We're a vest-loving family. As long as I can remember my father has worn them. My brothers, even my sister and me. The first memory of my father's is a cadet blue, down-filled. Probably L.L. Bean from the 70's. I would bet $100 he still has it. He doesn't get rid of much either. Like father, like daughter.
Vests are the perfect transition piece. In fact, they are the definition of a summer-to-fall wardrobe transition hero. I have them in several weights. Brushed cotton, corduroy (Barbour), suede, faux-filled and down-filled. Faux fur. I have clients take old fur coats they inherited and cut off the sleeves to make modern looking vests that they will actually wear. Vests are brilliant. I've even gotten into short-sleeve coats, but that's for another post.
Start out wearing vests over your long-sleeve blouses and jeans. Then add a sweater when you need to. Then wear them on mild winter days when you don't need a long-sleeve coat.
What kind of vest should you avoid? Denim vests are a no.
What not to wear vests with? Not over dresses or with skirts.
UNLESS the vest is a shrunken fit, i.e. shorter and cuts in at the waist.
Great Vest Outfits
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Here are some great puffy vests.
Try a sweater vest!
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