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Vested Interests: 15 Summer Toppers

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    The throw-on-and-go dress. That's our jam, and we're unapologetic about it. But, frocks aren’t the only things we like to toss on in a snap. Moto jackets, denim toppers, and sophisticated trenches are just as easy — with just as much outfit-making potential — as any slip or shirtdress. So, when summer temperatures hinder our opportunities to top our looks with an army coat or leather jacket, we have to get creative.

    The perfect solution: a vest. This simple piece is more breathable and breezy than its sleeved counterparts. Cropped options, distressed versions, and longer, fringed iterations add the same cool-girl feel to any ensemble. But, with way less fabric, they won’t weigh you down. So, it’s okay to keep those jackets stashed away until fall. Ahead, we’re arming you with 15 sleeveless alternatives.

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