how to style a vest part 3: skinny jeans + a flowy blouse

This is the final installment of my “how to style a vest” series. I this post I decided to go with a pair of colorful denim skinnies + a flowy blouse / tunic. I added the vest to show how you can add just a little bit of structure to the outfit without adding sleeves and overpowering the cool tunic (like with a blazer). I felt classy and I was comfortable at work all day.

To read part 1 click here. To read part 2 click here.

Before vest:

Banana Republic Blouse + Green David Kahn Denim Skinnies + Cole Haan Mary JanesBanana Republic Blouse + Green David Kahn Denim Skinnies + Cole Haan Mary Janes

After vest:

Banana Republic Blouse + Green David Kahn Denim Skinnies + Cole Haan Mary Janes + VestBanana Republic Blouse + Green David Kahn Denim Skinnies + Cole Haan Mary Janes + VestThis might be my favorite way to wear the vest, I actually liked it more than pairing the vest with the maxi dress in part 2.

What do you think?

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Outfit Details:
Top: Banana Republic blue abstract print flowy blouse, thrifted $3.59
Bottom: David Kahn green super stretchy skinny jeans, Ideeli $60?
Jewelry: Bead embroidery necklace (was either my grandmother’s or she made it), thrifted bangles, etc.
Shoes: Cole Haan grey patent mary jane pumps, ebay $20
Vest: really old

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10 thoughts on “how to style a vest part 3: skinny jeans + a flowy blouse

    1. why, thank you! I love them too! I saw them on ebay and I had to have them. I am such a big fan of mary jane heels and cole haan shoes. Plus I love the grey patent 🙂

    1. thank you so much! I really love how the flowy tunics look with skinny denim pants. Makes this curvy gal feel a little more comfortable wearing something so tight.

    1. LOL! isn’t it great? I need to ask my mom where it came from exactly. It was either my grandmother’s or she made it for my mom. I’d love to learn how to make one…apparently it’s not terrible difficult and you can make really cool necklaces and bracelets.

  1. You have rocked it again ~ love the color combo and adding the vest to this outfit sure makes a difference. I have many jeans ( 50 plus pairs) certainly I have some skinnies in the piles. I think I can wear somthing like this and pull it off. Not being real tall myself at 5’5″ and curvy too often presents challenges. Ive been going through my closets and trying to put together outfits. I also hit up my local Goodwill but didnt find anything of interest this last trip… but it was just an looking venture.
    You’ve given me many ideas. THat black leather vest has always given me problems of styling and I do love it. Thank you for your helps on this problem.

    1. No problem, Pam. I really enjoyed this series. I think you could also wear blouse + bootcut jeans + vest. It doesn’t have to be skinny jeans. Keep looking at Goodwill, if you’re a regular thrifter, you’ll find some stuff. It just takes time.

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