Fashion Inspiration: Build Around a Vest

10 Nov

I came across this Richard Chai Love Cap Sleeve Draped Vest ($345) as I was poking around on Barneys.com. I was (don’t laugh) captivated. The color is neutral so it is begging to be swapped in and out of a variety of outfits (really, it’s begging). The neckline is so chic with the high collar back and v-neck front.  The draping at the hemline forms a V that points upward, adding to the illusion of a small waist. And, the seam runs diagonally down the tummy-another slimming detail. This vest can go a couple ways (and it should for what it costs). Here are two that I love, but you can come up with more, I’m sure.

All About Town

A great look for daytime, wear this look on a casual Friday or spending an afternoon with friends (swap out the pumps for flats if you’re literally running all about town).   Topped off with comfy jeans and a gorgeous carry-all tote, you’ll be subtly stealing the show, wherever you are.


Shoes: Report Signature Adrian Platform Pumps ($136) | Jeans: MiH Sugarland Hatch in black ($242) | Bag: Sorial Brandy Leather Zip Tassel Tote ($238)

 

A Little Burst of Color

Keep everything simple, streamlined and then, real ninja-like, sneak up on ’em with a bag that screams cheery playtime (really, it’s screaming).  A simple spandex/cotton dress is a perfect foundation layer, and the lace stockings work as an accessory. If you like, downplay the sexiness of the lace with boots that cover all but a just a tiny sliver of your legs.

Dress: Michael Stars Luxe Slub Scoop Neck Mini Dress ($88) | Tights: Givenchy Rose Jacquard ($22) | Boots: Cole Haan Marisol Over the Knee ($348) | Bag: Big Buddha Abby Tote ($59 on sale)

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