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Jeanne FBC Blush Sheath Dress Banana Republic Factory Gray Waterfall Vest Steve Madden Black Chelsea Boots BaubleBar Country Bib Hematite Necklace 2

Dress (Similar) | Vest | Necklace (in Hematite) | Booties

One trend that I am seeing everywhere this Winter (dare I say, early Spring?) is vests. I definitely have dipped my toe into this style, and I am not going to say I didn’t enjoy it, but I do find incorporating a vest into an outfit a bit challenging.

That is, until I realized a vest is the perfect touch to add a bit of contrast to your look.  Rocking a super flowy and feminine top? Throw on a military vest.  Going for more of a menswear vibe? Top it off with cascade vest for movement. You can even belt a trench vest over a pleated midi skirt to create a kind of mullet vibe (business on top, party on the bottom). The possibilities are endless.

Jeanne FBC Blush Sheath Dress Banana Republic Factory Gray Waterfall Vest Steve Madden Black Chelsea Boots BaubleBar Country Bib Hematite Necklace

Jeanne FBC Blush Sheath Dress Banana Republic Factory Gray Waterfall Vest Steve Madden Black Chelsea Boots BaubleBar Country Bib Hematite Necklace 8Jeanne FBC Blush Sheath Dress Banana Republic Factory Gray Waterfall Vest Steve Madden Black Chelsea Boots BaubleBar Country Bib Hematite Necklace 7Jeanne FBC Blush Sheath Dress Banana Republic Factory Gray Waterfall Vest Steve Madden Black Chelsea Boots BaubleBar Country Bib Hematite Necklace 5Jeanne FBC Blush Sheath Dress Banana Republic Factory Gray Waterfall Vest Steve Madden Black Chelsea Boots BaubleBar Country Bib Hematite Necklace 3Jeanne FBC Blush Sheath Dress Banana Republic Factory Gray Waterfall Vest Steve Madden Black Chelsea Boots BaubleBar Country Bib Hematite Necklace 6Jeanne FBC Blush Sheath Dress Banana Republic Factory Gray Waterfall Vest Steve Madden Black Chelsea Boots BaubleBar Country Bib Hematite Necklace 4When I saw this vest hanging in the store the other day, I immediately thought up about a million ways I wanted to style it.  However, almost all those ways involved pants.  Never one to take the easy route (just ask my loved ones…), I wanted to challenge myself by creating an outfit that paired it with a dress. And voila, this look was born. I think it perfectly captures the whole contrast vibe I was going for: structured sheath dress + bib statement necklace + flowy vest =…well, I’ve never been great at math, but I definitely like it!

So there you go, yet another vest convert. I absolutely plan on in-vest-ing (couldn’t help it!) in a few more as the weather gets warmer as a fun way to layer without too much bulk. Til then, I’ll keep dreaming up fun combos (and working on my math skillz).

 

 

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