With the temperature dropping lower than our patience for this never-ending semester, outerwear is our most treasured fall fashion category. Whether you prefer to bundle up in a bomber, sway in a sleek trench or parade around in a parka, staying warm while remaining true to your style is the most important factor when putting together trendy fall looks. However, one trend that I have been obsessing over this autumn is the fitted vest—the best way to stay cozy and show off your outfit at the same time.

The best part about a fall vest is its versatility. You can sport one for class and practically any social event of the season! Vests can be appropriate for any occasion, depending on how you style them. If headed out for dinner or drinks with friends, try pairing an oversized faux fur vest with printed tights and a knit mini dress for a glamorous night on the town look that you can rock with heeled boots. When dressing down for a coffee date or weekend errands, use this Fashionista’s take on an effortless, edgy ensemble. Throw on a leather vest over a fitted turtleneck with skinny jeans and a pair of Chelsea boots to embody the essence of fall and all of its chicest trends.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Dressing in monochromatic colors is the easiest way to make your outfit look polished, even if it’s as simple as jeans and a sweater. Blacks, grays and other neutral colors instantly bring sophistication to any fall look and are easy to mix and match if you’re in a rush!”