Sep 4, 2008

Fall 08 Trend: Vest

After years in the shadow, vest is making a showing this season. I for one am glad this geeky style is back. I adore vests simple because they are great for layering and just so comfortable, especially long sweater vests. A gal can just wrap herself in one and curl on to read a good book on a cold day with a cup of divine hot coca.

Short vests offer a tailored look in a geeky sort of fashion. They are great with pants (both skinny and wide), dresses and skirts. My personal pick is Ella Moss for affordability and versatility. But, Marc by MJ is most funky and fun!

-left to right top row: Ella Moss $99, DVF $245, Ralph Laurent $250.
-left to right bottom row: Marc by MJ $298, Ralph Laurent leather vest $498
However, for me, I prefer the longer vest with a pair of straight leg jeans or legging and flats. A gal just wants to be comfortable in her upmost savvy nerdy style. My personal pick is the grey Theory vest with the scarf for $315 with a pair of jeans for everyday. To dress it up for dinner out, layer the vest over a cute top and skinny pants with heels.

-top row left to right: Theory $395, Milly $475
-bottom row left to right: Theory $315, 3.1 Philip Lim $525

Are you a vest gal and long or short?
image: nordstrom, neiman marcus, ralph lauren, barneys

41 comments:

  1. Hi there-a great trend, I have 2 I want to wear for Autumn, a sequin vintage one and a Jean Paul Gaultier short style one-a great post!!

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  2. I am such a nerd too. I like long sweater vest too.

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  3. I've been trying to find the perfect vest, but I'm soooo picky - and broke!

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  4. I am not a vest gal, but maybe I will try it in the store before I completely rule it out.

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  5. Is it really in now? I wear my silk vest all the time. usually i wouldn't care whether it's in or not but it's good to know that it's in. :) short one for me.

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  6. I love short vest!! I´ve got several and I use them as lot. The long ones aren´t for me because I´m not tall ;-(
    kss from Spain

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  7. I've got a short knitted orange one, but I'd like to get a tailored one.

    Emily @ fashion156.com/blog

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  8. I love the look of vests and I'm glad they're back in style! I like the long and short and have both styles in my closet! Goes to show if you hang on to anything long enough it'll come back into style! :D

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  9. Cupcakes and CashmereSeptember 04, 2008

    this is actually my first time even seeing longer vests and i'm all about them!!!

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  10. Glad to hear we can still rock the vest this fall!

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  11. Very savvy!
    I am a short vest gal, but I hope to foray into the long vest look too!
    Love that DVF!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I also love a good sweater vest, especially the ones that are more of a cardigan or wrap style. Comfy, cozy, & quite cute when done right.

    I used to wear the shorter, menswear-ish vests, so I'll have to see how I feel about them this time around.

    Great page!

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  13. I love vests but I can't seem to pull them off very well. But if I can choose. I like the idea of a lnog vest :)

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  14. i adore vests
    they are so cool.

    nice post.

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  15. I love vests,
    especially the longer ones.

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  16. love vest, have always collected short vest, now i want the long vest that can also work as a dress paired with tights!

    fab post! :)
    xoxo

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  17. I want a long one! I want a long one! And I want it NOW! hahaha

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  18. My mom of all people sent me the best long vest ever! Sometimes moms just know.

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  19. Love vests, in fact I'm wearing one today.
    I have some shorts and haven't any long, but I like both looks.
    xoxo

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  20. Vests are so fun right now. Thanks for the comment. :)

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  21. oh, i really like vests! thanks so much for entering my blog :) and adding such a nice comment
    i like your blog a lot.

    have a great weekend! take care

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  22. long long long! withough a doubt!

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  23. great coats yeah but i think the trench is perfect for that season !

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  24. I love the DVF vest but the layering is even better...

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  25. Hey there, I love vests too such a perfect addition. Re your espadrilles q: I tied them VERY tight (ouch!) and in an asymmetrical pattern. Still had to retie a few times :-)

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  26. I'm sur elove short and long vest....:)

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  27. I bought one by Maje last july, and I am so happy with it. Mine is long and white, and now I am looking forward to buying one shorter!!

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  28. hi there thanks for the comment!
    i love the colour too =]
    and i think i swing both ways for the vests
    xxxxx

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  29. I've been after a vest for awhile. I'd like to pick up one of these, that's for sure.

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  30. most of my vests are short ones but i am looking forward to finding a long sweater vest.

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  31. long ones for sure.

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  32. i have both and like them for different days - the long one is for the days i feel like covering my butt and the short one for when i feel like showing it off! :)

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  33. the fashion maven: how true!!!
    i have resurrected my vests from the darkest corner of the closet!

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  34. I actually bought my first vest today. I can't wait to wear it. I love the vests that you've featured here =)

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  35. At first I hated the long vests but on second look, they look like so much fun! I've had my one and only vest for years and I still love how it had smartened or punked up my outfits!

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  36. I really like short vests :)

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  37. I keep thinking that I want to be a vest girl but I don't know if I can pull it off! Thinking that the long would fit my proportions better.

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  38. love this trend!!! school's just started and already i've seen tons of people wearing vests, i can tell it'll be a big hit this year!!! xoxo, lulu ♥

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  39. Love the vest trend, but prefer the shorter ones =)

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  40. I like these wonderful short vests!I'm lucky 'cause my mother has a lot of vintage vests,I will try them:)

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