We all know that spring calls for layering expertise. Between crazy weather possibilities and a mixture of heated and air conditioned interiors, adding an extra layer that can be donned and removed easily is just common sense. What’s the perfect piece? A vest, of course. Not only does it fit the easy-on, easy-off criteria, but many can double as outerwear themselves or are thin enough to be put under your fave spring jacket. Here are some options, high and low, casual and formal, that will add chic to day and evening attire.
Fitted vests add shape to shapeless pieces and are ideal with billowing blouses and dresses. Love the classic 70s vibe of this little number, and may be seen in it come May, June or July.
$19.80 at Forever21.
Hesitant to commit to the full army-inspired coat or jacket? Try this vest instead. The pink interior piping lends a trendy, whimsical element that'll be perfect with all of your neutral tops and sweaters.
$34.80 at Forever21.
Can you imagine the buttery texture of this leather vest? And that gorgeous medium brown is a perfect transition color that works spring and fall. Put it over your florals now and your cardis and turtlenecks later.
$695 at Bergdorf Goodman.
Long vests are perfect belting opportunities. A thick brown belt works for day over your favorite maxi, and a metallic belt at night will add some umph to a mini and heels.
$329 at Net-a-Porter.
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The simple styling of this look is almost perfect. All it needs are a few golden accessories.
$98 at Guess.
I adore white dresses, but they tend to wash me out when I'm going white head-to-toe. What do I do? Add a white vest to my look instead. This open number has endless possibilities.
$235 at DKNY.
Not for the faint of style, this moto vest is an obvious choice for girls-night-out cocktails. It's the perfect wow-piece to put with any and all of your LBDs.
$179 at 6pm.
Rarely do you see leather in a soft blue like this. As an unexpected piece, it also becomes an amazing spring statement.
$849 at Bergdorf Goodman.
Stella McCartney can do no wrong, as evidenced with this classic men's style vest tailored for a woman's curves. Wear it with cut-offs, maxi skirts, skinnies, wide-leg pants, over dresses, under denim jackets. Wear it with everything, basically.
$527.92 at FarFetch.
Love this gray-toned take on a moto style. Love that it's affordable, too!
$24.80 at Forever21.