In Vest in Fashion

Now that the holidays are in full swing I thought it was time to look at some fun holiday outfits that are office appropriate. On Friday we looked at how to wear red all year long, and today we are looking at how to a vest to create a fashion forward option for the holidays.  A vest is one of those pieces that can used as a layering tool to add interest to your outfit. In the outfit featured below I used the argyle vest over the black dress shirt as a nod to holiday cheer. I have paired to vest in this case with a black dress trouser to demonstrate an option for an office that has a less relaxed dress code. If you are able to wear denim to your office like I can, you can pair this vest with a dark washed skinny jean and a black or grey knee-boot to finish off your look.


This vest is an option for how to style a layered look during holiday, but the same principles apply for styling a vest during the year. Each season, vests will come out in the hot color of the season and they are another affordable option to incorporating what’s new and hot for the season. When you choose your layering piece for your vest find a fitted option that     will help create shape. Use a turtleneck and or a fitted dress shirt that will coordinate with the vest. In this case, I chose a black dress shirt, but you could just have easily have chosen to pull the color grey out of the piece for an alternate look.

As you look to the New Year and begin to plan your wardrobe for the upcoming season build your layering options by finding great vests that will work well with dress shirts or turtlenecks that you already own. As the season begins to close, many retailers will begin to take major markdowns as they prepare for the spring season, which means this is a great opportunity to build your wardrobe for less.

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About @mfashforward

I am a fashion obsessed working mom of twin teenagers. I have spent my career in the retail industry dressing others on a daily basis. Now, I must strike a delicate balance by remaining fashion forward and having my teenagers still acknowledge my existence. Follow me on a journey into my fashion world.

Posted on December 23, 2012, in Affordable, Bargain Shopping, Fall, Fashion, Fashion Friday, Fashion Trends, Holiday Style, Shopping, Style, Stylist and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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