Multiple Ways to Style a Lime Green Vest

I love being able to prove that there are multiple ways to style this lime green vest from different color combinations to different pairings with other clothing.

There are 3 ways we styled this same vest. 2 are being shown here in this article, and click over to my site to see my unusual way of styling it.

I have written about other vests and showcased how we wore them

  1. How to wear a sweater vest
  2. How to layer with a vest
  3. Why you might wear a vest in the summer

Naomi & Ruth BoutiqueLet me introduce Andrea, of Naomi & Ruth Boutique who is the woman in pink below. Our vests were all purchased from her shop. And when we were getting together for happy hour, I came up with idea to surprise Andrea by having the three of us showcase multiple ways to style the lime green vest.

3 ways to style a lime green vest and Naomi & Ruth

If you get my emails then you know the name Naomi & Ruth. She is one of the local boutiques that I love to support. Recently I was able to be added as an ambassador for her company, which means I can offer you a discount as well as receive a small commission on any of your purchases.

She has an online site that I hope you peruse and the best part is that she adds new products every couple of weeks.

Insider discount: Andrea graciously gives my readers a discount. Use code Jodi15. And many Saturdays she has a Saturday Surprise where an item is discounted for the weekend. I share this in my emails but you can also join her FB group.

What makes her company different is she is a huge champion of women. She isn’t trying to stick older women in a box of what they can and can’t wear, and she also gives a portion of each and every purchase to The Dream Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

I talk about her boutique a lot, but I thought it might be more personal if you could see her face and read her story.

Now, this vest isn’t still available on her site anymore, but she does have the lime green top in the photo below that is still available in a medium or large.

Lime green is one of those colors that are fresh and fabulous for spring and summer, so make sure your closet has at least one thing in the color. As for color combinations with it? We are showing just a couple, but trust me, there are more.

Dress: Velvet Heart from Naomi & Ruth~~ Top: Forever 21 ~~ Shoes: ~~ Boots: BOC-Nordstrom Rack~~ Earrings: MoDzines-local jewelry designer~~ Purse: Madden Girl-Nordstrom Rack

Style a Lime Green Vest Over a Dress

First I’d like you to meet Laura who is the face behind Scrub Studio Soaps. She’s a former forensic scientist who started making soaps when her youngest son asked if they could make

soap for homeless patrons during our pandemic. Now if that isn’t a heartwarming story, then I don’t know what is.

I talk about some of her products that grace my favorites list in my email from time to time. Of course, Rob and I love her soaps, but I’m also a huge fan of the scrubs. I never knew that scrubs could be such a help for my dry skin. Truthfully I like this sugar scrub better than the coffee ones. The coffee ones are too messy for me, whereas the sugar ones dissolve better.

Ways to style lime green vest with layering
Tiered dress with ways to style lime green vest

Dress & Sweater Vest

Dresses are amazingly versatile if you stop thinking of them as just a dress. They can be a skirt, top, and/or a fabulous layering piece all in one.

What you may not realize at first glance about Laura’s outfit is that she layered a black 3/4 length sleeve t-shirt over her tiered dress. And then added the lime green vest for a pop of color.

When I complimented Laura about her innovation of layering with this look, Laura told me she was channeling her inner “Jodie” which melts my heart. Doesn’t her smile just prove how looking good can have such an uplifting effect on our mood?

That flower sticking up around the neckline?? That’s part of the t-shirt and gives the look such a great point of interest.

I’d also like to point out that Laura only buttoned the top button of the vest.

Insider tip: Just because your top, jacket, or vest has buttons doesn’t mean you have to button any or all of them.

Green shoulder scraping earrings
Multi-color backpack
Black ankle boots and tiered black dress

More Details

These tiered dresses and skirts are still trending for the spring and summer and can give your look a contemporary vibe.

What I love that Laura did is styled her chunky ankle boots with the dress. Most of us think of a dress as feminine, yet these boots bring in a masculine detail.

Notice her shoulder-scraping earrings that pull in the lime green color. Since she has long hair, it’s good that she sticks to lighter color earrings so they can be admired instead of blending into her locks.

Then the backpack is a fabulous option to bring in more colors to the look as well as add some details to the rearview.

Insider tip: Remember, just as many people see you from the back as the front. Give them something great to see.

Tiered dress and ways to style a lime green vest

Jeans: Democracy on Amazon- found here ~~ Top: no label-bought in India 6 years ago ~~ Boots: UGGs ~~ Bracelet: SGSparkle on Etsy~~ Earrings: SGSparkle on Etsy

Ways of Styling a Lime Green Vest Over Another Top

This beautiful woman is Gurmeet who I met at Naomi & Ruth’s once when I was shopping. She is good friends with Laura because their sons are best friends. And I had the honor of taking her shopping to help evolve her style and build confidence.

Not only is she a smart cookie but she has an Etsy site on the side where she sells many Indian pieces as well as the jewelry she is starting to make herself.

Her site is called SGSparkle and everything is very budget oriented.

When I suggested ways to style our lime green vest, she opted to wear it over a longer tunic top. And doesn’t it look fabulous? The contrast of the bright blue with the lime green is the perfect spring color combination.

Ways to style lime green vest buttoned
Ways to style lime green vest over blue top

Long Tunic with Short Vest

I love how Gurmeet layered the shorter lime green sweater vest over a longer tunic top. This kind of tunic is always great for any body shape because of the slits at the side.

Those slits are not just functional for ease of movement, but they act as bits of asymmetrical details.

Let me also point out that Gurmeet buttoned the top 2 buttons compared to Laura buttoned only the top button. I have some examples on my site where I didn’t button it at all.

And since Gurmeet is even shorter than me, she was excited to find these petite jeans on Amazon.

Colorful statement earrings
Purple bead bracelets
Jeans and grey boots

The Extras

Gurmeet also has long, dark hair so again it’s nice to see large and colorful earrings which stand out. These earrings don’t have the exact colors of the vest in them, but they work because they bring out the lightness of the lime green.

What you don’t see is a purse. That’s because Gurmeet doesn’t use them. Instead, she requires clothing with pockets. If there aren’t pockets, then it won’t work for her.

Another great point about her look is the grey boots. Notice there isn’t any other grey in her outfit, but because grey is neutral, it’s a fabulous option. If she had worn black boots, they might have looked heavy, but the lighter grey blends fabulously with the light and bright colors on the top half.

Now make sure to head over to my site to see the unusual way that I styled this lime green vest.

Multiple ways to style lime green vest

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