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.
LaRok Gold Leaf Vest, $278. A standout style that can take any ensemble to the next level.
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.
Silence & Noise Drapey Pleat Back Vest, $48. The ruffled detailing transforms this into a not-so-basic black vest.
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!
Divine Rights of Denim Battery Acid Vest, $53. Team this retro style with a flirty floral frock to channel your inner Sienna Miller.
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.
Dark Harts Hooded Moto Vest, $58. It really is impossible NOT to look sexy in a biker vest. Impossible.
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 A structured vest like this one will never be outdated and can be worn with anything from sharp blouses to sexy tanks to vintage tees.
Bebe Knit Zip Vest, $69. A slouchy knit vest can be paired with just about anything you’ve got.
– SABRINA ALEXIS