How to Style a Vest: 4 Vintage-Inspired Outfit Ideas
In this lookbook, I’m going to show you how to style a vest. Vintage vests are an item that I think we’ve all seen at the thrift store, and maybe you like them, but you just don’t know how to wear them; I know that was the case with me.
I think that vests are often overlooked when it comes to thinking about women’s fashion, so I’m excited to share these vest outfits with you.
1. Suede vest
To start things off, I’ve got a white graphic t-shirt with a really neat 70s van and nature print. It is tucked into my vintage Levi shorts.
On my feet, I have snakeskin heeled booties; I really like these because they’re more gray-toned. A lot of the snakeskin boots I was finding were brown snakeskin which is pretty, but it’s not what I wanted for my outfits. These gray-toned ones also tie in well with the black and white tee.
For accessories, I have a pair of awesome earrings that I got from Etsy, the necklace is from a thrift store, and I also have a cute hairband.
2. Sequined vest
I chose this sheer black long-sleeved ruffle dress for the second look, which I love because it shows off my tattoo through the material.
I paired it with this lovely vintage, thrifted black and silver vest that I scored for $2.99 - can you believe it? I added a faux leather and silver belt to define my waistline. No jewelry or extras with this outfit, as I think the vest makes enough of an impact.
3. Fur vest
Fur vests are quite easy to get hold of. I styled this oversized speckled cream and gray faux-fur vest with some vintage black Levi’s. I’m also wearing a vintage Johnny Cash t-shirt tied in the front with a hair tie.
4. Patchwork vest
This final outfit, the vest is this awesome leather and suede, patchwork very 70s vest. I paired it with some bell bottoms just to complete that 70s look.
The colors in the vest are really gorgeous for fall; I love how it is mostly neutral brown tones, but it also has some brighter pops of red in it as well. To accessorize, I added into the mix a chocolate brown cowboy-style hat which ties in nicely with the turtleneck and the blazer.
For footwear, I’m wearing some brown leather boots with amazing tread on them that makes them absolutely perfect for fall and winter when it can be a bit slippery outside.
How to style a vest
I hope that this lookbook has given you some ideas for different ways to style a vest. As I said, I think that vests are a piece of clothing that people tend to overlook; next time you’re out shopping, keep an eye out for vests and see what ways you can find to wear them.
Each of the vests I showed you is in a completely different style, so whatever your personal taste, there’s a vest out there with your name on it.
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