neck. Pair it with a red and black plaid vest and white skinny jeans to look sharp and refreshing. For the shoes, you can wear nude sandals to add a feminine touch.
Checked chiffon waistcoat in red, black and white with a white long sleeve t-shirt
At first glance, this vest looks like another red checkered vest. But if you look closely, it is actually a plaid chiffon vest that can add an elegant touch to your casual outfit. This is complemented with a white long-sleeved form-fitting t-shirt, heavily ripped jeans and brown leather knee-high boots.
Red and black long waistcoat with washed chambray shirt
Here’s an interesting demonstration of how to style a plaid vest with an already stylish outfit. The outfit consists of a light blue washed chambray shirt, ripped boyfriend jeans and black lace-up ankle boots. That would have looked really good if you stopped there. But to take the outfit to the next level, you can wear a long red and black plaid vest.
Wear it with a gray turtleneck sweater by Heather and black skinny jeans
For a pretty and girly look, you can wear a red and black plaid vest over a gray turtleneck sweater. Wear black skinny jeans and a pair of brown leather combat boots to add a bit of toughness to this cute and beautiful look.
Crepe and green plaid waistcoat over shirt dress
This is a casual and stylish outfit built around a crepe long sleeve t-shirt dress. Pair it with a plaid crepe vest and black leggings. For the shoes, wear a pair of brown leather ankle boots to complete this unique and chic look.
Black and white plaid vest over a gray long sweater and leggings
For a low-key yet beautiful look, you can wear a black and white plaid vest over a gray sweater. Pair these pieces with black leggings and brown leather boots to look casual and pretty.
Here are some casual and beautiful plaid vest outfit ideas that I just shared with you. They are very easy to pull off. Just try it and have fun with it.