July 8, 2015

Style Guide: How to Wear a Long Silk Vest {PART 2}

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So last week I brought you PART 1 of how to wear a long silk vest (which you can read about here), today we are transitioning it from a layered piece to a dress. Wait, what? Yes a dress. It's as simple as wearing a slip or a tunic tank top underneath a belted long silk vest. Wah-la, you got a yourself a new dress!

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Vest: Susan Graver c/o QVC (similar style here and here) | Tunic: Barney's COOP | Belt: Madewell | Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Feather's Boutique 

1. Wear a Slip. If you're doing a light colored vest or even one the has a lot of color, keep your slip a neutral color like white or tan...or try to match the color (or a color) of the vest. I used a mint green tunic tank top that blended underneath mine. You want to be able to blend in your slip so that it doesn't stand out underneath your look.

2. Keep It Belted. When doing a pastel or even a colorful long vest take a darker printed belt. Go for a belt that you can tie. This will give the look a bit more of interest while helping keep everything in place.

3. Wedge It. This look is perfect for work and summer weddings. Add a wedge for a dressy yet casual look. Wedges are my perfect sandal when wanting to add height without looking overly dressy.

4. Nude Lip. Whether for work or for a wedding, when doing a colorful dress pair it with a neutral lip. I love NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama. It's a nude color but has a richer depth to it. I find true nudes too pale for me, so I look for nudes that have a richer deeper color to it. Keeping a nude lip helps tone the look for a day time affair and lets the look talk for itself.

Would you wear a vest as a dress?

2 comments so far

  1. so cute!! ;-)


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  2. Love this idea! Must be great in this humid weather. Also love the rope belt :)

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