How to Wear a Denim Vest

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How to Wear a Denim Vest

A vest is the perfect transitional piece for early fall!  Here are my tips on how to wear a denim vest!

How to Wear a Denim Vest

Happy Fashion Friday friends!

It seems like as soon as Labor Day hit this year, our mountain weather turned just slightly cooler, grey-er and windier.  Last weekend we were in the 60s and this week we stayed mainly in the 70s. I can’t recall another year where the weather transition was so perfectly timed.

The shift in the weather has made it easier to start shifting my outfits from summer to fall.

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A denim vest is the perfect way to bring a little more substance to your summer dresses, without being too hot or overdressed for this transitional time of year.  I got this one in late summer and it has gotten the most wear over the past few weeks.

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I’ve worn it with everything from my feminine flowy short summer dresses to this great orange maxi dress.

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How to Wear a Denim Vest

  1. Don’t be afraid to mix it with something fancier!  It can make a more evening outfit instantly daytime appropriate.
  2. Mix with black for a classic look.
  3. Pair it with solids or cute patterns.
  4. Looks great over a light sweater as we transition into cooler weather.

Basically a denim vest can be one of the most versatile pieces in your closet!

Shop the look:

Denim Vest: Target, same one HERE, Love this ONE too.

Dress: Max Studio, similar HERE, in stripes HERE

Suede Loafers: Nine West, Similar HERE or HERE<—these look like a dream!

Denim vest also seen in this post.

Orange maxi dress also seen in this post.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure to come back Monday.  I’m diving into the fun A-Z blog survey!

Thanks to Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable linkup!  I’m also linking up with Joylynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday and Garay Treasures.

Your turn!

Is the weather transitioning where you live?

How do you feel about denim vests?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:08-04:00 September 18th, 2015|Fall, Fashion, Summer, Trends|28 Comments


  1. Rachel September 24, 2015 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    I actually don’t have a denim vest or jacket anymore for that matter, but have a hard time finding one that looks just right but this definitely gives me some great ideas. I love how you styled yours here. Thanks for sharing your tips and outfit.
    Thanks for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”

    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

    • JulieWunder September 25, 2015 at 4:44 pm - Reply

      Thanks Rachel! They are staple pieces for me!

  2. Nicole @ Fitful Focus September 21, 2015 at 11:30 am - Reply

    oooo so cute! love love

  3. Jess @hellotofit September 20, 2015 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    I don’t own any denim vests or jackets, but I want one! There are so many ways you can wear it, including your cute outfit πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder September 21, 2015 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      I feel like you could rock this look πŸ™‚ That Target one I linked to was pretty cheap!

  4. [email protected] September 19, 2015 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    This is a really cute look! I don’t wear vests much as I like my arms covered, but I do like the style!

    • JulieWunder September 21, 2015 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks Debbie! You could totally pair it with a longer sleeve shirt in the later fall!

  5. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes September 18, 2015 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    You always look so cute! I don’t have a denim vest but i LOVE my denim jacket!

  6. Dani @ Dani California Cooks September 18, 2015 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    So cute!! Love it with the maxi dress.

  7. Lauren @ ihadabiglunch September 18, 2015 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    This is so bizarre — I had a dream last night that I was searching for a denim vest to wear. That was my whole dream. No joke. Haha am I psychic? I love this look, regardless!

    • JulieWunder September 21, 2015 at 3:09 pm - Reply

      Clearly psychic πŸ™‚ I’m glad you psychic-ness lead you to my blog today! πŸ™‚

  8. Rachel @ A Forever Change September 18, 2015 at 10:47 am - Reply

    You are too cute!! I love this idea. I’ve seen denim all around and now I know that I could rock the denim vest!! I can’t wait to take our little one to the pumpkin patch this year πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder September 21, 2015 at 3:07 pm - Reply

      Pumpkin patches! What a great time for fall… I can see a family picture with a denim vest…. πŸ™‚

  9. Gretchen September 18, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Great suggestions! I got a denim vest last year and I wear it all the time. I honestly didn’t think I would get much use out of it, but it’s a staple! Thanks for some more suggestions on how to read it πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

    • JulieWunder September 21, 2015 at 3:06 pm - Reply

      Me too! I just bought a Target one b/c I thought it would be a too trendy short lived piece…. but it’s sticking around!

  10. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 18, 2015 at 8:33 am - Reply

    You look so cute!! You know, every year I tell myself I’m going to buy a denim vest. Do I have one yet? Nope! Maybe this will be the year for me?

    • JulieWunder September 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      Maybe!!?? That one at Target is pretty affordable!

  11. [email protected] of a Mother Runner September 18, 2015 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Cute I need to find mine and pull it out for the fall. Have a great weekend!

  12. Mary Beth Jackson September 18, 2015 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Cute vest! It does make a perfect transition piece! Fall is coming!

    • JulieWunder September 21, 2015 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      I love it! Hope you are having a great time in Italy!

  13. Blane Sherer September 18, 2015 at 6:02 am - Reply

    That denim vest is winner !
    I Hope you have a great weekend.
    I’m going to the fair this weekend
    with my daughters and my one year
    old grandson ( smile ).

  14. Jenny September 18, 2015 at 5:27 am - Reply

    You are adorable! I can’t do the denim vest…or jacket for that matter…but you make a great case for them! This weather has been spectacular! AND there are pumpkins at the Farmer’s Market. Love it!

    • JulieWunder September 21, 2015 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Pumpkins!!! I love the Farmer’s Market this time of year!

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