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Kendall Jenner Tries Out Spring’s Most Surprising Breakout Trend 

This season’s breakout item—at least among celebrities!—is the tiny little vest. The menswear-inspired piece, which is typically worn as part of a three-piece suit, has been worn recently by trendsetters like Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid. Vogue’s Liana Satenstein described it best as, “a waistcoat plucked from Willy Wonka or The Wedding Singer, and shrunken into a Polly Pocket size.” Both Lipa and Hadid styled it nonchalantly with jeans and a simple long-sleeve top underneath, and now, Kendall Jenner is on board with the look. In fact, she just took it to the next level and wore it completely on its own. 

Yesterday in Los Angeles, the model emerged wearing a beige button-up vest with no top underneath, letting it shine solo. She paired it with baggy, high-waisted trousers and leather sandals for a minimal finish (though her checkered, multicolored bag offered a pop of color). The vest is the kind you’d see as part of a 1980s suit, worn by your local HR manager in a fluorescent-lit board room. Yet on Jenner, it somehow feels fresh. Chic, even. Consider it the underdog top of summer.