Currently Loving: Vests

Vests are one of my favorite items of clothing that I never wear. I buy them and promptly forget about them. I blame that because they are usually small and then when I fold them, they get lost in my piles of shirts I put over them! But when I do remember and I try to wear them, it just never seems to work with the outfit. But, we will see about this season as I’m going to try to wear them more often. They are such a good piece to add to an outfit because you can wear them with nice trousers, over a casual tee and even a dress. It’s not something that I see a lot of people wear but when I do see it, I always think it looks great.

If you look through my lookbook, I obviously love blazers so of course fell in love with this as it’s basically a blazer without the sleeves! This would look great with a plain tee, dark skinnies or even leggings.

I just bought this vest in navy blue and I can’t wait to wear it. And it was even on sale! I think I will wear it just like this with my favorite J Crew tee, a skirt and lots of pretty necklaces.


Doesn’t this vest look so cozy? I usually am all about wrap cardigans or pashminas for the plane but I think that I would totally wear this one to keep me warm on a flight.


I love the look of this vest both open and closed. I think it would be super cute over a printed dress with tights.

I have a couple of menswear style vests that I wear with button down shirts and I always think I end up looking like a waiter. HA! I’m going to start styling them differently, I guess we will have to see if they end up on a lookbook… 🙂

P.S. speaking of vests, check out how adorable Hanako of Through the Looking Glass is in her Francis vest. Love!

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  • Diane
    October 27, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    these looks are so cute. and you're right, vests really are blazers without sleeves (HA!) so what's not to love?!?!
    i really love the last vest shown here…as well as that comfy cozy one from shopdetour.

  • Iva
    October 27, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    ohh so cute!! love the second one 🙂

  • Hanako66
    October 27, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    you are too sweet!!!!

    I love vests too…I'm especially loving the larger, loose styles. I am going to check a few of these out!

  • Nina (Femme Rationale)
    October 27, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    wb, tiff! i've missed seeing your new posts in my reader. 😉

    i love vests, too…so versatile and can instantly change an outfit.

    can't wait to see your digi perm!

  • Jaime
    October 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Love the cream one from shop detour…so unique!

  • Elizabeth Marie
    October 27, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I love vests! I can definitely see you rocking any of these!! Love. You.

  • MizzJ
    October 28, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Great post! I'm getting really into vests this season too, they are always so versatile and the lazy girl's way to spice up any outfit!

  • Kristin
    October 28, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Ohhhhhh, I love that off white yumminess. Totally looks so cozy!

    October 28, 2009 at 6:38 am

    I think vests are the most stylish outfits for women, you can mix it with anything!

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  • yingyangmom
    October 28, 2009 at 7:02 am

    i too am attracted to vests.. however, i end up not wearing them. but now that you mention that they are similar to blazers w/o sleeves, maybe my perception of them may change… thanks, Tiffany! 🙂

  • Elizabeth Marie
    October 28, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Tiff! I'm gonna sidebar Style-ish, like I have Nina's…dude I should have done this earlier, I'm sorry! LOVE You!! Doing it in the am when my gadgets will hopefully work!!!! XOXO!!

  • WendyB
    October 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Hanako looks great!

  • Amy
    October 28, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I am have the same exact problem with my vests. I always remember about them after the fact, but if I had that off white vest, I would totally live in it. It is so wonderful!


  • Hilary
    October 28, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    oooo the cozy vest is so adorable!

  • J
    October 28, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    a cute girly necklace like how it was styled by jcrew might help that feeling of feeling like a waiter!! haha but yea i kn ow what you mean! 🙂

  • myedit
    October 29, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Vests are kinda easy to forget about, eh? I definately need to go into my closet and re-evaluate mine…
    The jcrew one is awesome…espcially with the dropped waist buttons.

  • Savvy Gal
    October 29, 2009 at 3:10 am

    i am quite of few vests just hanging in the closet, i should def wear them more often.

  • Onada - Fashion and Photography
    October 29, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I'm not really a vest person but I love all of these and plan to try out this look