Going from summer to fall usually calls for a serious closet cleanup. You have to get rid of light and breezy pieces of clothing to make room for thicker and heavier ones that will keep your warm when the weather starts to get cold. But, since the weather simply doesn’t call for a coat-coat just yet, our favorite fashion bloggers are topping off their ensembles with another classic outerwear option: the vest.
Whether you like your vests puffer, denim and cropped or down-to-your-knees long, they become the crowning piece of any look — regardless of temperature. They are the easiest way to add dimension to a look and instantly elevate your outfit to style star status.
Versatile and always chic, the vest is just the thing to help you transition your style from summer to fall. Scroll down to see how some of our favorite fashion bloggers are styling their vests, and to learn how to incorporate this unexpected closet staple into your outfit rotation this season.
Denim vest is definitely something you want in your closet for the summer and beyond – you can layer them over long-sleeves or sweatshirts in the fall and winter to stay cozy.
If you’re more of the posh, sophisticated type, a luxurious tuxedo type vest might just be what your closet needs. A tux vest adds structure and edge to any look, transforming your outfit from drab to fab and making it look a lot sharper, too.
Fashion blogger Kat Tanita makes a business-casual ensemble feel more feminine with a dusty-pink, collared vest.
Cargo vests become very popular and I think it will stay in trend for at least 2 years more. Some say it looks too much mannish, but I think the right styling will do its job! It’s a transitional topper, what is both great for cold summer and warm fall season days.
Give your crop-top-and-jeans jam an upgrade with a black longline vest.
The puffer vest can make you bulky on top – so if you’re worried about that, wear something to draw the eye downward, such as a scarf or a loose cowl neck sweater, and wear it unzipped – having it open also draws the eye downward. Also, try to keep it slimline on the bottom – skinny pants or jeans are your best bet.
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