Sometimes, vests are the forgotten yet essential piece to an outfit. Most likely when you think of a vest, images of puffy ski wear or lifejackets come to mind. However, this small layering piece can be worn in many situations past the snowy slopes and the lake on a summer afternoon. Available in a staggering variety of colors, patterns, textures and, of course, denim, vests are the perfect casual piece to throw on over almost any summer outfit for an unexpected and unique layer.
This Fashionista layered her light-wash denim vest over a casual floral dress for a little edgy flair. Pairing a boxier cut vest over a dress with a swingy skirt not only adds interest, but also juxtaposes the feminine floral pattern, keeping the outfit clean and a bit unexpected. Gold and silver fringe earrings and a neutral wedge ankle boot continue to add some fun rough edges to this Fashionista’s ensemble, making it the perfect day-to-night look this spring.
If you’ve hopped on the denim vest bandwagon, make it your own with the addition of a fun print or some fringe. For a more loose and comfortable layer, try a long knit vest over a pair of denim shorts and a tank and a light, high-rise crochet vest in a bright color is perfect over a simple white dress for summer. Finding vests with unique embellishments, like buttons and metallic embroidery, are not only fun to hunt for, but are guaranteed to take your outfit to the next level. So this spring, pack a punch in your wardrobe and put your best foot forward with a vest.