How to: Buy and Wear Fashionable Vests

Friday, August 14, 2009 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

LaROK Invasion Open Stud Vest
LaROK Invasion Stud Vest

$109.90 (was $278-- save 60%!)
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I’m sick of people not wearing adorable things because they don’t think it’s in style. Vests are one of these items. Vests are great piece of clothing to add spunk to an outfit. For some odd reason, women aren’t wearing this stylish sleeveless jacket. Longer, loose fitting vests go great with dresses; the tighter, cropped ones look great with jeans. We’ve all seen Janet Jackson wear vests without any need for approval, and that’s the way to wear it-- no worries, because they look great.

The only way to mess up the vest look is by wearing it in the wrong size, or over a bulky shirt. When you wear the tighter cropped vests, you should wear them over a longer shirt-- think tank top. The looser, longer vests should be worn a size larger, not two or three. If you want to create the sophisticated vest over the collared shirt look, wear a fitted vest that shows off your shape but doesn’t make the shirt underneath look like a pregnancy shirt.

For a longer vest, try the LaRok “Invasion” Open Stud Vest. This vest is hotter than anything the punk rock artist Pink owns her closet. I mean, talk about rock ‘n roll! This no closure, open vest is loud. You wouldn’t have to speak to express your personality in this vest. The metal medallions on the front give this vest all it needs to work for you. The white and metal go smoothly together without looking to heavy. The contrast actually gives it a smoother, more formal look than a black and metal combo.

Arden B Embellished Sequin Vest
Embellished Sequin Vest

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Less punk rock and dressier is the Arden B. Embellished Sequin Vest. This is a good pair for a dress. Any dress with this vest over it will glisten. This black vest has ruffles and a sequined front with one hook to accentuate the bust. This vest has a lot going on-- the back has pleated detail and an adjustable buckle to cinch as much of your waist as you want to.

If sequins scare you a bit, and remind you of your mother’s closet, I’ve got something that will remind you of the sexy Madonna era, and more. Don’t be scared, embrace the past and make it better. Just when you thought it was getting hot, it’s getting hotter! Not the weather, but the next vest. The Military Button Front Vest from Arden B is stunning. The tabover big button front detail with the semi-hidden hook eye closure is what makes this jacket the “it” vest.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.