How to Style a Long Vest

I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to layer, and a long vest is a good way. Any third piece will uplevel your outfit, but a long vest is a great option when you get sick of jackets and cardigans.


Today I’m partnering with Nordstrom to bring you a great-looking long vest.



Have you ever thought about wearing a long vest? The other day I came across this elegant,  long vest at Nordstrom ( similar). that looks like a sleeveless trench coat. Right away, I knew it was something special.


This is the kind of piece that has that instant cool factor. It’s more hip than a long sweater and lighter than a long jacket or coat. When you slip it on, you feel like you can take on the world!


This vest has an oversized menswear vibe but doesn’t look or feel overly masculine. It looks fab from the front and the sides.


I love the oversized, dramatic, drapey collar. The warm honey color is soft and rich. If you prefer more fabulous shades, you’ll be happy that this vest comes in gray. I wear my vest with a super soft, stretchy, burgundy,y long-sleeved tee. This stunning pendant necklace is from Kendra Scott, a Texas jewelry designer who is a hot seller at Nordstrom. I love the contrast of the white stone and gold against the burgundy top.


My pendant creates an excellent focal point that draws the eye up and down and has a slimming effect. I’m wearing black Paige Hoxton High Rise Jeans ( black shadow) with this burgundy top, but if you want an even more slimming effect, try wearing your vest with a black tee, black jeans + black footwear. All one incredibly dark color is extra slimming when worn under a long, open, light-colored vest like this.


One of the reasons this vest looks so luxurious is that it is wool. Details also make the difference. Check out the epaulets- an astonishing military detail.


See how nice my outfit looks with these pointy-toe zip suede booties?


A bit of arm candy always adds so much. This Sailor’s Knot bangle and Crystal Enamel bracelet are from Kate Spade. The purse is too. This is the Kate Spade Dillon Tassel bag, a great all-around bag that is classic and functional.



Looking ahead to my day, this is a great outfit to wear to a casual business meeting. It has an authoritative fee, but it’s not uptight. 


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