Ah, faux-fur vests. They provide an in-yo-face punch, adding considerable girth, shag and fluff that encapsulate your figure in a BAMF (that’s Bad Ass Mother F**ker) way. Bonus points for their ability to make an outfit while still treading easily between day and night. It’s time to cast your iPhone’s Polaroid photo app aside and truly channel your retro glam-rock essence — dive headfirst into our round-up of the best in faux-fur vests.
Puffer vests have become a winter weekend wear uniform, but we’re determined to bring them beyond the weekend into the workweek. With a few sophisticated and polished additions, a puffer vest can be appropriate for strolling in and out of work and looking funky and edgy for a date. Check out the work and date looks we created that highlight a puffer vest. Keep reading »
When I was a child, there were three things that defined my style — big earrings, hats, and vests. Big earrings and hats are style preferences that not everyone shares, but I’m going to argue that everyone needs a vest or two. For one, they’re excellent for layering this time of year, but won’t be too hot when the temperature warms during the day. And vests show that you’re more adventurous than simply choosing a jacket or cardigan as a cover-up. Here are nine of our favorite knit, tunic-length, drape-y, and menswear-inspired vests.
After I saw Inception for the first time, I left the theater with three existential questions racing through my head:
- What if reality as we know it is actually a dream world?
- Did Leonardo DiCaprio’s character ever really wake up?
- Why don’t more men wear vests?
The third one has weighed most heavily on my mind in recent weeks … Keep reading »
Vests may seem like cold-weather clothing, but they’re actually great for when you want to layer during the summer, since they’re, you know, sleeveless. This vest by Michael Kors works with both casual and nice outfits, like an easy jean and tank combo or your simple black dress. Sparkles are so versatile that the possibilities with this piece are endless.
When the temperature gets down below 30, all attempts at looking good go out the window. I put tights under my jeans, layer three pairs of socks, and wear a knit hat that messes up my hair. One of the bad things about layering is that putting a thick, long-sleeved sweater under a coat can result in that awful, stuffed-sausage feeling and an inability to move your arms the way you normally do. To give yourself a wider range of motion, put a thin, insulated vest under your coat instead of tons of long-sleeved layers. Your core will be warm, and your arms won’t be impeded. And, lucky for you, outdoorsy companies like Land’s End and L.L.Bean are having post-holiday sales just as the real cold sets in. [Polarthin Insulator Vest, $24.99 on sale, Land's End] Keep reading »
Kate Bosworth showed up at the airport yesterday for a flight to London, and she looked better than we do, even on a good outfit day. A fancy skirt and a gray T-shirt is one of our favorite combos, but it was Kate’s denim vest that really caught our eye. We’d long thought this hard-to-pull-off piece belonged only in the closets of people still stuck in the ’80s or — if it’s really tight and worn with nothing underneath — loose women. Kate’s denim vest is neither dated nor trashy, and it adds a little toughness to an otherwise tender outfit. Keep reading »
You know how when you find an item you really love, you want to wear it every day? When that happens, getting dressed in the morning can be pretty frustrating. No matter what else you put on, you really want to wear that one piece of clothing. This gray jersey vest will become a favorite, for sure. Its slouchy mini pockets add the perfect amount of pop. [$26, Lulus.com] Keep reading »
The only rule I have when I shop is that I will only buy something if it is a DEAL. I don’t buy full price EVER and when I am shopping at resale shops, I won’t buy anything that wasn’t originally expensive at full price. So, this weekend I was shopping at my favorite discount department store and I purchased a fitted leather vest because A) it was a deal and B) who doesn’t need a leather vest? Except, maybe, me, as once I got home, I got very confused as to what to wear it with. I have about a week to test it out before I need to decide to keep or return it, so I’ve put together some potential outfit inspirations so that you guys can weigh in about whether I am a dumb ass for buying the thing in the first place or a fashion maven with vision. For the record, that is me, in my vest, as I wore it today — a disastrous ensemble, to say the least. Keep reading »
Last time we set the boundaries for what a first date outfit should entail. Remember, the look should reflect who you are, shouldnâ€™t give it all away (too tight, low cut, and too short are NO-NOâ€™S), shouldnâ€™t appear as though you tried too hard, and conversely, like you didnâ€™t put any effort into your look at all. The outfit I devised to meet all these guidelines included jeans, a flirty top, a blazer, and boots. However, this might not work for everyone — say, women who LIVE in dresses (as many of my friends do). A dress does not always have to indicate high-maintenance, and finding a dress you love and building upon it with fabulous accessories may result in that ever-so-elusive understated sexy, laid back, fun to hang with-vibe that is guaranteed to keep him transfixed by you. Just check out the look sported by Anne Hathaway!
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