Although sometimes it’s difficult for me to admit…an outfit's second layer doesn’t have to be a jacket or cardigan. Another stylish option is a vest.
While I personally don’t often opt for a vest…I do appreciate the versatility and finishing power of this classic garment. Fall is a perfect time to consider
adding this easy piece to your wardrobe.
Three super things about a vest…
1. A vest can take the place of a blazer, jacket or cardigan sweater in
almost any situation. There is a vest version of almost every sleeved
2. It provides just enough extra warmth. I hear from many women that they can’t wear layers without overheating. Yet, most of my clients love vests because they aren’t too warm and still allow for that stylish final layer.
3. They're a bit unexpected – If you’re like most women, a vest will add a
little something new to your existing wardrobe. You might think you’ll have trouble finding an awesome vest…not so! Once you start to look, you’ll find them everywhere.
Ready to try a vest….
I suggest you either look for a vest that’s similar to a sleeved style
you already enjoy wearing…or step outside your comfort zone and pick one that's totally different.
The options below are like the ‘little sisters’ of their full-sleeved counterparts.
Puffer – Choose one that’s not too puffy. Opt for sleek and lean. This vest will actually add some real warmth. It’s a great choice for a brisk day.
Military- Classic! Most often seen in army green, but this vest is just a fab in another color. Keep your mind open. A military style vest won't add much weight, making it perfect to throw on all-year long.
Sweater – There are so many incredible sweater-vest styles. Look for a color and texture that works with what you have in your wardrobe. Pick a knit vest you love…you’ll wear it often. The softer and yummier…the better!
Fur- I'd go with faux fur…unless you have an amazing vintage option that’s made of real fur. Today’s man-made fur fabrics look and feel very realistic. In addition, fur vests are available at every price point. This option is modern and stylish. You can select a fur that looks real or you can go for shaggy pale pink! The choices are endless.
Denim- This vest offers the same great shape as timeless denim jacket. Like the military vest, a denim vest works in every season. Dark or light wash…your call.
Shearling- Super chic. Luxurious. And the faux version is machine washable. I prefer man-made shearling fabrics to the real thing…but
either one adds a touch of rich style to your wardrobe.
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Thanks so much for reading. Tell me what you think about vests? I'd love to know what style vest you are rocking!
Hello, I'm Kristen.
As a personal stylist,