New Castle News

June 18, 2014

Sarah Stright-Hartley: Best of the vest? Jean jacket, of course

Sarah Stright-Hartley
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — When I write the words "jean jacket vest," it brings me back to the ’90s.

But aside from that, I love the look of these vests brought into the modern age. The vests give a very casual edge to a look, but can also transform an outfit into something cooler. To the right I've taken the same jean jacket vest and styled it three ways to show its versatility.

Trendy — This look is great for going out with your girlfriends. It's a trendy look that is still sophisticated and very cool. A jean jacket vest paired with a black T-shirt with sheer neckline and floral skinny jeans is trendy but still feels classic. Nude booties, and statement jewelry are great finishing touches.

Date — A couple of trends are in play in this look: the jean jacket vest, and the crop top. I love a crop top paired with a high-waisted pencil skirt so that just a sliver of skin shows. When the crop top and skirt are worn with the vest, it makes your date night look a little more casual — perfect for a date at a concert, or a fun sports bar. Red accessories, like the skinny belt, shoes and bag make the outfit really stand out.

Casual — Probably the most "normal" way to wear the vest, a simple T-shirt and pleated shorts worn with a simple pair of flip-flops is great for these warm summer days. I also like wearing a bold statement necklace with this look because it makes it feel a bit more special and unique.  Consider a graphic T-shirt that you love to really make the outfit your own.

Have you tried a jean jacket vest?