Certain garments can add just the right touch to complete an outfit. One such garment is a vest because it offers a finished touch, and it comes in a variety of styles for a personalized look. Vests don't always have to be cropped or structured --- one of the most popular styles of the moment is the oversized vest. With its flowy shape, it has a relaxed look that punches up any ensemble. Check out the best ways to style your vest.
The great thing about denim is that you can achieve so many different looks just by the way you style it. Which is a why an oversized vest paired with the jeans of your choice is a fabulous look. For a boho chic look, pair your wide-leg or flare jeans with a peasant blouse, and finish with a flowy vest. If the modern hipster look is more your taste, some skinny jeans with flat boots and a slouchy tee topped off with an oversized vest is a hot ensemble.
Due to their naturally casual nature, the combination of leggings and a oversized vest is a relaxed, chic look. When you pair these items together, the vest becomes the focal point while the leggings provide a nice backdrop. Depending on the color and print pattern you select, your leggings are the perfect way to add personalization to your look. If you decide to keep your leggings basic --- free from details and embellishments --- then you should look for those same elements in your vest for a polished look.
Over a Dress
Fashion can be unconventional and go against traditional designs and styles. It may be easy to think that if you pair a vest with a dress, a cropped style would be the most flattering. Well, fashion is all about experimentation, which is why layering an oversized, flowy vest over a fabulous dress is fashion forward. But, not all dresses benefit from the presence of an oversized vest. Maxi, body conscious and ruffled dresses don't look the best with flowy vests because the length, cut and details appear cluttered and distracting.
Over a Blouse
Perhaps the easiest way to wear a vest is to layer it on top of a blouse because both garments benefit. The blouse gets an extra dose of personality and the vest has a complementary garment to showcase its attributes. You can choose from many styles of blouses, but for a flowy vest you want a blouse that has just as much fabric for a balanced look. A peasant blouse or a blouse in a tunic design are both good options because the billowy, voluminous sleeves perfectly complement the oversized nature of the vest.