Wool Vest Styled for a Night Out

Second up for our January features is this wool vest–being styled today for a night out. I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again, this vest is hands-down one of the absolute best pieces in my entire wardrobe. I feel like, no matter how I style it, it always looks effortlessly chic–exactly what I’m looking for in whatever outfit I put together.

Yesterday, I styled this vest for the office, and since I spend most of my days there, it’s the most typical styling you’ll see me in. However, I love how easily this structured piece can transition from day to night, and still look so cool and chic.

Wool Vest Styled for a Night Out

The challenge for me today was breaking away from that tried-and-true combination, to style in a way that is still work-appropriate but a little outside the box than my usual styling. This piece is fantastic because it really can go in many directions:

  • With [faux] leather pants, a fitted turtleneck and knee-high boots (like here)
  • With a bodycon dress and ankle boots or heeled sandals
  • With a pair of bold wide-leg pants, a fitted white turtleneck and heeled sandals

I think I could do an entire month focused on this vest, and the many ways to wear it, but today I opted for the classic silk blouse and boot cut trousers. I wanted to keep it classic with a pair of suede pumps and a structured bag–keeping the entire look very structured, with a lot of long clean lines. I personally like the elongating effect of this particular styling, being that I am so short. The long lines create the illusion of being taller, and have a chic, but understated feel.

Tell me what you think of this styling in the comments below–and tune in again tomorrow to see this vest go from a night out to weekend casual!

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I'm Lauren, a wife, mom, and corporate manager turned entrepreneur. I'm obsessed with organization, love a great vintage mid-century find, and only cook no-fuss meals that take under 30 minutes. In a world of excess, I'm doing what I can to have less and enjoy the simple parts of life. If you're a modern woman who wants a simplified, yet beautiful, life, you have come to the right place. This blog is meant to inspire you, the modern woman, to have a "fewer, better" mentality, and to live with style in all areas of your life.

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