Vests made a big statement on the Spring/Summer 2013 runways. Proenza Schouler, Isabel Marant, and 3.1 Phillip Lim made good use of this warm-weather layering piece, showing us everything from patchwork pieces to utilitarian styles. We've rounded up our favorite vests on the market right now, from eclectic finds to the must-have distressed vest. On Allison: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Club Monaco top, Cameo shorts.
Jessica Alba stepped out at SLS Hotel in West Hollywood wearing these Current/Elliott gray floral jeans ($199) with this Two by Vince Camuto black leather vest ($349). This isn't the first time we've spotted Jessica in those jeans; she also wore them back in August with matching gray pieces. To complete her latest Fall look, Jessica sported a sheer white tuxedo-style Stylestalker blouse, her black ankle booties, a floral Prada bag, and printed sunglasses. Score her exact jeans and vest to pair together or with other items in your closet.
Elizabeth Olsen layered a gray leather vest over this colorful printed Insight button-front dress ($52, originally $103) while attending a movie screening in LA. The actress kept her look edgy with a pair of black leather ankle boots, blue ankle socks, and a no-fuss updo. Whether she's working the red carpet in a gown or strolling the sidewalks, Elizabeth has perfected her signature style. Score her latest casual look with her exact dress, a gray vest, and ankle boots for a movie date, or dress it up with a black blazer and matching sky-high pumps for a girls' night out.
Before strutting her stuff at the Olympics Closing Ceremony, Kate Moss stepped out in a cropped python-trim vest with cuffed boyfriend jeans in London. The model's textured topper injected a bit of edge to her simple black tank, cuffed denim, and strappy black sandals, while her blue Prada tote added a touch of playfulness. She finished off her London look with a heart necklace, simple gold bangle, and square metal sunglasses. Channel Kate's off-duty style with your closet staples, a leather vest, and dainty accessories.
The transitioning weather has me in a bit of a funk. See, one minute it's hot, and the next minute, it's nippy. This Wet Seal Faux Leather Studded Vest ($15, originally $23) would have came in handy the other day when sporadic gusts blew up my Summer dress. It's not that expensive to start with, but there's nothing wrong with saving a little dough. Who can resist those rad little studs?
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If you're in need of a quick fashion fix, look to Byrdie Bell for inspiration. The stylista looks ravishing yet rad in her luscious leather vest. It not only kept her cozy, but it also tempered the girly print on her maxi dress. If you're looking to add an extra spark of bad to your 'fit, this is how you do it.