I’ve never worn a vest before. So how to style a vest I asked myself. I remember that vests were very fashionable when I was about 14 years old. Those pink and blue short ones, although I actually call that more body warmers. But I didn’t like it back then either. Well, vests here in the Netherlands are not really stylish, while I see them a lot with my overseas fashion friends. Here I compare them more with kitchen aprons. But the fashion blood goes where it can’t crawl and I decided to give the vest a try. I choose black because that is the easiest color for me to combine.
How to style a vest
I wanted to wear it with a black long dress, but I chose a less obvious outfit. You’ve already seen these trousers here. And I wanted to style it with purple and pink. Because there is also pink in the check print of the trousers. I have to say that I have to get used to wearing a vest. I think I feel more comfortable wearing it with black. For example, on black ankle pants with ankle boots. Or on that black dress. But I actually like this vest! With a pair of brooches or a striking belt and lots of accessories on a black outfit.
A black vest with purple, pink and plaid
At least I wanted to wear my beloved lilac boots under these trousers when I started styling this vest. And I wanted to wear a bright color. I choose this bright pink sweater with sequins. I have added a thin lilac belt but actually in retrospect I think it should have been a wider belt. The purple flower pin, the lilac ring and the pink bracelets give the outfit even more color. And my nails are painted in 4 shades of purple! I kept the earrings just golden. I think the colors all go well together. Many different colors but from one pallet. So, how to style a vest? In many different ways, but here with a lot of color. You will undoubtedly also see the black version of styling soon. And if you have any other ideas of how to style a vest, just let me know! I know that Jodie does great styling with vests!