What To Wear With a Vest: 8 Best Outfits For Women

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Vests are probably the most underrated outerwear. They’re underappreciated and underused. But they can actually amp up the style factor in any ensemble. They are also seasonless and versatile, making them a great investment for your wardrobe.

If you’re looking for a way to get more wear out of a good vest investment, try these tricks from ridiculously stylish bloggers:

1. Layer over a little black dress

The little black dress will always be a classic. But there are only so many ways you can give this look a fresh panache so why don’t you try layering a vest over it just like style blogger With Love From Kat did in this look?

Kat Tanita is known for her elevated yet attainable style across the fashion, beauty, travel, food and decor sectorsKat Tanita is known for her elevated yet attainable style across the fashion, beauty, travel, food and decor sectors

She accessorized with a fedora hat, a pair of ankle-strap pumps, a leather handbag, and cluster jewelry.

Kat styled her vest with a little black dress, a fedora, and animal print shoesKat styled her vest with a little black dress, a fedora, and animal print shoes

2. Sleeveless button-down shirt and shorts

We love how Lena made the vest, leather shorts, and button-down shirt tandem look so effortless. Pick an interesting pair of shoes just like the blogger’s tasseled heels for more street style credibility. Her blog, The White Ocean, is unfortunately no longer available online.

Lena styled her vest with a white button-down shirt and sexy leather shortsLena styled her vest with a white button-down shirt and sexy leather shorts

3. Skater skirt, long-sleeved shirt, and vest

Diana of Z Hours just let her long-sleeved button-down shirt hang loosely over her skater skirt and made the outfit more polished by throwing on her vest.

Diana flaunts her incredible legs in a skater skirtDiana flaunts her incredible legs in a skater skirt

She accessorized with heeled oxfords and chain-strapped shoulder bag.

Diana paired her classy vest with a long-sleeved button-down shirtDiana paired her classy vest with a long-sleeved button-down shirt

4. Vest over sleeveless top and Bermuda shorts

Priscila, whose blog Lookatmebr is no longer available online, knows that a vest can instantly make a printed sleeveless top and Bermuda shorts combo look dressier. Amp up the style factor by wearing statement accessories just like her amazing earrings.

Priscila dressed up her Bermuda shorts with a long vestPriscila dressed up her Bermuda shorts with a long vest

5. Vest over boyfriend jeans and shirt

Tired of the same boyfriend jeans outfit you’ve been sporting since last summer? Do what Helena of Mi Aventura Con La Moda did and throw on a cute vest over it. It immediately gives this look a fresh panache.

Helena looked ready for summer in jeans paired with a trendy vestHelena looked ready for summer in jeans paired with a trendy vest

6. Cover up in a double-breasted vest

The vest actually balances out the show of flesh and gives it a more interesting flair. Just like Laura from Living in a Shoe, opt for a cute, colored, double-breasted vest and then accessorize with an even cuter pair of sandals.

Laura looked incredible in denim shorts paired with a double-breasted vestLaura looked incredible in denim shorts paired with a double-breasted vest

7. Maxi dress with a faux fur vest

A fur vest is just what you need to breathe new life to your maxi dresses from last summer. Like Didi of Dolce Placard, accessorize with a wide-brimmed hat and a pair of flats.

Didi rocks a cute maxi dress and a wide-brimmed hatDidi rocks a cute maxi dress and a wide-brimmed hat

8. Make jumpsuit look more polished with a long vest

It’s interesting how Lucía’s camel-tone long vest made her comfy jumpsuit look more sophisticated.

Lucía paired a camel-tone long vest with a comfy jumpsuitLucía paired a camel-tone long vest with a comfy jumpsuit

Follow her lead and do the same for your jumpsuits. Her blog, Lucitisima, is unfortunately no longer available online.

Lucía shows how to layer a solid vest over a different-colored shirt for a stylish accentLucía shows how to layer a solid vest over a different-colored shirt for a stylish accent

Are you ready to try the vest trend? Here are some vests from Shopbop and Nordstrom you might want to pick up:

1. BB Dakota Karriem Vest, $95.00

BB Dakota Karriem Vest

2. Vince Asymmetric Shearling Vest, $1495.00

Vince Asymmetric Shearling Vest

3. Rag & Bone Dant Vest, $495.00

Rag & Bone Dant Vest

4. Viktor & Rolf Leather Vest, $822.00

Viktor & Rolf Leather Vest

5. Norma Kamali Shaggy Vest, $550.00

Norma Kamali Shaggy Vest

6. Sachin + Babi Connection Vest, $995.00

Sachin + Babi Connection Vest

7. Madewell Reversible Quilted Puffer Vest, $138.00

Madewell Reversible Quilted Puffer Vest

What about you? How would you style a vest?

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