How to Pick the Flattering Vests for Your Style

Though many women are intimidated by the vests, they’re great toppers to add some polish to your outfits while giving you added warmth in chilly days. Since there’s a huge range of styles for every woman, keep on reading for our style guidelines on picking the flattering vests for your style.

Casual Street Style

boyfriend jeans with leather top and army vest

striped crop top and skirt with denim vest denim vest with classic skirt

If you’re a tee-and-jeans type of girl, denim and military vests are perfect for you. Effortless, relaxed, and cool, these vest styles are also great for dressing down your too formal or feminine outfits to make them suitable for a casual look. Like fashion blogger Michele Krusi, simply top a denim vest on your striped crop top and skirt matching set to make them a bit casual perfect for your street style.

Corporate Style

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Dress vests are common in the conservative offices, especially in the plain styles and neutral shades of black, navy, gray, and white. However, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo fashion completely. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, you may even go for a fur vest with a belt to add some interest to your office look without breaking your corporate rules.

Edgy and Grunge Style

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Leather motorcycle vests or biker vests are common for an edgy look. Like fashion blogger Masha Sedgwick, resort to the shades of black, burgundy, and gray to channel your edgy vibe with ease, while letting your edgy boots do the statement for you. If you’re not a fan of leather, you may go for a black fur vest and keep everything dark including your shoes and bags to make your style look edgy.

Borrowed-from-Boys Style

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Tomboyish or borrowed-from-boys style is all the rage right now. Apart from masculine oxfords, loafers, and brogues, you may go for vests with masculine structure and non-clingy silhouette. Like Masha Sedgwick, you may go oversized on your vest and wear it with a pair of structured culottes, or copy Micah Gianneli’s style of wearing a belted vest with flared pants making it look modern, yet tomboyish.

Urban Style

olive green tunic with vest and suede boots knitted dress with cardigan vest

Beanies, sneakers, and boots are the trademarks of the urban look. However, you may be inspired by Blair Eadie’s look of topping her knitted turtleneck dress with a black vest that added some polish to her outfit. Or, wear the military trend modernly by going for a chic vest without pockets, and an olive green dress like Annabelle Fleur did, making the urban look work for her style.

Feminine Style

chic outfit with vest olive green jumpsuit with navy vest

Feminine style doesn’t mean going for pastels and floral prints all the time. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may go for a dressy, flowy, and non-structured vest to wear with your lace jumpsuit to add some flair to your feminine looks modernly. Or, show some skin with a bandeau top and vest like Annabelle Fleur did, making her feminine style a bit classy and chic.

Minimalist Style

camel vest with black dress modern vest and straight leg pants long vest and black top with cropped pants

For a minimalist look, go for streamlined, simple, and sleek styles of vests in the neutral shades of black, white, gray, camel and such. Accessories don’t play much role in this look as it’s all about simplicity, elegance, and opulence that can be seen on fabrics, textures, and structure of the outfit that you may take note of.

Modern Style

turtleneck sweater with checkered vest and boots polka dots with pink vest navy and orange vest with white dress fur vest with leather and denim jacket denim cut off shorts with nude top and camel vest

A modern style will depend on how you perceive fashion and trends. Some women are drawn to geometric prints and bold color combinations while some are attracted to eccentric and architectural silhouettes. Whichever style you’re into, make sure your clothes flatter your figure and your personality.

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