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 Jacquard Flower October 12, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Love the vest, I don’y own anything like this but now I feel like I would need one haha. Have a great day! Gemma x

  • Reply Gina Daily October 12, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Vests are one of those things I love on everyone else but not on myself! I’m not sure why that is, but you make an excellent case for them. Absolutely love the color and drape of this particular vest!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  • Reply Kelly Kalinkewicz October 12, 2016 at 7:22 am

    I agree with all of those reasons I need a vest! This one is so adorable–I love the pretty, feminine color and silhouette!

  • Reply Blaire Bingham October 12, 2016 at 7:20 am

    I live in vests during the fall! I love how it offers warmth without the bulk and eaves my arms free to move around. This vest look is so incredibly stylish and the color palette is gorgeous!

    xo, Whitney and Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Rach October 12, 2016 at 6:58 am

    I love vests! They really are the best layering piece. I love this outfit!

  • Reply Victoria Fox October 12, 2016 at 6:53 am

    i could not agree anymore with you! A vest is literally the best! It adds so much fun to a outfit ! And they are the best to layer! Love!

  • Reply Chichi October 12, 2016 at 6:48 am

    huge fan of vests! they add so much to an outfit, love this neutral one with the grey!!

  • Reply Gabriella Pacifico October 12, 2016 at 6:43 am

    I’m loving the trench vests as well! So versatile! I just got one in army green and I’m loving pairing it with stripes!

    xx Gabriella

  • Reply SofiaaDot October 12, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Looks so stylish!! Love it! 😀

    xx SofiaaDot

  • Reply Rachel October 12, 2016 at 6:18 am

    I totally agree about adding a vest to your closet, especially in early fall like you mentioned! I love this one on you! The cream and grey color combo looks fabulous!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  • Reply Jill October 12, 2016 at 6:07 am

    This is such a chic look! I need to add a long vest to my closet!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Lauren {Fizz & Frosting} October 12, 2016 at 5:46 am

    I’m so in love with this entire outfit. I’m a huge fan of vests for all the reasons you mentioned!

    Fizz and Frosting

  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine October 12, 2016 at 5:45 am

    I LOVE vests and you look hip, chic and perfectly styled!! More beautiful by the day!!

  • Reply Tara | The Mix October 12, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Love the vest, you look so chic!

  • Reply Floortje van Cooten October 12, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Love this look dear!



  • Reply Rachelle October 12, 2016 at 4:50 am

    this vest is too cute, love this cute sweater too. Perfect Fall look.


  • Reply theblackblush blog October 12, 2016 at 4:26 am

    So pretty! The color palette is awesome for this time of the year!

    The Black Blush

  • Reply Rosanna Briguglio October 12, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Love the top underneath, perfect for autumn!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

  • Reply Izabela Nair October 12, 2016 at 3:03 am

    I was just thinking about getting a vest so your post came out at the right time. I love this look.

  • Reply Natali October 12, 2016 at 12:46 am

    I love vests but don’t wear them nearly as much as I could! I’m loving the way you’ve styled this casual and perfect for Fall outfit! 🙂

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