The Trend : Long Vests
I’ve been enamored with the idea of a long vest since I first saw Victoria Beckham sporting one back in 2013. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who noticed. For the last few seasons, designers have been creating various versions of these long sleeveless coats. The vest is no longer a piece to be hidden, but one to take center stage.
The long vest offerings are especially aplenty this fall. In case you missed it, you can see our picks for the top 15 long vests this season here.
Why should you invest in this piece as a new wardrobe staple? Here are the top five reasons.
Top 5 Reasons to Try the Trend
1. It is universally flattering.
The piece naturally creates a long, lean silhouette. Who couldn’t benefit from an extra dose of lengthening? Sign me up.
2. It is the perfect transitional piece.
What is it about fall that makes us automatically start craving layers? If it’s still too warm where you live to fully embrace layers, satisfy that craving with a long vest.
3. It plays well into the popular menswear inspired look.
The almost architectural lines and shape of the vest lend it that masculine suiting vibe. In fact, this silhouette originated in the 1800s as a dress bodice made to look like a men’s coat.
4. It gives you a sophisticated aura.
Given the suiting influence, the well-tailored piece brings refinement, even to a jeans and tee.
5. It can be styled in so many ways.
When the weather turns a bit cooler, I’ll be wearing this with a sweater or turtleneck underneath. If you live in a really cold climate, you can even layer your heavy coat over this in the winter.
Button it, unbutton it, dress it up, dress it down… The options really are endless!
Looking for more long vest styling ideas? Check out these two great articles:
- 7 Real-Girl Ways to Style a Long Vest from PopSugar
- 10 Insanely Stylish Ways to Wear a Long Vest from The Outfit
Keep scrolling for more details on my look, including a discount code for the necklace…
Details of My Look
Alexander Wang vest (here and here) | Rag & Bone boyfriend jeans (similar inexpensive option here) | Splendid tank top | Laurence Dacade Glenn fawn ankle boots (also love these Rag & Bone Harrow boots) | Eugenia Kim hat (available in other colors here, here, and here) | Karen Walker sunglasses | Valentino Rockstud large leather bracelet (older; similar here) | Mignonne Gavigan Dylan necklace (use code MGfallCC for 20% off entire site) | Chanel boy bag from The Vintage Contessa | OPI nail polish | Nars lipstick
Have you picked up a long vest to wear this season? It’s a great staple that can be worn so many ways. I’ll be sure to share a few more photos as I style it different ways this season. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our top 15 long vest picks.
Photos by Justin James Photography