How to Wear a Denim Vest

5 Fresh Ways to Wear a Cool-Girl Wardrobe Staple — The Denim Vest

The easiest way to add a a refreshing spin to your usual office look is to throw a denim vest over a printed silk top. Tuck it into a bright pencil skirt, and you'll instantly feel cooler than your co-workers.

J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt ($128), See by Chloé Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Top ($295), Topshop Sleeveless Denim Jacket ($76), Tuleste Market Silver Solid Petal Necklace ($125), Zara Peep-Toe Sandal ($50)

Don't be afraid of the denim vest this season; the easiest way to pull one off is to think of it as you would your trusty denim jacket (with a little more arm room, of course). Pretty much anything you would throw a denim jacket over is prime territory, and it'll give you an instant pop of laid-back, cool-girl street cred — think master mix artists like Nicole Richie, Erin Wasson, and Alexa Chung. Keep in mind that denim vests are inherently '90s, so your best bet is to modernize it with sleek basics like a crisp pencil skirt, a v-neck tee, or a printed silk blouse. We've put together five ways to rock this Topshop denim vest ($76) for Spring, whether you're on the beach or at the office; just click through to see and shop them all now.

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