Style Advice of the Week

Trends in fashion are cyclical in nature: they come and go season after season and year after year. When looking to maximize your style, sometimes it’s best to stick to timeless pieces that will always maintain their value. Investing in a quality item of clothing is a must for every Fashionista and Fashionisto. One such must-have item for fall, winter, spring and summer is the versatile vest. It’s a great layer adding that perfect something extra for whatever you’re wearing underneath.

Today’s Fashionista displays the utility of a vest with ease. Her casual attire of blue denim pants and a classic oxford are the perfect pairing for her lightweight fleece vest. Fashionistas and Fashionistos can find a similar look from outfitters such as Vineyard Vines and Patagonia. Vests are not strictly limited to this preppy fall staple. Denim vests and fur vests are equally valuable purchases that will most certainly stand the test of time. Owning a vest is essential for Fashionistas and Fashionistos on college campuses because they can be worn as a simple piece for class during the day or dressed up with accessories for nighttime festivities. Puffer vests are another essential item for the approaching chilly days of winter that won’t sacrifice style for comfort, for Fashionistas and Fashionistos alike.

Keep in mind that while a vest has the ability to enhance your outfit, it’s what you wear under this necessary item that can make or break your look. Try not to pair anything that will look too busy or cluttered. For example, a plaid shirt goes best with a simple, single color vest, while a vest adorned with a print, fringe or jagged edges works well with something more basic such as a T-shirt or sweater. Whatever your style, remember to include a vest in your wardrobe for a year-round look that can be fashioned in virtually any way possible.


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