I’m still swooning over my fabulous vest I picked up at the thrift store a few weeks ago. This statement piece is the the perfect addition to my closet for many reasons. The most important is this vest serves multiple purposes.
It works as a dress because it’s long enough. I can even wear the vest multiple ways, open or buttoned.The beautiful hue of green makes styling the number a piece of cake.
Here I styled the vest with printed J.Crew ankle trousers that I also scored at the thrift store.
I teamed the pants with a sleeveless navy blue turtleneck I grabbed for $7.50 from Marshall’s clearance rack.
This look is perfect for a mild spring day.
Here I styled the vest as a dress and added a black and white stripped turtleneck. Red heels finished the look. I loved the play on colors and prints with this look. This look could work for a fall day. Add a pair of tights and boots and it’s also great for winter.
The last look is one we can all create. I paired the vest with all black. My favorite H&M turtleneck and ASOS tights were the perfect addition.
Fringe ankle booties gave my a pop of pizzazz. Team a warm coat to this look and it works for an evening dinner during the colder months.
Statement pieces can add value to your wardrobe. That’s why I suggest adding a few to your closet. With one statement piece I was able to achieve three looks. That’s one way to maximize your wardrobe, but here are a few more tips.
Buy Pieces that Can Transcend From Season to Season
Grab items that could work in four seasons. A vest is a great example. It could work in spring, fall, and winter. Pair the vest with a turtleneck for colder months and a sleeveless top or dress in the spring and summer. This could also work for your favorite dress or skirt.
Think Before You Buy
Think of what you already own and how that new piece can work with your old.
Ask yourself what do I already own?
Will this new blouse work with those trousers hanging in my closet or that skirt folded in my dresser? If it’s a yes, grab it. If you say I can make it work, leave that blouse at the store. Chances are your new purchase will just sit in your closet because you have nothing to pair with it.
I hope these tips help. I would love to hear how you maximize your wardrobe. Let me know in the comments. Meanwhile , shop these stylish vests below.