Monday, November 12, 2012

best fall/winter wardrobe investment

Feel guilty shopping for yourself when you should be saving for Christmas?
Hate shopping {p.s. we can't be friends ;)}?
Good news!
Even if all those things are true, there is just one item you MUST buy to update your fall/winter wardrobe. In my humble opinion anyway.

A vest.
Invest in a vest. 
Or several.

 I own several vests and they have quickly become one of my go-to pieces in my closet.
Second only to my beloved scarf collection.
A vest can be practical - keeps your bod warm on days you don't feel like wearing a coat - but it can also add an interesting aspect to an otherwise plain outfit.
Here are some of my favorites:


1. Military inspired {similar}
2. Denim {similar}
3. Patterned
4. Sophisticated {similar}
5. Cozy knit
6. Faux fur
7. Puffer
8. Studded

I dress my vests up and down.
I wear them to work, out with friends, running errands, on a date with the hubs - pretty much everywhere and anytime the mood strikes me.
Throw it over an old sweater, a plaid or chambray button down, a t-shirt, anything!
Seriously, I treat a vest like I treat a scarf.
They go with EVERYTHING!

 My favorite vest is one that I recently purchased from Old Navy.
Here's how my chipmunk face and I wore it this weekend:

{vest {similar}, shoes, jeans {similar}, button down: Old Navy; watch: Kohls; bracelet {not available online}: H&M}

I was a walking Old Navy advertisement!
You're welcome, ON :)

So, what are your thoughts on vests?
What's your favorite way to rock one?

P.S. Don't forget to enter Outfit Additions' Pin It to Win It contest by Thursday! See what's on my #wantit list here! {follow me on Pinterest here}



Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I held onto my vests, but I'm looking for a grey cloth one like yours! Where did you get it???

Meg Cady said...

I have started the search for the perfect winter vest!!! Thanks for all the suggestions!

Kenya @ Life with Giggles said...

I need to get me some!

Katie said...

i just got a fur vest and can't wait to wear it! love your outfit!

Stephanie said...

I'm totally hot for vests. Thank you for giving me the courage to shop for one tonight :)

Haley W. said...

LOVE vests. I don't have a studded or military one yet though..definitely next on my list!!

Sam said...

Love! I'm looking for a faux fur one at the moment ;) Already have a few others. Old Navy should sponser you as much as you mention them in your posts!

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

No wonder I love you...I'm obsessed w vests!!!! Lovee them! They're just so fun & can add to boring outfit! LOVE your outfit so cute & fallish!

Ashley said...

totally agree! LOVE some vests! but now i'm thinking i need a gray one!

Erin said...

I could wear my faux vest with every outfit I own - pretty sure about that. said...

Loe the outfit, but can't do vest...I have one and rarely wear it, but can't throw it away yet.

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Devon said...

Vests are like the best wardrobe addition ever. You still have your arms free, but your core is warm. You just reminded me I need to get a few more (I just shrunk a sweater vest in the dryer...oops). I love how you wore the vest and flannel with those boots and jewelry. It's casual, but really cute.

smk053078 said...

You don't have to sell me! I am sold! Love my khaki one I got from ON. I am now on the hunt for a fur one! :) Love the walk advertisement you put together!! :) So adorable!! And isn't that shirt the best?

Niki Caron said...

I love a good vest! I am dying for a new faux fur one!

Chelsea said...

GIMME THAT OUTFIT. Holly, I need it. I might have to go find it and become your clone. Do you like how I said I was going to go to ON for that sale and then I didn't go? S.O.S.

Blue Dog Belle said...

Love this outfit!!! and the arm party!!!

xo, Emily

Jamie said...

You're SO right about vests! They're practical but they also add more interest to an outfit and can really pull a look together!


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Damn! This is the second time this morning I've seen #7 but they are sold out :(

I'm loving the similar to #1! I just bought my first vest, a puffer, hopefully I'll wear it!

Janna Renee said...

I COMPLETELY agree! I always go to vests in the cold weather. Heck, I go for them year around; I just pick lighter ones for summer ;)

Emily said...

i can't get enough of vests either!! love all your picks, especially #7! and you look adorable :)
ps. check out my giveaway -last day to enter!!

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