Thursday, September 20, 2018
No, silly, this isn’t a financial blog, nor is this a post about investing! It’s about vests and how I love them so! I definitely think you should in”vest” this season if you haven’t already!
In my part of the country, we can get by with a lightweight jacket for quite awhile before we have to dig out our serious winter coats. And, I think it’s all about the layers. You will rarely see me without 3 articles of clothing come fall and into winter. The vest makes the perfect third piece.
I think the official mom uniform in fall and early winter has got to be jeans, shirt and a quilted vest. I have been rocking this look for many years now. It is the perfect weight for running errands – driving in your car and going in and out of buildings. You don’t want a heavy coat while you are in a store and it’s not that cold yet, so the vest is the perfect solution.
Also, I can’t wear anything too heavy to teach in because in the winter they crank the heat. A vest is perfect because I can always take it off if I need to. And, the pockets are handy, too.
I also wear them a lot on the weekends. I just don’t know what I would do without my vest collection.
I have been collecting mostly the lightweight Old Navy quilted vests for several years. It is a great dupe for the J.Crew Factory light quilted vest. Now, full price at Old Navy could be around $30 which is approaching J.Crew Factory prices. So, wait for a sale or put some Old Navy cash toward your purchase.
I have hot pink, cream, navy, and black. I would like to add olive green to my collection this year if they have it. I thought about a Christmasy plaid last year but never pulled the trigger.
In addition to my ON vests, I have a faux fur vest and a nubbie black vest. The faux fur vest can be put over a black dress and looks really chic for an event. I wore this to my husband’s work dinner a few years ago. I also have some puffier vests – one in camo, one in red, and one in a light silver/white. Now, remember, I didn’t go out and buy these all at the same time. I have had all of them but one for at least three seasons. They really last and I don’t think they go out of style.
Old Navy has a very light blush this year and a grey. Don’t forget to look online for better selection.
This is a picture of me on the weekend last winter. Skinny jeggings, booties, Amazon lace bottom top, and vest. This vest is maybe 8 years old from Old Navy. This color has really served me well – it is a grey/white/silver color.
This is a picture of me the day after Thanksgiving and I kept my cute sister in the picture and a bit of my Dad. I wore my black light quilted vest because it was pretty mild weather.
Don’t overlook a light vest option. I find most of mine at TJ Maxx. It is a great third piece and you can really wear these in all 4 seasons.
This is a J.Jill consignment find. I like to wear this faux fur vest over a black dress with a long necklace and black opaque tights and booties.
This nubbie black vest is years old from Kohl’s.
This is a really warm Old Navy camo vest that I got last year. I wear this on the weekends in the fall and sometimes in the winter. I feel like camo has more of a fall vibe – maybe because it’s hunting season! Ha – bad joke! I am not a hunter!
Here is a better picture of the light quilted Old Navy vests that look like J.Crew. I have worn this cream colored vest so much. They wash pretty well – just line dry. The lighter colors do show dirt more easily, of course. These look great over a long sleeve swing dress with a cute scarf or long necklace and booties.
How do you feel about vests?
Thanks for reading!