When looking to bring structure and polish to a summer ensemble without piling on extra weight (it’s a sauna outside, after all), a vest is a cool and refined option. The versatile layering piece brings menswear appeal to floaty pieces, tempering an otherwise feminine look, or even stands on its own as an alternative to the LBD. Here, three ultra-chic ways to style the closet mainstay for day or night, utilizing pieces you likely already own.
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Chic Ways To Style A Vest
A long vest brings structure to a ruffled blouse and flared trousers. Gold jewelry and sandals complete the look.
For day, go the LBD route by layering a bow-tie blouse underneath and adding tall suede boots.
For evening, a vest works on its own with strappy sandals and sparkling jewels.