Vests are probably the most underrated outerwear. They’re underappreciated and underused. But they can actually amp up the style factor in any ensemble. They are also seasonless and versatile, making them a great investment for your wardrobe.
If you’re looking for a way to get more wear out of a good vest investment, try these tricks from ridiculously stylish bloggers:
1. Layer over a little black dress
The little black dress will always be a classic. But there are only so many ways you can give this look a fresh panache so why don’t you try layering a vest over it just like style blogger With Love From Kat did in this look?
Kat Tanita is known for her elevated yet attainable style across the fashion, beauty, travel, food and decor sectors
She accessorized with a fedora hat, a pair of ankle-strap pumps, a leather handbag, and cluster jewelry.
Kat styled her vest with a little black dress, a fedora, and animal print shoes
2. Sleeveless button-down shirt and shorts
We love how Lena made the vest, leather shorts, and button-down shirt tandem look so effortless. Pick an interesting pair of shoes just like the blogger’s tasseled heels for more street style credibility. Her blog, The White Ocean, is unfortunately no longer available online.
Lena styled her vest with a white button-down shirt and sexy leather shorts
3. Skater skirt, long-sleeved shirt, and vest
Diana of Z Hours just let her long-sleeved button-down shirt hang loosely over her skater skirt and made the outfit more polished by throwing on her vest.
Diana flaunts her incredible legs in a skater skirt
She accessorized with heeled oxfords and chain-strapped shoulder bag.
Diana paired her classy vest with a long-sleeved button-down shirt
4. Vest over sleeveless top and Bermuda shorts
Priscila, whose blog Lookatmebr is no longer available online, knows that a vest can instantly make a printed sleeveless top and Bermuda shorts combo look dressier. Amp up the style factor by wearing statement accessories just like her amazing earrings.
Priscila dressed up her Bermuda shorts with a long vest
5. Vest over boyfriend jeans and shirt
Tired of the same boyfriend jeans outfit you’ve been sporting since last summer? Do what Helena of Mi Aventura Con La Moda did and throw on a cute vest over it. It immediately gives this look a fresh panache.
Helena looked ready for summer in jeans paired with a trendy vest
6. Cover up in a double-breasted vest
The vest actually balances out the show of flesh and gives it a more interesting flair. Just like Laura from Living in a Shoe, opt for a cute, colored, double-breasted vest and then accessorize with an even cuter pair of sandals.
Laura looked incredible in denim shorts paired with a double-breasted vest
7. Maxi dress with a faux fur vest
A fur vest is just what you need to breathe new life to your maxi dresses from last summer. Like Didi of Dolce Placard, accessorize with a wide-brimmed hat and a pair of flats.
Didi rocks a cute maxi dress and a wide-brimmed hat
8. Make jumpsuit look more polished with a long vest
It’s interesting how Lucía’s camel-tone long vest made her comfy jumpsuit look more sophisticated.
Lucía paired a camel-tone long vest with a comfy jumpsuit
Follow her lead and do the same for your jumpsuits. Her blog, Lucitisima, is unfortunately no longer available online.
Lucía shows how to layer a solid vest over a different-colored shirt for a stylish accent
1. BB Dakota Karriem Vest, $95.00
2. Vince Asymmetric Shearling Vest, $1495.00
3. Rag & Bone Dant Vest, $495.00
4. Viktor & Rolf Leather Vest, $822.00
5. Norma Kamali Shaggy Vest, $550.00
6. Sachin + Babi Connection Vest, $995.00
7. Madewell Reversible Quilted Puffer Vest, $138.00
What about you? How would you style a vest?