Published on September 25, 2017 — Leave a comment

How to Wear Vests (A.K.A. Your Transitional Weather Hero)

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Don’t overlook the vest. It’s quite possibly the best transitional piece in your closet. You know those chilly months when it’s too warm to wear a jacket but too cold to go without? We’re looking at you October, November, March, April. We suggest a variety of vest styles to keep in your style arsenal, from cozy knits to do-it-all denim. How to wear these unsung heroes? Read on!

The Faux Fur Vest

Photo: @wendyslookbook

Take your summer boho style into fall with this wildly rad statement piece. A cozier-than-cozy faux fur gilet is just the piece you need for look-at-me style moments. Layer it over a mini dress, over leggings, or with jeans. We love the extra-long length paired with a mini and over-the knee-boots.

The Tuxedo Vest


Inspired by traditional tuxedos, the tailored tuxedo vest is sophisticated yet super easy to wear. It adds a polished touch and extra warmth to a knit top and skinny jeans. We especially love the chic tonal styling of @alliemcgev’s outfit. Also, leopard heels.

The Puffy Vest

Photo: @cortneydryden

Need a 30-second outfit that looks put together and feels totally cozy? Take your puffer vest out this season—just go for a style that’s well, less puffy, and more style-y. Here, the sporty staple gets a cheeky update in a checkered print, especially cute clashed with a striped bateau mini dress. Add tights and boots, and boom. Out. The. Door.

The Sweater Vest

Photo: @kattanita

The classic sweater vest is one of those pieces that is so essential to your wardrobe you can’t imagine getting dressed without it. It’s versatile, polished, and cozy. Belt it over a button-up and leggings for fall, layer it under a trench for winter. Our favorite brands that do this style well are J.Crew, Banana Republic, Inhabit, Splendid, and LOFT.

The Denim Vest


Since we are obviously obsessed with all things denim (we hope you caught our post about denim jackets!), we had to include the denim vest in this roundup. Think about the vest in a similar way as the jacket when it comes to styling, but keep in mind that it gives off a slightly edgier vibe. So, it’s great to pair with classic pieces, with jeans, or even over a long-sleeved floral dress. Personalize yours with patches and pins this season, and rock it everywhere you go.

Do you rock a vest in fall? Tell us all about it in the comments below!