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Wardrobe Must: Chic Vests

I have a serious obsession with vests. No lie, I have about 10! Some are vintage (I LOVE vintage menswear styles- such a great way to go androgyny-chic), some are high-end, others are ultra cheap.

A vest is such a quick and easy way to update your look and is a piece that injects a certain fashion-forward flair, especially when worn over something unexpected like a hyper-feminine frock for instance. I have styles that help be add a bit of an edge to my look, some that are perfect for adding some sophistication, others that have a retro sensibility, and some classics that allow for loads of accessories.

Wear an edgy, embellished to update a basic look like Nicky Hilton. Team it with a sleek secretary blouse like Blake Lively for an updated interpretation of preppy-chic. Layer a denim vest over a floaty dress to channel the 70’s like boho-queen Sienna Miller. Use it polish up a sweetly slouchy style like Rachel Bilson. Or, belt it and wear it as a top like Whitney Port. There are countess ways to make this style staple work for you.

Read on for some of my favorite styles!

Diane von Furstenberg Gilet Vest, $225. A sharp, sophisticated style like this one is a timeless staple.
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LaRok Gold Leaf Vest, $278. A standout style that can take any ensemble to the next level.
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Mink Pink ‘Addict’ Vest, $74. A cropped vest is a great way to add more shape to billowy silhouettes or can be used to update a basic jeans-and-tee combo.
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Silence & Noise Drapey Pleat Back Vest, $48. The ruffled detailing transforms this into a not-so-basic black vest.
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Re Collection Racer Back Suit Vest, $195. Pair this with a pencil skirt for a day at the office and with second-skin jeans and killer shoes for a night out. Talk about versatile!
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Divine Rights of Denim Battery Acid Vest, $53. Team this retro style with a flirty floral frock to channel your inner Sienna Miller.
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Bailey 44 Lonely Hearts Club Vest, $167. A sharp, sleek style that can easily transition from work-time to play-time with a bit of creative rearranging.
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Dark Harts Hooded Moto Vest, $58. It really is impossible NOT to look sexy in a biker vest. Impossible.
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Trina Turk ‘Beatnik’ Vest, $258. A structured vest like this one will never be outdated and can be worn with anything from sharp blouses to sexy tanks to vintage tees.
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Bebe Knit Zip Vest, $69. A slouchy knit vest can be paired with just about anything you’ve got.
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Written by Sabrina Alexis

I’m Sabrina Alexis, the co-founder, and co-editor of A New Mode. I love writing relatable, insightful articles that help people understand relationship dynamics and how to get the love they want. I have a degree in psychology and have spent the last 10 years interviewing countless men and reading and studying as much as I can to better understand human psychology and how men operate. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Facebook or Instagram.

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I’m confused by the concept, the technological innovation, the fitting-it-in around the rest of everything else I need to do as Chief Cook and Bottle Washer in my company

Reply December 4, 2010, 10:17 am


theyy look great! i need to buy a new vest for over my dress

Reply September 5, 2009, 10:32 am


Great put together – very chic!

Reply August 23, 2009, 1:51 pm


I always feel weird when I wear vests . . . . but I always admire them on other people :(

Reply August 21, 2009, 7:18 am

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