Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Worth the InVESTment?

By glancing at photos of my middle school years, it is clear that this gal has never said no to a good vest. Aside from the fact that a very fetching maroon knit vest that accompanied my school uniform, every fall meant purchasing a brand new puffer vest for the cooler months. 

Although this puffer vest fascination waned throughout my formative years (although never fully disappeared), the next vest purchases were during my college years and were an army cargo vest, a leather moto vest (something I may not have worn as much as anticipated), and what girl didn't dabble in the faux-fur vest trend?

However, an emerging trend this fall has been of the more formal and longer length vest varieties. As I laid eyes upon these amazing structures of wool and leather, my vest obsession (obvestssion?) came hurdling back into view. 

...and also Olivia Palermo (aka my queen) rocked the heck out of an orange version which is reason enough to try it out.

Although initially, with my views of the traditional puffer vest fresh in my mind, these new silhouettes seemed more like sleeveless coats as opposed to vests, a distinction I realized that was only important in my own personal repertoire, really. 

With much help from an article on my favorite website (dare I say, of all time?), Refinery29, I have compiled a list of some of my favorites – from the affordable to the take-out-a-loan-dare-to-dream variety. 

Ann Taylor

Club Monaco
Urban Outfitters


  1. I love all your vest picks specially the gray one from Topshop. :) Btw, I followed you and I hope you keep in touch! xoxo!

    Qing's Style

    1. Thanks doll! Will follow you back
      xo Meg