Winter vests are an interesting and confusing clothing item. They are made for the cold weather, and yet they have no sleeves. They are, however, gaining increasing popularity in designer clothing lines and retail outlets. So how do you actually wear a vest in a fashionable way? This week, I visited the Goodwill in Natrona Heights and found some great examples.
First, I found this black, microfiber vest. It is similar in style to an Eileen Fisher vest that was just released this season for more than ten times the price! I paired it with maroon long-sleeved shirt and a pair of Lucky Brand jeans. Add a paisley scarf and some sparkly studs to complete the ensemble.
Next, I picked out this Kelly green puffy vest. To avoid looking like a character from an episode of South Park, wear this vest with a pretty, lilac-colored turtleneck and boot-cut pants from Levi’s. Leave the vest unzipped to show off a dainty pendant necklace.
These types of vests are best worn in a casual fashion. I love the idea of pairing them with some lace-up ankle booties for a ski resort ready ensemble just in time for the snowy weather!
How do you style a vest?
Black vest: $1.99; maroon top: $3.99; jeans: $5.99; green vest: $1.99; lilac top: $3.99; jeans: $5.99; total: $23.94.
Goodwill SWPA Natrona Heights
4005 Freeport Rd
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
For locations and hours of all 30 Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania retail stores, visit www.goodwillswpa.org/goodwill-stores.