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 LoveLaughExplore October 12, 2016 at 10:47 am

    vests have certainly gotten a lot better in the last 5 years. the long ones are really great

  • Reply Lily Ayala October 12, 2016 at 10:31 am

    It never occurred to me that vests can be flattering…I always thought they might be too bulky or not figure flattering at all. You look fabulous in this trench-style vest!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Reply Heidi D. October 12, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Yes! Everyone should have a sleeveless vest. Absolutely stunning layering girlie. Just lovely.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  • Reply Alice October 12, 2016 at 10:08 am

    very lovely style! love the vest 🙂

    Alice’s Pink Diary

  • Reply Laura October 12, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I’ve been waiting for things to cool down so I could pull out my sleeveless trench vest. The perfect piece for fall and early winter. You look gorgeous!

  • Reply Annessa Smith October 12, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I’ve been wanted a vest for so long but can never find the perfect one. I love the one that you chose here. It’s the perfect color and I love the lapels!


  • Reply Alina Aronow October 12, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Totally with you girl! I love vests! Esp great when preggo! You look fabulous as always?

  • Reply Karly @ Miss in the Midwest October 12, 2016 at 9:36 am

    I’m with you! Vests always are my jam this time of year. This color combo is so pretty on you!

  • Reply Elise Ward Joyce October 12, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I totally agree that with all of your reasons to own a vest. They add dimension to a look. I need more in my closet. Beautiful look Amy!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply Jalisa October 12, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I couldn’t agree more, beauty, vests are definitely a fall/spring essential in my book, too, for all the reasons you’ve stated. I love the one you’re wearing here and those suede pumps are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth October 12, 2016 at 9:14 am

    It really adds so much depth to an outfit right? I love the structure and material of this one!

  • Reply Rachel Spross October 12, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Love that vest! And your handbag is so cute! Great fall look 🙂


  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom October 12, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I agree that vests are flattering! I have some shirts that are tighter and I love that I can add a vest and you mainly just see the sleeves and a little of the front. They are also great to change up a look and I love the added warmth they add this time of year. That layered top looks great under your vest!


  • Reply Dominique October 12, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Totally agree with your points! I’m living in my lilac version I bought in the sale non stop at the moment. They’re perfect for Fall! xx

  • Reply Meagan Brandon October 12, 2016 at 9:07 am

    I totally agree with all of your points about why everyone needs a vest–and I can definitely see why it’s a great maternity option, too! You look great and I love how you paired your vest with gray details.


  • Reply Aracely October 12, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I totally agree with you Amy Ann! I love vests and pulled all mine out from last Fall. Loving your look, such a chic Mama to be!

  • Reply Laura October 12, 2016 at 8:37 am

    What great versatility in a top and it’s super cute too! Love the interest vests add! I need a long one like yours for sure!

  • Reply Jodie Filogomo October 12, 2016 at 8:36 am

    I totally agree with you Amy!!
    Vests can be a girl’s best friend—-I always love a topper piece, and these sleeveless trenches are really fun! I just got one in a gold color—we’ll be doing a trench series at the end of this month!!
    You look fantastic—and hey, you’re wearing heels!! 🙂

  • Reply Gold Coast Girl October 12, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Such a cute vest and love that top underneath!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista October 12, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Love vests, and now I totally need a trench vest in my closet. Loving this look on you <3
    Green Fashionista

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