How to Wear a Utility Vest for Spring
Never fear, there will be PLENTY more spring outfits on the blog in the coming weeks, but I have to admit, it will be nice to blog for a while without the pressure to have a new outfit every day.
Today’s outfit might be one of my all-time favorites.
LOFT Vintage Soft Tee in Pink Zinnia $24 + 40% OFF!!! (ends TONIGHT!)
J.Brand Low Rise Crop Jeans $179 or try Treasure&Bond Crop Skinny Jeans $88 (size down)
similar army green vest $88 or this one at Charlotte Russe $25
Vince Camuto Evel Leather Sandals $79 (ON SALE!)
similar bar cuff bracelet $32 // similar hoops $24 // similar clutch $295
my S&D Signature Engravable Disk Necklace
Nails: CND Studio White
I was feeling guilty for not wearing my army green utility vest yet this spring, so I tried to come up with an outfit that features it. It wasn’t difficult. There are SO many ways to wear a vest like this, so the outfit came together quite easily. The only reason I don’t wear this vest more is because I tend to shy away from layers. They annoy me.
Case in point: see how the sleeve of my t-shirt is all hinky? I could not get it to lay right. I think I need a vest with larger armholes or something.
That minor annoyance aside, I love this outfit. The color combination is sublime — army green, coral, and white with brown shoes and gold accessories. How can you go wrong??
Plus, I always like the pictures we take downtown better than the ones in my front yard. The light was perfect on Saturday morning.
I’m super excited about these shoes.
I ordered them because I was looking for something with a mid-high heel. I’ve got plenty of flats and super high heels but not much in between. Nordstrom was running a Triple Points promotion last week, so I took the opportunity to order a few pairs of shoes to try.
I wasn’t sure about these at first. I tried them on with some of my longer jeans, and they didn’t quite work, but when I tried them on with these white crop jeans, I knew I had a winning combination. I like how they lend an edgy vibe to a pretty basic outfit.
If you’re not into the ripped jeans, you could totally wear plain white jeans with this outfit. I like distressed jeans for casual wear, but I know not everyone is a fan. I recommend the Joe’s Icon Ankle Jeans for thick, white jeans with no rips, also $179.
For jeans under $100, these Treasure&Bond Ankle Skinny Jeans are nice and thick, or for a distressed pair with released hem similar to mine, their Crop Skinny Jeans look great. They run large, so you’ll want to size down.
Or try LOFT. I hear good things about their white jeans, and the entire store is 40% off right now. The sale ends at midnight, so if you’ve got stuff sitting in your shopping cart, be sure to check out today!
I accessorized with gold. I like how this casual hammered cuff bracelet works into this outfit. My nail polish is CND Studio White, by the way.
Here’s a back view.
Any brown sandal would work with this outfit, but I do love these Vince Camuto Evels, and they’re on sale for $79 — not a bad price for leather. They are verrry comfortable. They’re soft on the inside and have a nice footbed. Funny, I thought when I ordered them that they had around a 2-inch heel, but it says 3.5 inches on the website. Honestly, I wouldn’t know it. They’re that comfortable.
The coral tee is from LOFT. It’s the Zinnia Pink, and I’m wearing a medium.
My vest is long gone, so I’ll link to a few other options in the Shop The Post widget below. I also have some tips for styling a utility vest for spring.
How to Wear a Utility Vest for Spring
#1. Pair an olive green or khaki vest with a bright or pastel such as coral, hot pink, pale pink, or wear it over white. It’s cute over stripes too.
#2. Wear the vest over a short-sleeved tee or even a tank top.
#3. Consider wearing the vest and tee or tank with shorts.
#4. Wear the utility vest over a short-sleeved t-shirt dress or swing dress.
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