Sometimes it just takes one new piece to energize your entire wardrobe. I’m recommending a vest to everyone. Women’s vest outfits dominate street style this summer and make their way into more than just your 3 piece suit this fall. Continue reading to see why
— Jennifer Sattler, Who What Wear, July 23, 2023
“A vest might be the most chic and versatile item to buy now.”
7 SUMMER WOMEN’S VEST OUTFITS
7 Vest Outfits From CC on IG
1 | High Rise Wide Leg Jeans
2 | Slip Skirt
3 | Jean Shorts
4 | Jean Skirt
5 | Slip Dress
6 | Barrel Jeans and Ribbed Tank
7 | Bootcut Jeans and Long Cardigan
The key to styling a vest this summer is to consider it a top. A women’s vest worn solo will elevate your everyday staples or add some sex appeal to your suit-ing. If you’re busty or don’t want to show so much skin, wear an understated ribbed tank top like this one sale at Saks. I personally love a little lace trim bra or bralette peeking out under mine.
FALL WOMEN’S VEST OUTFITS
There is something so chic about a vest and blazer together. Whether you opt for contrasting colors for a matching set, you can wear this dynamic duo to work and on the weekend with jeans.
Women’s Vest and Blazer Combos
At Nordstrom and Under $100
Alice and Olivia
First Look at Fall Capsule
High Low with Veronica Beard and J. Crew
The collar on this white Rag and Bone Vest folds open but looks cool all buttoned up under a classic one-button blazer.
WHAT TO WEAR UNDER A WOMEN’S TAILORED VEST
My most popular styling tip for effortlessly making outfits that never fail to look good is to match your top and bottom. A monochromatic column of color works with any layer you choose to wear with it. This includes a vest! Steal some styling inspiration from my First Look at Fall Capsule Wardrobe lookbook.
Monochromatic Vest Outfits
The Best Tops Under A Vest
A tailored vest will help define your waist so you can wear one over any style top. Have fun with proportions. Play with pretty puff sleeves and button-ups with long shirt tails.
Jen’s Puff Sleeve Picks
If you want to try a tee one that mimics your vest’s neckline is the most flattering but crew neck style work as well.