Must Have Piece: Military Vest

Must Have Piece: Military VestLeft: Maison Jules Zip-Front Utility Vest, On Sale, $24.99; Right: American Rag Trendy Plus Size Utility Vest, On Sale, $62.99

The new interpretation of the military vest from last season has a slight safari inspired vibe to it … and I love it! It’s cleaner, and more tailored than the vests we saw last year, with a nipped waist and polished accents.  Since we are smack in the middle the transition dressing season, a vest adds some much wanted layers without addition weight.  It was almost 90 degrees today in the Philadelphia area.  I snuck out to lunch with my husband and couldn’t sit outside because we were roasting.

The obvious way to style these are just as they are pictured above, with a classic white tee and your favorite jeans.  I would also throw it over a tee shirt dress for a casual weekend/ running errands outfit or glam it up by wearing it over a pretty gingham blouse with a statement necklace .

Regarding price point, stay on the low end. This is not a “wear forever” piece.  It’s a trend that you’ll enjoy but it should be priced accordingly.  I would personally keep it under $75.00.  In the assortment below, I kept everything under $150.00.

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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