It's been decades, but Tia and Tamera's outfits are still a source of inspiration.

By Samantha Sutton
Nov 06, 2020 @ 4:24 pm
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If 2020 has made you wish you could momentarily revisit the carefree, joyful days of your '90s childhood, same. But, until a time machine is invented and we can go back to stressing over Tamagotchis instead of...ugh, everything, Netflix has given us with the next best solution: binge-worthy, old school TV shows like Dawson's CreekMoesha, and Sister, Sister — the latter of which includes plenty of quirky-cool outfits that might just send you on a shopping spiral for plaid items and, yes, vests.

The good news is that this wardrobe staple is back on trend, and even being worn as a shirt — AKA a shest! — by our favorite celebrities and influencers. So, not only will watching Tia and Tamera's hilarious antics help you escape your current stressors for a total of 30 minutes an episode, but it also qualifies as important fashion research.

Start gathering some inspiration from their '90s-tastic, best vest moments, ahead. It feels like it's only a matter of time before we spot similar looks on Bella Hadid or even Emily in Paris.

Double Denim

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Matchy-matchy outfits are having a moment right now, and Tia and Tamera were pros at pulling off this trend. Not only did they coordinate their vests with their shorts, but they matched their hats to their tights, too.

Shop Similar: AGOLDE '70s Organic Denim Vest ($180; net-a-porter.com)

Everyday Crochet

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If your outfit seems to be missing a little something, skip the scarf and throw on a light-colored, crocheted vest instead. It's an extra pop that'll take things from meh to wow.

Shop Similar: Forever21 Plus Size Crochet Longline Vest ($19; forever21.com)

Embroidered

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This particular style is super '90s, but since so many trends are resurfacing right now, that's actually a good thing. Sure, it's a statement piece, but it's still in the same color family as the rest of the ensemble, providing a bit of balance while giving off autumnal vibes.

Shop Similar: Free People Giselle Vest ($198; freepeople.com)

Sweet and Structured

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We already know these twins were fans of knits, but a red plaid vest is the perfect pick for the holiday season and would pair well with everything from slacks, to leather leggings, to jeans.

Shop Similar: Modcloth Fete the Halls Vest ($89; modcloth.com)

Cool and Cropped

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It turns out Cher Horowitz wasn't the only '90s high schooler who enjoyed wearing a cropped vest over a button-down. We love this eye-catching yellow and white combo, not to mention those fun cutout sleeves.

Shop Similar: Urban Outfitters Emma Bauble Cropped Sweater Vest ($79; urbanoutfitters.com)

A Little Leather

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A leather jacket is a mainstay in our wardrobe, but its cousin, the moto vest, is also worth adding to the mix. We love how it was styled here, complete with a black lace top, jeans, and a studded black belt for added oomph.

Shop Similar: Michael Kors Leather Moto Vest ($295; michaelkors.com)

A Pretty Pop

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There's nothing wrong with wearing one shade from head to toe, but if you're hoping to add some interest to your monochromatic outfit, break things up with a printed vest that includes a splash of the same color.

Shop Similar: Maje Houndstooth Tweed Vest ($375; nordstrom.com)

Playful Prints

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If you typically stick with solid staples, a vest is an easy way to mix things up. Start with something that's bold but not too out-there, such as understated florals, stripes, or polka-dots, and layer it over basics to take your outfit to the next level.

Shop Similar: Y.A.S Quilted Vest in Zebra Print ($100; asos.com)