Rock A Vest This Fall

Of all the trends for winter 2016, the one that is best suited for fall is the vest.  It is a perfect alternative to a coat on a cool fall day, and it looks so stylish with skinny jeans and boots.  Don a hat and gloves, and you have a rockin’ fall style.

With so many vest styles to choose from this season, you can really have some fun with this look.  (These three styles from She + Sky should be on our online store  by the end of the week so you can even shop from your couch!  Find them in store as well at Fashion Crossroads).  So let’s take a look at the styles that are popular right now.

I’ve already talked about how big of a trend plaid is this season.  It is showing up everywhere from blouses to handbags to leggings.  If you can’t see yourself wearing a plaid top or bottom, why not choose a plaid vest, like the one pictured on the left.  The unstructured styling of this vest makes it seem like you just threw it on, giving any pair of jeans a casual and easy feel.  The faux shearling lining makes it seem cozy for a cool fall day.  Because of the loose styling, this vest pairs best with slim or skinny jeans and boots, either short or tall.

Like a little fur?  Shaggy vests, like the one pictured in the center, are also popular this season and go from relatively tame shagginess to something that looks like you are wearing an unsheared sheep – smile.    I like this soft ivory style from She + Sky because it is tunic length, making it workable for leggings as well as jeans and even slacks.   It is also very soft, so it feels great on.  Ivory looks really nice paired with jeans that have vintage acid washes for an alternative to dark denim.  Wear some nude colored shoe boots, and you’ll have a great fall look.

Or maybe fringe is your thing.  The vest pictured on the right brings the fringe trend front and center with its fun trim.  With a suede look and feel, this vest is soft to the touch and has a rich texture.  Again you can see the unstructured styling that seems to be the dominate body shape for vests this season.  This one is less bulky than the plaid, however, making it a fun option to wear inside as well as outside.

Vests are great trend that any age can wear.  They are a fun accessory that you can pair with what you already have in your closet, so they are a practical addition to your fall and winter wardrobe.  Why not give one a try this season?