Red, white and blue are colors that have been seared into our minds as the epitome of patriotic expression. At American University, the hub of many things political and nationalistic, the student body brings the infamous color scheme to new levels. Absolutely obsessed with this Fashionista’s ensemble, I was impressed with how she twisted together our nations colors in a hip inventive way. But I’m not here to write about her creative take on a color scheme, rather her trendy denim vest.
Another piece of the patriotic pie, I am a strong believer that anything denim bolsters Americanism. Think about it: throughout history sturdy denim wear has been the thread work of our nation’s industrial growth. Although just a facet of American culture, denim-wear will inevitably continue to recycle and resurface in different realms of the fashion world.
This Fashionista’s denim vest is the perfect finish to her ensemble. Chambray and denim shirts reemerged last season as a fashion must-have, but with warmer weather comes the necessary alteration to the “jirt.” Warm weather plus “jirt” equals a hot mess, but warm weather plus “jirt” minus the sleeves equals a cool, classic cover-up.
The denim vest this Fashionista dons looks a little heavier on top of her soft billowy top and her light cotton skirt. I love how it adds a rugged feel to her ensemble. I also love how she matches her brown leather belt to her ankle boots. The brown and gold accessories she wears bridges together her entire ensemble, cohesively creating a fashion forward get-up.
Spotted: Levi's Trucker Vest in their collection of denim jacket classics.