I love to make the decision of who I want to be on a particular day based on my outfit. Who have I been lately? A person who loves to wear vests! Majority of my favorite outfits over the last month have featured a vest of some kind. The stylish stand outs have been faux fur & duster styles.
Outerwear items are called “completer pieces.” They take any outfit up a notch and add just the right finishing element to make you look pulled together. I have not always been a fan of jackets, I don’t like constricting layers and never want to fully cover my outfit. This is where vests come to the rescue as the ideal layering piece. You don’t have to take them off when you go indoors but they still offer coverage, warmth and most importantly, style!
A faux fur piece will take you from casual to CHIC instantaneously. They look lovely over a cocktail dress for a night on the town or jeans and a t-shirt for a trendy day time ensemble. My collection of faux fur vests has grown astronomically this year because they are the easiest way to look luxurious without breaking the bank.
If faux fur isn’t your jam then perhaps a long vest might be. A duster vest draws the eye all the way down your frame and helps elongate you. Just make sure it fits correctly in the arm holes to ensure it looks intentionally long and not messily over sized. A duster vest that has some structure to it will pair well with a lightweight blouse. The differentiation in fabrics will create interest in an onlooker’s eye. This unique take on a blazer is the perfect way to spruce up your office wardrobe.
Vests are my current obsession, what is yours? Let me know in the comment section. Don’t forget to shop all my top picks down below!