Outfit Ideas: 4 Fantastic Ways to Wear a Vest

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Vests are one of our favorite versatile and practical types of outerwear (just check out our post on why we love them so much!), but if you're stumped on how to style one for fall or winter, you've come to the right place. Simply scroll on down to check out four outfit ideas incorporating four of our fave types of vests.

How to Wear a Denim Vest

Denim vests are a wardrobe staple that can be worn year-round, but for a cold weather-appropriate outfit, try out the look below.

Start by pairing a studded sweatshirt with some tweed shorts, then add a classic dark wash denim vest. Plum-colored tights help to winterize the shorts, while oxfords keep the look casual. Accessorize with a rose gold watch and pull back your hair with a pretty rhinestone headband to complete this outfit.

denim vest outfit


Product Info: Vest- Urban Outfitters, Sweater- Mango, Tights- Topshop, Headband- Nordstrom, Shorts- River Island, Watch- Target, Shoes- Piperlime

How to Wear a Quilted Vest

If you experience harsh winters, quilted down vests can help keep you warm and toasty all season long. These babies were just made for layering, as shown in the outfit below.

Start by pairing gray jeans with a striped sweater for a low-key look. Grab a plaid wool blazer, then layer on a gorgeous pink vest for a fun pop of color. Black riding boots add some polish, while a matching beanie is the perfect cold-weather accessory. For the finishing touch, accessorize with several unique rings.

quilted vest outfit


Product Info: Vest- L. L. Bean, Hat- All Saints, Top- Dorothy Perkins, Blazer- Urban Outfitters, Jeans- Mango, Boots- Old Navy, Rhinestone Ring- Topshop, Heart Ring- Swell

How to Wear a Faux Fur Vest

If you're looking for a way to glam up your wardrobe, look no further than a statement-making faux fur vest.

For a luxe, yet low-key look, pair the vest with a slouchy knit sweater. A floral print maxi skirt adds a bohemian vibe, while heeled ankle boots keep the look casual. Finally, add a few pieces of chic jewelry, like gold hoop earrings and a gemstone necklace.

faux fur vest outfit


Product Info: Vest- Ruche, Skirt- Nasty Gal, Top- chicnova.com, Necklace- Bauble Bar, Earrings- Lord & Taylor, Shoes- H&M

How to Wear a Menswear-Inspired Vest

With their traditional shapes and impeccable tailoring, menswear-inspired vests are timeless pieces that will never go out of style.

For an on-trend look incorporating this type of vest, try layering one over a bold polka dot blouse. A faux leather skirt continues the fashion-forward vibe, while sheer tights and wedged boots keep this look fall-appropriate. Complete the outfit by accessorizing with a silver-colored scarf and adorable flower-shaped studs.

menswearinspired vest outfit


Product Info: Vest- Land's End Canvas, Top- Sosie, Earrings- Betsey Johnson, Skirt- JCPenney, Boots- boohoo.com, Tights- Topshop, Scarf- amazon.com

Your thoughts?

Do you own any vests? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? Will you be rocking a vest this fall? Remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!