Step Up Your Vest Game

5 Oct

A stylish vest + boots = fall (most stylish season and therefore the best)

My kind of math, people.

I love fall for many reasons, but mostly for vests. Vests just make an outfit. They add that somethin-somethin that your outfit was no doubt missing.

Like people, vests come in various shapes and sizes.

The Fur Vest

Pair with a chunky knit or a plaid shirt (my personal fave), or dress up a simple tee or sweatshirt. You can find a classic vegan fur vest in most stores in the fall season.

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The Herringbone Vest

A J-Crew classic. The herringbone vest goes with literally anything, and truly stylizes a simple outfit. Pair this vest with a contrasting pattern (think leopard print, plaid or stripes) for a higher fashion look, or dress up a silk blouse, sweater, or cotton shirt.

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The Leather or Suede Vest

The leather or suede vest is one of my personal favourites. You can rock this year-round with a dress, skirt, or with jeans and a tee. My fave dinner date look for fall? A bandage skirt and oversize tee with the suede vest. Va-va-voom.

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The Jacket Vest

Usually oversize, the jacket vest unfortunately looks best on tall people (sorry for those under 5’5″)…

I love this look for work, or just to dress up pumps and distressed denim. If you gravitate toward a more casual look, try a military or cargo vest!

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The Puffy Vest

You all know the classic puffy vest. I think every kid in grade school had one. Well, guess what. They will always be in style. Perfect for a fall walk, a trip to the pumpkin patch, or a weekend around the fire. Like with most other vests, stripes or plaid works best underneath in my opinion, especially if your puffy vest is PINK.

North Face makes great puffy vests (and warm too, not just stylish), or try J-Crew.

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Tips for Accessorizing Your Vest Game

1. Jewelry – bold necklaces! I love a big bright sparkly necklace with a plaid shirt.

2. Boots, boots, boots! Whether you are rockin’ booties or tall boots, boots will no doubt step up your vest game.

3. Headwear – think a knit headband or a wide brim floopy hat.

4. Scarf – add a contrasting patterned scarf to your outfit, or just a simple chunky knit scarf – especially if it’s a little chilly out!

5. Wear leather tights. End of story.

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5 Responses to “Step Up Your Vest Game”

  1. leonie klara October 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM #

    Just got myself a new vest last week – perfect tool for fall ( its still to warm over here for boots and a vest 😦 ) xxx

    for more Fashion & Inspiration head over to my blog http://www.fashionlifestylefood.com

    • erika October 5, 2014 at 11:11 AM #

      Awesome – heading over to your blog now 🙂

  2. Stephanie (AStyleOfHerOwnBlog) October 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM #

    LOVE everything about this post!

    • erika October 5, 2014 at 11:11 AM #

      Thanks girl!!

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