A versatile vest



So I got this vest and I’ve been wearing it pretty much constantly since the moment I brought it home. The weather is perfect for it, where I live, and I know in just a few short weeks we’ll be hitting temperatures in the 80’s and it will be too hot for it!

Thus, I will maximize wear while I can!

I would argue that you can pair this vest withΒ pretty much any outfit, but below are a few ways I’ve loved to wear it!



simple + everyday items: jeans, t-shirt, necklace, fringe sandals, sandals w/ heel

easy & casual dress: red dress, stripe dress, sandals, bracelet


For more outfit ideas, check out my perfect packing experience.

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Comments (33)

  1. Posted March 30, 2016

    I am a big lover of vests year round and I live where Summer’s are hot and humid, They work since time is spent in airconditioning… I agree this one is extremely versatile and adds a great touch to any look. I love the idea with the coral dress you pictured. I too am styling a vest today on my blog, the longer style..

  2. Posted March 30, 2016

    Just picked up a vest like this one a couple of days ago. Thanks for the tips! I’m all about versatility! πŸ™‚

  3. A New Old Fashioned Girl says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    I have the very same vest!

  4. Meagan says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    This vest is great! The neutral color makes it go with everything. I have a jacket similar ot this, but the vest would probably be able to be paired with a lot more!

  5. Ellen says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    I just bought on like this at Marshalls… it’s too cold here in MA to wear it yet, but I cant wait!

    • Kate says
      Posted March 30, 2016

      Hopefully soon!

  6. Kacie M. says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    I bought a vest very similar to this last spring from Target, and love to wear it on our casual Fridays with a simple tee, skinny jeans and my Sperry’s. It’s more a green than this lighter army green (which I do love)… but still feel that it’s neutral enough to wear with other colors than just white, black and gray. Love the ideas!

  7. Posted March 30, 2016

    I’ve been wearing your vest’s identical twin CONSTANTLY! And I agree. You really can pair it with anything. I’m nervous people will just start referring to me as “the girl with the green vest”….then again that sounds kind of cool…. πŸ™‚

    • Kate says
      Posted March 30, 2016

      sounds TOTALLY cool!

  8. Laura says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    $90.00 for a vest…?!?! My word!

    • cindy says
      Posted March 30, 2016

      Target has a Mossimo brand for $30. Same look.

      • Kate says
        Posted March 30, 2016

        nice! I haven’t seen it!

  9. Megan says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    What a cute vest and I love the look of it, I have something similar that I’ll have to try out then πŸ™‚

  10. Susan says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    That vest is awful! And no, it does not go with every outfit. You need shopping help.

    • Kate says
      Posted March 30, 2016

      Susan, this comment was constructive in no way.

  11. Stacey Nicole says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    I bought the target version and get lots of compliments. It does go with a lot… Jeans, skirts, dresses, spring scarves…!

    • Kate says
      Posted March 30, 2016

      Nice! I haven’t seen that one in store but many have mentioned it!

  12. Joelle says
    Posted March 30, 2016
  13. Tammy says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    At 40% off today I couldn’t resist… thanks!

    • Kate says
      Posted March 30, 2016

      enjoy it!

  14. Carmen says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    I dig it. The vest itself is really intriguing & detailed. It has versatility. Regardless of price, if you can utilize it a lot, it’s worth it. :]

    // β–² itsCarmen.com β–²

  15. Evelina says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    I don’t own one of these because I totally don’t know how to style it! But I think the tshirts and jeans gives a nice relaxed vibe. Love!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  16. Courtney K says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    I also bought a similar vest at Target, but it’s different than the one Joelle posted. I love the fit and color, and I’m excited to try out Kate’s outfit ideas! Link below:


  17. Emily says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    Nice vest, love versatile clothing. As a mom I must be prepared for everything as it seems, haha πŸ™‚

    xoxo – Emily

  18. Heather says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    I apologize if I missed it but where is your tassel necklace from? It’s gorgeous!!!

  19. Beth says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    I snagged an army green one from TJ Maxx and I love it! It goes great with many outfits!

  20. Posted March 30, 2016

    Yes!! Bring back the outfit posts πŸ™‚

  21. Sophie says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    Loooooove it, I have a similar jacket that I wear all the time, put for the summer this vest will be perfect !

  22. Amanda says
    Posted March 30, 2016

    I second the question about your necklace!! The necklace in the link is cute, but the one you’re wearing is FAB! I love it! The vest is cute too πŸ˜‰

  23. Megan says
    Posted April 1, 2016

    Ahhh I have been hunting for a good lower-priced dupe of this vest! Love all the outfit ideas and I’m going to need to stalk Target until I find the one everyone is mentioning.

  24. T says
    Posted April 3, 2016

    I bought one of these from Marshalls and I love it. I pair it with black leggings and a loose fitting T-shirt and its the perfect “styled yet casual” outfit for me to wear while chasing my kids around

  25. Posted April 4, 2016

    This vest will definitely find its way into my shopping cart very soon! I love the many options you have when styling it! Xo, Stephanie

  26. Posted April 5, 2016

    Bought this vest in the tan color yesterday at 40% off. I’m hoping the tan will pair as well as the army green! So cute!