7.09.2012

Sweet Styling Tips: The Denim Vest

When I originally saw the denim vest popping up at retailers earlier in the spring, I wasn't sure what to make of them.  I felt that maybe the world wasn't ready to re-live those Clarissa Explains It All years.  However, like many trends, this one started to grown on me, and now I have one at the top of my shopping list.  I feel like this is a great transition piece for late summer and into early fall.  As of now, I have really fallen in love with the denim vest styled in an ultra-feminine way:

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Here is my feminine formula for styling the denim vest:

1. Pick a denim vest that is nice and structured.
2. Pair it with a flirty dress.
3. Add some sexy heels or glammed-up flats.
4. Drape on some classic accessories.
5. Finish the feminine vibe with a swipe of your favorite lipstick, a spritz of your fave perfume, and you are good to go!

Below are three examples I have created for more inspiration on how to wear the trend:


Look 1:

Look 2:

Look 3:

How do you feel about the denim vest trend? Did you snatch one up when they hit stores? Were you a bit more reserved like me? Or are you just flat out against them? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

20 comments:

  1. These are all really cute ... but I think I'll stick to my denim jacket :) Definitely going to pair it with a white dress pronto, though!

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    1. Ha! That is perfect Anne, you go ahead and just stick with your denim jacket. ;) Thanks for the input. I don't own a denim jacket because they never fit me right- I have broad shoulders but short skinny arms and they just make me look all out of proportion somehow. Boo. I thought maybe eliminating the sleeves would help solve the problem while still getting the denim jacket look? Perhaps?

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  2. I would like a denim vest, it the price is right :)

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    1. I agree on the price-Old Navy has a nice version that isn't too bad. I also have been wanting to check out the thrift stores to see if I can find one. Or maybe a denim jacket to cut the sleeves off? Only thing is I don't want the edges to fray.

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  3. I love it--it's one of those things I keep hoping to find at a thrift store but haven't had any luck! I think it's such a cute way to layer, even in the summer. I love these looks!

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    1. Me too! It's been on my to-do to hit up a thrift store to look for one.

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  4. I love allllll of these looks! I need a denim vest in my closet :) Going on August's must haves :) I think a denim vest could transition well into a fall wardrobe as well :)

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  5. Ohmygosh I love denim vests for summer! I actually took the sleeves off a denim jacket I had because I preferred the vest! Great post!

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    1. That is a great idea! Thank you!

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  6. great denim vest finds and great ways of styling them and making them look oh-so chic and not like they are from the 80s

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  7. I've just bought myself one in the sales for € 4,00! I just thought: why the heck not? I think I'm gonna pair it with long flowy maxidresses for those summernights where it cools of a bit... Love it!!!

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  8. awesome looks, i need one if these vests! The first and third look are my fave...love your blog
    NANCIEMWAI.COM

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  9. Oh thank you for giving me some ideas. I was always so turned off by denim vests because I was so nervous to wear them since I didn't know how. You gave me some great inspiration! Thank you!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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  10. I really love the denim vest............on other people. I don't know what it is that makes me have hesitancy for wearing it but I am.

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  11. It's one trend that is really timeless....certainly worth a try...Thanks for the tips!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  12. I wasn't sure about it either but now i'm sold on it. It seems like such an easy piece to incorporate into your wardrobe. I love all your inspiration! Especially with the maxi!

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  13. A denim vest is a timeless addition your closet. I just took the sleeves off of one I've had forever.

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  14. I will forever regret passing on a denim vest at Goodwill last year. Went back the next day for it and it was gone :(. Love all these suggestions!

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