Before this fall, I didn't have any vests in my wardrobe. As an all day every day baggy sweaters + scarves kind of girl, a vest just didn't really fit into my wardrobe - but since the herringbone vest trend has come around, this sweaterscarf girl is officially convinced! I picked up this beautiful vest at Van Heusen and have been wearing it almost every week with either a black or maroon long sleeve tee underneath.
I've found that the vest is really not as hard to style as I'd originally imagined. With the black and white base, the vest goes with almost any color, as long as I don't wear too many other crazy patterns along with it! Plus, it gets major bonus points for keeping my core warm and most importantly - having pockets!
The weather's made a turn for the colder here in Chicago (I'm writing this under two blankets next to a space heater - eek!) and despite how miserable I usually am in the cold, I'm trying to be optimistic this year and make a serious effort to invest in clothes that are actually designed to keep me warm! If you have any suggestions on brands and pieces that are tough in the cold weather, I'd love to hear them!