Reader Request: How to Style a Vest

Reader Request: I am planning to add a quilted vest to my wardrobe for the winter.  Do you have any ideas about how to style it for work and play?

How to Style a Vest

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Thank you SO much for your question!

Lightweight, quilted vests are so versatile and easy-to-wear that I would recommend treating one just like you would a denim jacket: Toss it on with just about any- and everything 🙂

Here are some examples:

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A pencil skirt, fitted top, and scarf or statement necklace

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Relaxed monochrome: jeans and sweater 

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Leggings and boots

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Layered with a sweater and button-down

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Blousy top and skinnies

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Tee and cuffed printed pants

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Layered over a jacket or cardigan

I hope this helps, and again, thank you for the question!



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  1. Yay! I am so happy to see that J & S is back. Oh, how I have missed you. Thanks for your response. Now, I have to actually find a vest! I am having more trouble finding one than I thought. The second look is my fave!

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      Thank you!!! I’m glad to be back posting 🙂 I saw some vests online at Old Navy and J Crew Factory (which seems to have huge percentage-off sales all the time). Hope this helps!

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