Three Reasons You Need A Vest

October 12, 2016

I don’t want to be pushy or anything, but I feel like we should talk about three reasons you need a vest. Vests have been saving my life lately.

Three Reasons You Need a Vest

  1. In early fall when heavier layers aren’t quite appropriate, vests are the perfect piece to add without being too warm.
  2. They are flattering! Vests add definition and cover any areas you might be self-conscious about. This is the real reason they are saving my life. I’ve never been one to wear anything super fitted, but fitted items do flatter a bump. Having a vest allows me to wear a said item (be it a top or dress) and still feel covered. As my body changes (errr, grows), sometimes it’s nice to have a security blanket layer.
  3. Vests add interest to any look. You know that feeling when your outfit just needs a little something else? A vest is the perfect solution.

Today I am styling my trench vest I’ve had since last fall with the prettiest layered nursing/maternity top from Seraphine. If you’re a mom to be or new mom, you’ve got to check them out. This top has snaps on the shoulders to make it nursing friendly for post-baby too. Win! I loved the monochrome grey with the tan accents. You can see other ways I have styled this same vest with a dress here and here. One of my other favorite vests is a suede one I snagged last year as well. I’ll actually be posting a look with it on Friday (did you see my Instagram sneak peek?). I love how it adds texture. You can see other ways I have styled it here and here. I’m linking a bunch of great vest options at all price points below. Go forth and layer!

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Three Reasons You Need a Vest

Top c/o Seraphine (similar non-maternity) // Vest c/o LuLu*s (options below) // Jeans: A Pea in the Pod (similar non-maternity) // Heels: Ann Taylor (similar) // Chloe Dupe Bag // Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Vest Options

Also, the Shopbop sale is on! It’s one of my favorites of the year, and I’ll be sharing a special post with more info soon. Everything is 25% off with the code MAINEVENT16 or 30% off if you spend $500 or more. If you have been debating that nice bag or shoes, now is the time! I just ordered my favorite tunic in a second color and a pair of velvet pumps! I have been wanting something velvet forever.


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  • Reply Herkul October 18, 2016 at 1:38 am

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  • Reply ADA October 17, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I agree, long tailored vests like this are awesome and I need to find a nude, khaki or blush one like yours. What a chic look and nice top.

    Hope pregnancy is treating you well so far in the third trimester and you continue to be very well and healthy dear Amy.

    Have a great Monday! <3 Ada.

  • Reply Nicole Mölders October 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I really like how you styled your outfit!

  • Reply Amy Johnson October 14, 2016 at 8:03 am

    You look amazing. Love how you styled this vest. Would you believe I’ve had a vest hanging in my closet for months and I still haven’t worn it? I really need to try and style it soon!

  • Reply Abby Castro October 13, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    IN love with that light vest! So gorgeous! And the sweater underneath is superb too!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • Reply Larissa October 13, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Now you made me wanna have a vest 😀 you look super beautiful in yours, thats for sure! Sorry about the diabetes by the way. I hope you will be all good for the rest of pregnancy!
    Sending much love!

    Rosa Larissa Klara

    conscious lifestyle of mine

  • Reply Nevena Krstic October 13, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I really want a vest now! You look lovely! 🙂 xx

  • Reply Savvy Southern Chic October 13, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Vests are a great layering option and I have several, yet I let them intimidate me when it comes to styling them. Love your look.

  • Reply FAB le Frique October 13, 2016 at 5:34 am

    You’re so right with that vest! I need one too!!
    xx Frederique

  • Reply My De Beauvoir Diaries October 13, 2016 at 4:59 am

    You can’t beat a good vest. This one is so lovely. What a perfect look!

    X Hayley
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  • Reply Vale October 13, 2016 at 4:11 am

    I love this look, I like vests and they add a stylish touch both to maternity and not maternity looks. Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion and beauty blog

  • Reply Sheree October 13, 2016 at 2:06 am

    You def make maternity style and fashion look effortless and chic Amy! I agree that a vest is closet’s staple for layering.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • Reply Shea Sayers October 12, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I love vests and keep seeing more that I want to add to my wardrobe–I love this trench-style one you have! You may be in your third trimester now but you still look so long and lean!

  • Reply Chow Down USA October 12, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I need to check out those vests! Totally agree with your reasons, especially the dimension they add!

    Chow Down USA

  • Reply Lauren Blair . October 12, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Very cute and sophicaited while casual look lady! Absolutely perfect for fall! Good to hear all will be useable after baby as well! XO

  • Reply Christie Geiger October 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Great post, Amy Ann!! I’m all about the vest! I have a jacket just like the one you’re wearing here and it’s one of my faves!

    The Closet by Christie

  • Reply Jackie October 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Totally agree with you! A vest is such a great versatile layering piece. I love the way you’ve styled your vest and I can’t wait to see your suede vest on Friday.

    xo, Jackie

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