LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Good Investments

Let's Hear it for the Boys

When you’re shopping there are usually two types of items that you buy. The first type is a moderately priced piece that is on trend at the moment and you’ll wear for a couple of seasons. The second type is something that is a little on the pricier side, but is something that you could picture yourself wearing for many years in the future and something that won’t go out of style. This is what you would call an investment piece. Everyone has his or her one big investment piece. Maybe it’s a pair of boots that go with every outfit you own, or maybe it’s a bag that can be worn for any occasion in any season. Or maybe, if you enjoy puns as much as I do, your investment piece just happens to be a vest.

Vests are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing ever invented. They can be worn all year long and serve as one of those pieces that are fashionable and functional. In the summer, pack it when you’re traveling to wear on those breezy summer nights. In the fall, wear a vest with jeans, a sweater and a pair of boots. In the winter, throw it on under your jacket for some extra warmth, both indoors and outdoors. In the spring, simply take inspiration from this Fashionisto.

His outfit is a great example of how to wear a vest when the weather is getting warmer and warmer everyday. In the mornings, the warmth hasn’t fully set in yet, so it can be a bit chilly walking to your morning classes. This puffer vest is a great piece to throw on top of a great spring outfit to keep you warm, but not cause you to overheat. Under the vest, this Fashionisto is embracing the start of spring by wearing a pastel button-down that really pops against his darker navy chino pants. His Sperry Top-Siders are so quintessential of summer as are his oversized aviator sunglasses. This this is such a great spring outfit because of the perfect balance of wintery and springy pieces.

Hint: Vests are definitely a great investment piece (see what I did there?). For one just like this Fashionisto’s, try Patagonia. They also have really cute fleece vests that are super duper soft. If you want something in a brighter color, try this one from Moncler. If you’re feeling really trendy, try a denim vest to add some extra flair (and a bit of a cool cowboy vibe) to your spring outfits.

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