The Little Denim Vest Makes It Big This Summer

The perennial favorite among bikers, heshers, and wrong-side-of-the-tracks social outcasts, the cut-off denim vest has finally caught on with the fashion set, and has piqued the interest of our denim-obsession minds—and closets. We're loving this perfect little piece because it's sort of androgynous, a touch rough around the edges, and it's a sure-fire way to add a some tough-sexy appeal to a wispy summer dress. Inspired by this latest must-have denim topper, we've gathered a few chosen looks to help you channel that inner biker chic—and get your fashion motors running.
Above, from left: DSquared fall '09 runway look; street style, photo via Rackk and Ruin; NYC street style, via Altamira NYC.
Above, from left: Erin Wasson x RVCA Acid Wash Grateful Dead Vest, $99 (was $198), available at Oak; Forever 21 Bleached Denim Vest, $22.80, available at Forever 21.
Above, from left: Style blogger Andrea A, photo via; style blogger Carolina E, photo via
Above, from left: Mike & Chris Ronner Biker Vest, $265, available at Nordstrom; Levi's Trucker Vest, $58, available at Urban Outfitters.