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 Ruth @ My Little Nest October 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    So pretty! And it’s such a great layering piece! I haven’t found one that fits me (I’m 5’2) but I’m still looking!

  • Reply Angela Keeley-White October 12, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I agree with all of your reason! Vests are one of my favorite things to wear in the fall. Loving your trench vest so much!


  • Reply Cielo Fronteras October 12, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Totally agree with these reasons! Love your vest! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply Threads for Thomas October 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I love this vest on you, and it adds a cool layered look! Def need to add one to my wardrobe!

  • Reply Liz H. October 12, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Oh I love that vest! The color is so pretty


  • Reply Dora Toubanaki October 12, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I always felt that vests look amazing and used to wear them soo much back in high school! I love the look and I agree with your reasons!

  • Reply Priscilla Eliodoro October 12, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    You look really beautiful with this vest and the layering! 🙂

  • Reply The Fashion Folks October 12, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    A good vest definitely adds interest to a look! Such a chic fashion piece! Xx

  • Reply Sheela Goh October 12, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I love how you described a vest as being a security blanket of sorts. So true. A vest allows me to hold onto something during shoots and steer clear of “I don’t know what to do with my hands” moments. I was JUST about to list one of my fave vests for sale on Poshmark because I don’t wear it very often but your post has completely changed my mind, Amy 🙂

  • Reply Emma Engmark October 12, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Such a beautiful look! Love all the layers.

  • Reply Bella B @ xoxoBella October 12, 2016 at 11:57 am

    You look so stunning Amy, I love that vest. I really need to hop on this vest trend its so cute.

  • Reply Heather Noire October 12, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I never thought to rock a vest. I always see that style but since I see it how you paired it makes me want to try it out. Love this look 🙂

  • Reply Lisa @ Daily Style Finds October 12, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I have been debating getting a longer sleeveless vest. I like how you styled it.

    Daily Style Finds

  • Reply Liv October 12, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Love this layering piece.


  • Reply Lauren Scorzafava October 12, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Totally agree! Everybody needs a good vest!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  • Reply Manda Lee October 12, 2016 at 11:18 am

    All of these vest are so good that you shared! It’s my go to for, just like you said, giving an outfit a little extra something! Easy layering! You look beautiful and I so enjoy watching along as you style your bump!

    Manda |

  • Reply Treats and Trends October 12, 2016 at 11:09 am

    All great points! I love the longer style of this one. I have a couple shorter ones that I throw over all sorts of tops and dresses.


  • Reply WhatWouldVWear October 12, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Totally agree! Vests are super flattering and I love the way you styled yours! You look so chic!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  • Reply Rosie Nikci October 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I will just take everything in your closet please and thank you

    Life is just Rosie

  • Reply Lyddiegal October 12, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Those are just the prettiest grey pumps, and I do love your vest, it’s a great layer and works for so many seasons!

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