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Vests are one of the most popular fashion accessories. They can literally transform an outfit from boring to amazing in an instant! These sleeveless garments were first worn by men underneath their coats sometime around the 15th century. Today, men usually wear it over a dress shirt and tie underneath their coats. For men, this style has not changed very much. Luckily, women are allowed more liberties and creativity in fashion. From sweater vests, ones made of lace, leather and fur, this fun accessory can certainly add pizzazz to an outfit. However, they may be difficult to style if you have never worn one. Here are some style ideas for vests!
A cute idea for fall is to wear pants in a jewel tone. Add a white long sleeved shirt, skinny waist belt and white heels. Over that, tie a patterned silk scarf around your neck and wear a hip length fur vest for a funky look. Carry a small leather satchel or casual clutch to finish your outfit. For another fun autumn outfit idea, pair skinny jeans with brown leather boots. Wear a long sleeved black turtleneck and over that, wear a flowy tribal patterned vest. You can choose to wear a skinny belt to tie it all together or leave it loose. Wear hoop earrings to finish off this 70’s inspired outfit.
When transitioning from winter to spring, denim vests are a good idea. They are heavy enough to keep you warm, but look great for the seasonal change. Try a knee length tulle skirt and long sleeved black top underneath a waist length denim vest. Wear a pair of pointy toed sling back shoes and carry a studded envelope clutch to add some edge. Or wear black skinny jeans and a white button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Wear a pastel colored vest over that and carry a leather satchel for a more casual daytime look.
Lace vests are perfect for summer. They are lightweight and add style without the risk of overheating you. It is the perfect garment to wear over a tank top, and denim shorts. You can also wear it with a sleeveless top and loose maxi skirt. Keep it casual with sandals and a straw bag, or dress it up with heels and a glittering clutch. Wear a short lace vest over a loose tank tucked into a skirt and belted with braided leather. Finish with several layering necklaces or a stack of bangles.
Vests are a classic staple piece and will stay that way for fashion generations to come. They are an inexpensive way to add style without taking up too much bulk in your closet.
write by Aidan