Why we love it: A denim vest is a new essential, thanks to its ability to pair well with practically anything we own. It's a little tough but not over-the-top, and it helps to temper any of our girlier pieces.
How to wear it: Add a denim vest to top a frilly dress, a pretty blouse, or pretty much anything else in your closet; it all looks instantly cooler with this layer. Just steer clear of denim bottoms with a similar hue, and please, don't wear this one under your denim jacket. It should read like a great separate, not part of a three-piece denim suit.
Our pick: Madewell Longroad Denim Vest in Sawduster Wash ($88)