Happy New Year Fashion Lovers! Can you believe it’s 2018?! As we transition into the new year, we have a fashion topic we wanted to discuss…

Some fashionistas call it a long vest and some call it a sleeveless coat—whatever you call it, the menswear-inspired outerwear is the ideal piece to add to your wardrobe. The vest is a key item for transitioning into winter and well into any season. It’s polished enough to take you into an important meeting at work and cool enough to wear over a dress for after-work cocktails.

OK, now onto how to wear it:

Depending on if your vest is short or long, it can determine the flare and how you wear. We took a modern approach on this trend and integrated our personal styles with a long vest. Ashanti’s outfit is a take on the working woman look, by incorporating a black dress, embellished necklace and sassy pumps. This look fuses style and sophistication. Jamie’s ensemble goes for a more casual but chic look. Tee and jeans are a common combo with the vest trend. However, put your own pizzazz like Jamie did, by adding a fun accessory like a newsboy hat.

This contemporary garment has excellent layering capabilities, giving its wearer a twist on any outfit. It’s easy to say, that this staple will transform your clothes into multiple outfits. And let’s not forget the various prints and textures such as denim, faux fur and lace crochet. So, make the investment and “vest to impress.”

Happy Shopping!


Fashion Features


Jamie’s Outfit

Vest – Forever 21 (similar)

Striped Quarter Sleeve Tee – Forever 21 (similar)

Wide Leg Jeans – Target (similar)

Ankle Boots – Zara *On Sale* (here)

Newsboy Hat – Target (here)


Ashanti’s Outfit

Vest- Target (here)

Black Wrap Dress-Talbots (similar)

Leopard Pumps- Sam Edelman (via Marti & Liz) (here)

Necklace- (similar)

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