Casual Style: Old Navy Twill Cargo Vest

I’ve been fascinated with this Old Navy twill cargo vest since last Fall.  I passed on it at that time because I wasn’t certain that its safari-cargo vibe suited my style.  There’s something special about the combination of a cargo vest and a dress though.  Tres chic!

When I saw that Old Navy reintroduced the vest this month, I jumped at the chance to own one.  So glad I did!  Check out how this little vest adds a bit of edge to a stripe t-shirt dress.  I wore this outfit to a casual dinner and movie date on Saturday night.

Talking about the movies, my fellow Bourne fans, what did you think of Bourne Legacy?

Dress—BCBG Max Azria t-shirt dress via eBay (also seen here and here)
Vest—Old Navy twill cargo vest
Shoes—Ellen Tracy python wedges via Marshalls (similar)
Bag—Michael Kors Hamilton via Macy’s
Earrings—Kendra Scott Danielle (pink agate)
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx (similar)

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    • August 13, 2012 / 3:19 pm

      Thanks, Tara. I can't believe I ever hesitated to purchase a vest like this.

  1. August 13, 2012 / 2:53 pm

    I love this entire look…head to toe! Can't wait until Sybil, my hair, grows up! LOL Don't you just love Ebay! I'm thinking of asking for a MK watch or bag for Christmas. The styles are always so classic.

    • August 13, 2012 / 3:21 pm

      First. I totally LOVE that your hair has a name. And, yes, gotta love eBay. I would surely endorse putting a special request in for an MK watch. They are truly classic. I was planning on getting the gold one as a gift for last Christmas. Christmas came early, though, when I found one in TJ Maxx for much much less than retail.

  2. August 13, 2012 / 2:55 pm

    I'm glad I'm getting my comment in early: I haven't seen the movie yet, and I don't want to accidentally read any spoilers! I think that vest is a timeless piece that can be paired with so many different pieces. It's very cute with your striped dress (love the print mixing!), and if I might add, your hair looks great!

    • August 13, 2012 / 3:23 pm

      I won't say a word about Bourne then šŸ™‚ But, we have to talk after you see it.

      I absolutely agree with you about the timeless quality of the vest. I'm so glad I overcame my resistance to the style. And thanks re:the hair. This was a blowout.

  3. August 13, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    You look so cute! I just got this vest last week as well as their denim vest. I'm brainstorming how to style them and will probably feature them on my blog in a few weeks šŸ™‚

    Typhanie
    http://www.mygarmentsofpraise.com

    • August 13, 2012 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks! I can't to see how you rock it. I know you're a dress lover too. I really love that denim vest too. It disappeared quickly from my stores.

    • August 13, 2012 / 6:20 pm

      Well, they are back now! I bought this one last week in-store.

  4. August 13, 2012 / 6:17 pm

    Very Classy, I love! What lipstick are you wearing?

    • August 13, 2012 / 6:25 pm

      Thanks, Freda! This lipstick is Mac 'Asian Flower' (a sheen supreme lipstick) and its worn over Mac 'Magenta' lipliner.

  5. August 13, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    I kind of LOVE that dress!!! Very cute!!

    • August 15, 2012 / 3:15 pm

      Ha. Thanks, Ticka! It took some serious eBay trolling to finally find one.

  6. August 13, 2012 / 7:07 pm

    Ok everyone has this vest but me!

  7. August 13, 2012 / 11:34 pm

    I've been wanting to buy this vest also, but it's sold out in my size online, and I've been felling lazy to go look for it in stores, haha! I was also waiting for it to go on sale, but this is one hot item that must be grabbed for full price!

    Janell
    http://www.fashionableyoubyj.blogspot.com

    • August 15, 2012 / 3:18 pm

      Yeah…ON items have been selling out quickly! You're right, this one probably won't make it to markdowns. I didn't take any chances this time around. I even called my store to have it put on hold šŸ™‚

  8. August 14, 2012 / 4:04 am

    yay for this vest! i feel the same way about it and was so ecstatic to finally get my hands on it. now they just need to bring back the khaki version.

    • August 15, 2012 / 3:19 pm

      Yes…a khaki version would be fresh! I love the way you styled yours with the skirt. I'll definitely be trying that next.

  9. August 14, 2012 / 10:24 am

    I like this outfit a lot..the vest give a personal touch to your style
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    -Amara-

    knowyoucanfly.blogspot.com

    • August 15, 2012 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks, Mica. I can't wait to see what other items in my wardrobe pair well with it.

  10. August 14, 2012 / 2:00 pm

    I love that vest with the striped dress and I'm sure it will be a great transition piece into fall.

    • August 15, 2012 / 3:21 pm

      Thanks, Rosanna. Yes, I do think this piece will transition well into fall.

    • August 15, 2012 / 3:22 pm

      Thanks, Chioma! Love the way you rocked yours…gave me great inspiration for my next styling.