March 20th, 2015 at 2:00am

After a long, cold winter, the time has finally come to put away those puffy winter coats and break out the not-so-puffy vests. With the beautiful weather we’ve been having recently, you can get away with not wearing a jacket without risking frostbite. In my opinion, this is the most wonderful time of the year. This Fashionista shows us how to style a vest in a cute and casual way.

Layering is a classic way to effortlessly bundle up. This Fashionista layers her clothing so well for that awkward period of time in between winter and spring. She starts with a plain black T-shirt and simple high-waisted black jeans cuffed at the ankle. Over the black T-shirt, she is wearing a denim button-down with the collar popped—comfortable, but stylish. The airy blue color in the denim button-down offsets the black pieces in the rest of her look. The third and final layer of her upper half is a black puffer vest. The vest is a crucial piece to this look. Since we are in-between seasons, the vest will keep this Fashionista warm and comfortable.

The look is completed with a pair of gray Converse shoes. This Fashionista accessorizes her look with an armful of Alex and Ani bracelets on one wrist and a rose gold Fossil watch on the other. Her collection of Alex and Ani bracelets each have a special meaning to her. Her Michael Kors cross-body bag is perfect to keep everything she needs close at hand.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Always wear something that makes you feel confident through expression, as well as comfortable.”