Layering 101: Vests

May 1, 2014

Vests are my favorite layering piece, by far. It's very rare where I can leave good enough alone and just walk out in a dress- I always need some sort of layer on top. In my comments, a lot of you said you don't even own vests (what?!), so in today's Layering 101 I'll be showing you all the different kinds of vests you can find and ideas on just how to style them.  There might be more potential in them than you originally thought! 

PS- if you have a specific layering topic you'd like me to go over, please leave it in the comments below! The more ideas the better :)

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And here are some ways that I've styled them on the blog, to give you more ideas!


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29 comments :

  1. I want that sleeved vest ensemble in my life. You have such a talent for layering, it is truly mind blowing.

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  2. Haha, yeah, I was definitely one of those with a closet sans vests! I must admit, after seeing you with your collection of awesome vests and how they are the perfect layering piece with dresses, well, I couldn't resist going out and getting my own! So this post is pretty much perfect and comes in good timing :)

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  3. I love a good vest! Definitely own a few, myself. :) I love these posts of yours

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  4. great post! I'm a total denim vest addict, but I love how you styled the others too!

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  5. I love all them but I prefer number five
    kisses
    www.welovefur.com

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  6. I just love your style. You're like a living doll! You also make me want to go thrifting after every post.

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  7. I've never worn a vest before! I really like the look of the sleeved one and the denim kind!

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  8. I like the high necked vests the most :)

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  9. Marlen you are an absolute wizard of the wardrobe. I never would have thought to layer like that!

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  10. Once again, extremely helpful and quirky. ^_^ I especially love the idea of a structured vest -- I might have to thrift for one of those. :)

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  11. You're going to be sad to hear this but... I almost never wear vests! Seeing these ideas is certainly inspiring me enough to venture into the vest world again!
    I'm such a big fan of these style posts! I can't wait to see more of them!

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  12. Lol yeah I'd have to say that vests are practically you're signature touch. Another great Layering 101 post Marlen, I've been loving these!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  13. Love the print and shape of that structured vest in the outfit flatlay :)

    I don't own any vests - I think because we have very little need for layering pieces here in Queensland. It's either jacket weather or short sleeve weather, no real in between haha!

    Away From Blue

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  14. What a great post! I love cargo and denim vests. I made a vest last year by cutting off the sleeves as they were a bit too short.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  15. I definitely share your enthusiasm for vests (I love little cropped jackets too!) and I love the first picture of you with the mustard vest and wine skirt-- really, that's such an awesome look! :)

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  16. Another great inspirational post! I am learning so much from you. I just bought a denim vest (waiting for the parcel) - first one in my life, believe it or not. Can't wait to style it. Your look with a brown vest and floral skirt and hat melts my heart. Tell us please who inspires YOU? What makes you so interested in 80/90s? Did you have a stylish granny, mom, auntie, neighbor to grow up with?.. Are you a fan of that period of movies, literature, art?.. Tell your story please! I consider you one of the most talented/inspirational/natural stylist, you remind me Mis Papelicos a lot in that sense (I adore her). You also remind me my good old school friend a lot! She told me that there are Polish roots in her family. You have striking resemblance. But not just visual, there is something else about you two... kindness, depth, sincerity, warmth... And you are a writer... so many special things about you. So glad that you commented on my blog then - so glad to have found you!

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    1. Natalia, you are such a lovely, lovely person :) And these questions inspired me for a post- I'll definitely be answering these soon!

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  17. awesome outfit your vest i love it xx
    http://girlonstreet.blogspot.com/

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  18. I simply adore all the outfits you put together here. I have a few vests back home (currently studying in England and am suffering from "lack of closet-itis") that I've been wanting to breathe new life into and you've given me some MAJOR inspiration! Thank you!

    xoxo,

    Maddie
    www.sequinandchic.com

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  19. I've definitely noticed your proclivity for vests, but it's nice to see a bunch of examples all in one place. I just started wearing vests about a year ago and I feel like I could be more creative about it. This is super helpful for inspiration!

    Chrissi
    fieryfinishvintage.com

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  20. You always know how to attract attention of your readers:) Such a great post turned out, I enjoyed it very much! Thank you for advice, those sets are wonderfully chic)))
    Happy Sunday;)

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  21. Love the 2nd outfit! I don't own much vests, perhaps sometime I'll find a nice one!

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  22. I'm sad to say that I only own one vest, and I really should look for more!

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  23. Wow, you look great in vests. I used to be so scared of them myself.

    http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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  24. This post is AMAZING. Blown away by it. So great!

    xo,
    Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.com

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  25. I have so many vests but I haven't been wearing them lately. These tips are so great! Cargo vests are my favorite too, I think they make everyone look cooler somehow.

    onacruz blog

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  26. Whoa, you know how to layer girl! I am so terrible at layering and not looking like a hobo.

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  27. I love looks 2, 3, and 5 best. You're so fashionable!

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