The Long Vest: A Go-To Layer for Spring

Spring weather can be so unpredictable. It had been so warm prior to my recent blogger retreat to the lake that I had plans to wear items like shorts. An extreme weather change, though, prompted me to rethink all of my planned outfits. One staple layer that survived all the outfit changes is my long vest (or sleeveless trench). Why? Because it’s versatile like that.

What I’m wearing:

Long vest: W118 Walter Baker (similar, similar, similar)

Tee: Gap (on sale)

Jeans: c/o Denizen (under $30!)

Boots: BP (old, similar)

Earrings: Kendra Scott

Necklace: Kendra Scott (similar newer style)

Ring: Kendra Scott (on sale)

Bangle: c/o Kendra Scott (on sale)

Lip: Mac “Carmine Rouge” lipstick (love new Mac “Starlett Scarlet”), Mac “Brick” lip pencil

I don’t know how I’ve resisted the long vest trend for so long because it can be such a wardrobe staple. A long vest can be that perfect additional layer for adding interest and warmth to an outfit. Look at how it transformed my simple combination of a white tee and jeans. It’s versatile and can be worn with anything from dresses to leggings. See how I wore this vest before with a short tee and leggings.

Nordstrom has a wide selection of long vests. You should definitely enter (and claim all the chances for entry), then, the cool giveaway I’m currently cohosting for a $100 Nordstrom gift card and an amazing stash of Kendra Scott jewelry. Enter the giveaway.

Photography by Amy Rau Photography

Shopping for a long vest? Here are a few fabulous and affordable options:


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    • April 14, 2016 / 6:22 pm

      Thanks so much, Alissa! That vest was a lucky find in Ross Dress for Less too.