For the final installment in this series on wearing vests in the summer I wanted to show how to style two different shorter knit vests. While knits can be great for keeping us warm in the cooler months, we don't have to leave them in our closets over the summer. By choosing lighter weight pieces to style them with, we can still have fun wearing our cozy vests. Both of the following looks are more casual.
Look 1 - With Shorts
This light pink, zip up vest is another of my Christopher and Banks finds. I went for a subdued look with the khaki Bermuda shorts (Christopher and Banks), and taupe ankle boots, bringing in a pop of bright pink in my short sleeve sweater and bag.
The vest has a subtle textural pattern over its entirety. The short sleeve sweater (thrifted, Ralph Lauren) also provides texture. Different textures allow pattern mixing without having to worry about clashing colors.
I kept the jewelry simple with my gray pendant necklace and a few gray bracelets.
A friend gave me this Vera Bradley bag for my birthday a couple years ago. It's the perfect companion for this outfit.
I could have worn sandals, which would be expected for a summer outfit, but in keeping with thinking outside the box I opted for my SO brand ankle boots.
Look 2 - With Capris
This knit vest by Chaps, I got at Kohl's at the end of the winter season. Isn't it a great summer piece? I styled it with a navy tee (Christopher and Banks) and white capris (Coldwater Creek)for a crisp warm weather look.
You can see the vest detail in this picture. The different weave, the cardigan feel, and the shawl type collar make a cozy statement, no matter when it is worn.
I chose to only add this light yellow flower pendant necklace for jewelry.
I've used this bag numerous times on the blog. It just adds a touch of class to so many different outfits.
This time I went with sandals. They seem to dress up this outfit just enough.
Here are the two looks side by side.
Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments section below. I always love to read your feedback. It helps me know what you like, as well as gives me a boost! Ha, ha.
Be sure to check back Thursday for my look at a few summer sweaters on the Piece Perfect column.
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