Jennifer Lawrence and Margot Robbie agree, this tailored item is back in a big way

An unsung wardrobe hero.

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An unsung wardrobe hero.

Autumn is well and truly here, and so with it comes a renewed focus for our wardrobes. Summer dresses and open-toe sandals take a back seat, only to be swiftly replaced with more weather-appropriate items like trench coats and ankle boots.

With the temperatures dropping, it is to be expected that we'll start to rely more heavily on layers and luckily celebrities are providing plenty of inspiration for transeasonal layering essentials.

While you might be hesitant to pull that cashmere knit out of your closet just yet, Jennifer Lawrence has an autumnally-appropriate option for the in-between weather we're currently experiencing. The star was spotted in London over the weekend, sporting a button-down waistcoat.

Jennifer Lawrence wears white t-shirt and waistcoat

Although waistcoats were traditionally seen as an element of a three-piece suit, Lawrence dressed down the item, wearing it alongside a white t-shirt, wide-leg trousers and sandals.

Evidently, JLaw is not alone in her choice to wear the tailored item as just a few weeks back Margot Robbie was also spotted in a grey iteration. Robbie wore a Mango waistcoat on the streets of New York, paired alongside a suit by the same high-street brand.

Margot Robbie wears a Mango Suit with waistcoat

Not only does the layer add a little extra warmth, but it is also now celebrity-approved. Keep scrolling to shop waistcoats below.

Shop the trend approved by Jennifer Lawrence and Margot Robbie:

Straight Waistcoat, £33 | Zara

Straight Waistcoat, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=32887&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zara.com%2Fuk%2Fen%2Fstraight-waistcoat-p02010816.html%3Fv1%3D208652928" data-link-merchant="zara.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">£33 | Zara
Though we're not exactly sure where JLaw got her waistcoat from, this is the closest iteration we could find. Take a leaf out of her book and style this alongside a white tee and trousers.

Check wool-blend suit waistcoat, £50 | Mango

Check wool-blend suit waistcoat, <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=kXQk6%2AivFEQ&mid=36057&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fgb%2Fwomen%2Fjackets-and-suit-jackets-gilets%2Fcheck-wool-blend-suit-waistcoat_37087759.html" data-link-merchant="shop.mango.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">£50 | Mango
While Margot Robbie's Mango waistcoat may be sold out, this item looks almost exactly the same. In a slightly different variation of grey, you could easily recreate Margot's outfit with this one instead.

Gelso tailored waistcoat, £195 | The Frankie Shop

Gelso tailored waistcoat, <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/1480549" data-link-merchant="matchesfashion.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">£195 | The Frankie Shop
The Frankie Shop's iteration is made from a lyocell blend and features a fresh cream colourway.

Buttoned Wool Vest, £64, £35 | And Other Stories

Buttoned Wool Vest, <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=xU%2AITpjPkO4&mid=41994&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.stories.com%2Fen_gbp%2Fclothing%2Fblazers%2Fproduct.buttoned-wool-vest-brown.1008015001.html" data-link-merchant="stories.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">£64, £35 | And Other Stories
Over the summer, Alexa Chung was spotted in a waistcoat just like this. She styled hers alone with a few buttons undone at the bottom, proving waistcoats are just as chic in the summertime.

Zoe Anastasiou
Fashion Editor

Zoe Anastasiou is a Fashion Editor with over eight years of experience working across digital publications in New York, London and Australia. She has contributed to publications including Harper’s BAZAAR and ELLE Australia, and was the Fashion and Social Media Editor at Who What Wear UK before joining Marie Claire.