We have yet to write an ode to the denim vest, but that's only because its functionality is now so second nature to us. Sound extreme? Just wait. We're about to prove this fashion underdog is the one thing you need to buy now. Office a little chilly? Denim vest. Need a day-to-night topper? Denim vest. Want to funk up a night time look? Denim vest. Yep, we think we've made our point.
Click through for three great ways to rock the look all season long.
Feeling a little thread bare in that pencil skirt and crop top? Getting chilled when you walk into the restaurant for dinner? The most creative answer is, of course, the jean vest. Not too heavy to bog you down when you're outside, but just boxy enough to funk up that otherwise sleek outfit, this singular piece brings the heat and adds another dimension to that little black summer outfit.
Clockwise from top left: Rag & Bone Burney Vest, $187, available at La Garçonne;Toga Vinyl-trimmed Cotton Pencil Skirt, $102, available at Net-A-Porter; Sunny And 74 Printed Cotton Bustier Top, $34, available at Lord & Taylor; My Choice Handbag, $129, available at Yoox; Sigerson Morrison Cam Open-Toe Sandal, $332.50, available at Sigerson Morrison.
Not a dress-down Friday? No problem. Pairing a super-tailored office outfit with a denim vest is kind of a loophole (at least in our book). The vest feels a little more dressy than its older brother, the jean jacket, and adds something to the overall look of corporate-chic attire. Best part? You're ready to roll from your desk straight to drinks.
Clockwise from top left: Nasty Gal Pop Cork Tote, $65, available at Nasty Gal; Kenzo Forest-print Trousers, $323, available at Matches; rag & bone Burney Vest, $187, available at La Garçonne; J.Crew Factory Classic Button-down Shirt, $24.50, available at J.Crew Factory; Tibi Esther Heel, $435, available at Tibi.
Saturday and Sunday are all about comfort so the jean vest is right at home in your weekend wardrobe. Dress down that crisp summer frock with an anorak (perfect for rainy days) and then make the outfit all the more interesting by layering that denim dream right on top. It's the perfect way to add an unexpected twist to an otherwise predictable outfit. (We're also digging bright trainers with this look, too!)
Clockwise from top left: Aritzia Talula Trooper Jacket, $120, available at Aritzia; rag & bone Burney Vest, $180, available at La Garçonne; Giles & Brother Shot Archer Silver-plated Necklace, $114, available at The Outnet; Topshop Strappy Sun Dress, $50, available at Topshop; Nike Women's Dual Fusion Lite, $74.99, available at Famous Footwear.