Fall Trend Alert: time to invest in a long vest!
There is nothing I love more than a tailored topper. Whether it be a winter coat or the perfect weight blazer, the long lines of a classic silhouette make any and every body type look statuesque and sophisticated. This season the tailored topper gets a facelift in the form of a long vest, and it’s an excellent improvement. Vests naturally lend themselves to layering (an important dressing technique to master especially when transitioning from one season to another). Layering can take you from day to night, office to dinner, and street-style to lunch style in those chilly months we all have loved to forget.
With all this is mind, the long vest is an incredibly wise piece to purchase for fall. You can begin pairing it with some summer weight staples: a great floral blouse and light pencil skirt that looked perfect at the office throughout the summer months gets an instant refresher when topped by a cream or neutral long lined vest. Switch the open toe for pumps or sling backs, and as the weather turns start rocking a warm toned leather or suede boot, that is before it’s time to swap the blouse for a chunky knit and dare I say snow boots!
Weekend wear also gets a chic facelift with the addition of the long vest. Try taking one of last season’s monochrome looks: black leather pants, booties, a crop top or black T and popping an olive or grey vest over your shoulders. You can also extend the life of your summer white jeans (as seen above) by pairing them with fall tones and even a light weight turtle neck. The turtle neck is actually the most elegant base for the long vest look as it extends the neck line in the absence of a collar. It’s also practical as the temps cool down and the late fall wind picks up And don’t be afraid to mix! Try the vest on with soft sneakers and your favorite skinny jeans for a Saturday shopping trip, and go wild into the 70s trend with a neck tie blouse and denim flares or a fluted maxi skirt topped with a textured or even faux fur vest for a fall night out. The possibilities are endless and the price tags if you know where to look that is (BELLOW) surprisingly friendly!
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