Long vests have been around for some time now, but they have finally become a staple piece on both the streets and the runways. After seeing them practically everywhere, I decided I should give it a go myself. I had been eyeing this long vest from Top Shop for a while but was struggling with how I would style it into my everyday wardrobe. After some contemplation, I finally realized that I had to take the blush-beauty home with me and ever since I have had some serious fun with it. I have found that there are endless ways to layer a long structured vest with what you are already wearing. And let’s face it, since mother nature has decided to skip spring altogether and head straight into summer, the last thing we will be wanting to wear is something that has sleeves.
There are boundless possibilities when it comes to putting an outfit together with a long vest like this one and I am still finding new ways to wear it today. When it’s warm outside, wear it with a sleeveless top; when it gets cooler, wear it with a long sleeve shirt underneath; when it gets downright freezing, wear it as an extra layer with a coat over top. It truly is the perfect transitional piece. I put together 3 totally different looks for 3 very different occasions, all with what I already had in my closet. I hope that these tips are helpful to you in deciding if a long vest will work for you!
1. Beach Casual
Wearing- Vest: TopShop; Muscle Tank: Joes Jeans; Pants: Ecru from Coco Blanca; Sandals: Tory Burch; Tote: Coco Blanca; Watch: Toy Watches; Necklace: Coco Blanca; Sunglasses: Rayban.
2. After-Work Cocktails
Wearing- Vest: TopShop; Sleeveless Turtleneck: Nasty Gal (similar here); Skirt: Intermix; Bracelet: Henri Bendel; Bag: Chanel; Sunglasses: similar here; Sandals: Shoe Dazzle (similar here).
Wearing- Vest: Top Shop; Shirt: Everlane; Boyfriend Jeans: Zara; Shoes: Zara; Bangles: Alexis Bittar; Watch: Toy Watches; Earrings: Mallory Shelter Jewelry, Bag: Chloe from Bag Borrow or Steal.
All photos were taken by Noelle Turrbitt of Carrow Vines.
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