Styling A Utility Vest: Day 2

For the second look that I styled with my utility vest, I wanted to create an outfit that was perfect for playing tour guide for my visiting friend. We spent the day wandering around Montreal, stopping for lunch at Cafe Holt, popping in to the wedding venue, and ended with cocktails in the Old Port. This look is in fact perfect for the weekends or a relaxed day off in general. From running errands, enjoying the city, or grabbing a bite to eat, this is an ideal casual but still polished look. By layering the vest over the gingham shirt, I’m once again adding definition in my waist and adding dimension to the rest of the outfit. Additionally, the vest gives a bit of an edge to an otherwise totally preppy look. In blog design related news, I’ve added handy little links in the outfit breakdown under the final photo to either the items I’m wearing or a similar option for your shopping pleasure.

Shirt: J Crew – Vest: Old Navy – Shorts: Forever 21 – Sneakers: Breckelle’s (find similar here) – Bag: Louis Vuitton


  1. Tiffany

    September 5, 2012 at 1:52 am

    great outfit! & I love the way you did you hair!

    1. jessica

      September 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks Tiffany!

  2. Daniella

    September 5, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I love this outfit sweetie!!! Another really great way to styled that utility vest! Classic and chic with a casual form. Also adore your hair in that style 🙂

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

    1. jessica

      September 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      Thanks Daniella, great minds think alike with this hairstyle. I loved how it looked on you as well!

  3. Jenny

    September 5, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Wow, that is the perfect outfit for touring the City! So casual chic! LOVE how you styled this vest here and in the first look too!

    xo Jenny

    1. jessica

      September 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      thanks so much Jenny!


    September 6, 2012 at 12:42 am

    I love the simple styling with this look, the vest looks great with the gingham check shirt! Great environment as well.

    1. jessica

      September 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      thanks so much!

    1. jessica

      September 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      thanks so much Diana!

  5. Mary Ann

    September 6, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Your braids are super cute! I tried that look and it so did not work on me, haha. Love your LV bag, too! 😉

    1. jessica

      September 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      It took me quite a few tries to actually make my hair cooperate, thanks so much for your kind words!

  6. Darby

    September 6, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I can’t get enough of your hair!! I LOVE the braids darling!
    xoxo Darby
    Obviously Obsessed 

    1. jessica

      September 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      thanks so much Darby!

  7. Sandy a la Mode

    September 6, 2012 at 7:42 am

    you look GREAT! love the vest, braid and purse!!

    Sandy a la Mode

    1. jessica

      September 6, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      thanks so much Sandy!

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