Styling A Utility Vest: Day 1

This isn’t the first time I’ve shared this utility vest here on the blog and I can almost certainly write that it won’t be the last. It’s the perfect layering piece that’s a great way to add dimension to an outfit and can be scooped up at almost every price point. In fact, this is one of those great closet staples that you have no need to make your bank account cry over. Starting today, I’ll show you three distinct ways that you can style this versatile item of clothing. I wore this outfit for a day trip to Saint-Sauveur for lunch. One of my best friends (who’s also one of my maids of honor) has been visiting the past few days and we had a fun time showing her this charming little town outside of Montreal. By layering my utility vest over this shirt dress, it added shape to a dress silhouette that very well could have made me look like I totally lack any sort of curves. For extra dimension, I cinched the vest to further define my waist.

Dress: Trovata  Vest: Old Navy  Boots: ASOS  Necklace:Vintage


  1. Daniella

    September 4, 2012 at 5:41 am

    w sweetie I hope you don’t mind but I had repin this look straight away! I love it so much! The utility vest is a must and I love how you have layered it over the checked shirt/dress! 🙂

    Take care, Daniella xox

    1. jessica

      September 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      thanks so much sweetie!

  2. Natalie Fernandez

    September 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    this is a great idea!!! I wore mine over a peach skirt (that I may or may not have had since college and may have white little hearts all over it) and now you have my brain working….

    1. jessica

      September 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      thanks so much Natalie and happy styling!

  3. ToVogueOrBust

    September 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I am absolutely loving this! The combo of natural tones with the olive and sand-coloured plaid dress is perfection, and I love the femme but laid-back details (the cinched in waist, the heel).

    Alex xo

    1. jessica

      September 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      thanks so much Alex!

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