Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Vests

When I wore my new sleeveless blazer on Friday (here) it got me thinking about other ways to wear vests. I have loved my green utility vest and have worn it numerous ways on the blog (one post is coming up on Friday) but am trying to branch out and try new ones. Vests remind me so much of the '90s (especially denim ones!) but I think that there are ways to wear them without looking like a victim of '90s fashion.

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I remember wearing my denim vest with short sleeve and long sleeve shirts in high school but probably wouldn't have thought to pair it with another sleeveless garment. While I have worn vests with long sleeves in the recent past (and this Friday), I'm loving the idea of vests over sleeveless garments.


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Of the two, this look is definitely my favorite. These are all very basic pieces but combined give this outfit a very easy and chic look. 

What do you think of the vest trend? Which look above is more your style?

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46 comments:

  1. I don't know if I could bring myself to wear a denim jacket without suffering from a bad elementary school flashback haha. But I love the second look, and I love the idea of sleeveless over sleeveless! I've been contemplating a utility/military style vest for myself.

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  2. I really like the look of a jean vest, but I just don't know if I could pull it off. I actually feel just like Kim ^ and I haven't even gotten myself a jean jacket! I've tried multiple times but I always end up picturing 5 year old me getting mad at my mom for making me wear one!

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  3. Send me some sunshine and warm temperatures and I'll immediately go for the second look, Amy! Gorgeous pieces.

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  4. I absolutely LOVE my denim vest! Just packed it for my trip that I'm leaving on tomorrow!

    xx Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

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  5. I am so excited to see that you like denim vests! I still have mine from high school (23 years ago!) and I am actually working on a blog post about how to style it! My ideas are much more casual than yours so I loved seeing how you dress yours up! And you look fabulous in orange - great color for you! Thanks for the book idea yesterday! I am downloading it today! Susan www.charminglucy.com

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  6. Both of these looks are so cute! Your guest post is up, thanks again for taking the time to share it!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  7. I want that entire casual summer look. I love it!!!

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  8. love both of these looks but also prefer the second as well. i don't know if i could pull off a denim vest!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak
    -- $50 shabby apple giveaway

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  9. A denim vest is pretty great for summer layering!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. Oh that 2nd outfit is freaking GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  11. I absolutely love vests, and I love the ones you picked here and how you styled them! xo, Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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  12. I got a jean vest recently (actually, it's more chambray material) that I plan on wearing knotted over white sundresses. I love the look!

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  13. I'm all about white for summer- love these looks!

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  14. I love layering with vests, I'm OBSESSED with my denim one!

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

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  15. I really want a denim vest...it seems like such a great layering piece for the warm weather!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    PayPal Giveaway!

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  16. Great picks! Love the denim vest!
    I just found your blog and I love it! Now following :)

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

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  17. Loving both of those looks! Super cute!!

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  18. I just ordered a denim vest and am super excited to wear it. I already have a moto vest and love that it's a really light layer for summer.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  19. Love all of these vests! They look great!

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  20. i just got a white leather vest and can't wait to wear it!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  21. Hmmm...I am still not sure about vests. I love them on other people but the only vests I own are sweater vests and down vests for winter. But I love the looks you put together!!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  22. I've been wanting a denim vest! such cute picks

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  23. I love both looks especially the sport chic look! Super cute.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  24. Love this outfit combo so much!

    XO,
    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

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  25. Great combinations, I also love vests so this post was perfect to me :)

    http://strawberryleopard.blogspot.pt/

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  26. Cute inspirations! Love the vest trend :)

    xx

    liquoriceandpumps.blogspot.com

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  27. You always put together the cutest looks and finds!! Love all the crisp whites and you know I love me a denim vets!! :)

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  28. I am going to get a white denim vest. They are so versatile!!

    xo Emma
    http://strollingthecityinheels.com

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  29. Love that casual look! Especially the bike pouch!

    Rachel
    theoxfordstyle.com

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  30. Can I have all of the first look?? That's be just great. Lol. ;) Love these picks.

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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  31. Loving that first white dress - so pretty!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  32. So cute! I love that bicycle clutch! How adorable :)

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  33. Love all these fresh white pieces.

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  34. I love my denim jacket so I might have to pick up a denim vest too! Although I do like the clean look of the second outfit!
    ~Jessica

    Jeans and a Teacup

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  35. I really love the summer casual look, it's so gorgeous and perfect for the summer time!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  36. This post reminds me of an amazing mint-leather vest I found at forever 21 a few weeks back. It had silver spike detailing on the shoulders, but they didn't have my size! I have been craving it ever since.. now after seeing this post I may just have to search harder for a similar one... ;) love both the looks btw.

    Ginger @ Chic by night
    chicbynight.blogspot.com

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  37. 90's or not, vests are totally the key to summer layering, and I'd wear both these looks!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  38. I love what you did with the denim vest, it's not 90s at all! and the second look is so classy, love that one too!

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  39. I have that bike - I just bought it! :)

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  40. just discovered your blog.. love it!
    xxo
    Jamie
    www.candystilettos.com

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