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Vests! The Most Underutilized Clothing Item That Deserves Your Attention

Why A Vest Is The Perfect Transition Piece

It’s important to have basics you can wear over and over. But adding pieces to your wardrobe that aren’t basics… is also REALLY fun! I’m sharing a standout piece that isn’t necessarily a basic, but it’s a heck of a lot more versatile than you might think. You can even wear it year round!

fashion blogger wearing BCBG long rust colored vest over all white outfit wth hermes belt on santa monica beach

Rust Vest

This longline vest is by BCBG and very versatile. It’s a beautiful color that works for spring/summer. And it will be beautiful in fall/winter too! You can wear it open (like I did), or tie it in the front. The longer, duster style also creates the allusion of being taller and thinner.

This vest runs VERY large. I’m wearing an XXS. I’m normally a small for reference.

fashion blogger wearing rust colored BCBG long vest over white jeans and blouse with hermes belt in santa monica california

fashion blogger busbee style showing how to wear a long rust colored vest in cute all white outfit

fashion blogger busbee style showing how to wear long vest with all white outfit and hermes belt fashion blogger busbee style showing how to wear long vest with all white outfit and hermes belt

fashion blogger busbee style showing how to wear long vest with all white outfit and hermes belt

fashion blogger wearing stuart weitzman white juniper 70 pointed toe booties with long rust colored vest fashion blogger carrying givenchy white small whip handbag with BCBG long vest

fashion blogger busbee style showing how to wear long rust color BCBG vest with white jeans and hermes belt

fashion blogger busbee style showing how to style long BCBG vest with cute all white outfit on santa monica beach

Summer Look

For summer, pair the long vest with an all-white look for a super fresh outfit. I’m wearing cool raw hem, wide-leg jeans by Mother with a white short sleeve bodysuit. To keep the all-white look going, I’m wearing white Stuart Weitzman booties. But you could also wear wedges.

For the accessories… I’m wearing a gorgeous gold necklace, a brown belt, a new white bag, retro white sunglasses, and my new favorite smartwatch. I did an entire post on this watch here.

fashion blogger busbee style showing back of long rust BCBG vest with all white outfit and givenchy white small whip bag

Fall Look

If you’re already thinking about how you can wear the vest this fall, I have some suggestions for you!

Throw on a pair of dark wash jeans, a cute long sleeve top, and booties. It’s that simple! You can even tie it up in the front for a completely different look. The color of the vest will make the outfit pop and you’ll still look long and lean!

This vest has matching pants too. The set would be STUNNING for a special occasion and SO unexpected.

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of well over 1 million dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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