How to Wear Long Vests in 2015

File this under “Trends You Must Try Now.” The long vest harks back to another era, but has been reinvented to reflect a modern look that’s fresh, chic and so very current. Whether you throw it on over a dress or layer it over jeans and a top for an extra dose of warmth, you can count on the long vest to do your wardrobe plenty of favors. Take your cue from these fabulous looks.

Traffic-halting yellow is hardly the color du jour for most of us, but when it’s as valiantly fearless as it is here — thrown over a light dress for a pop of color — it looks downright perfect. Try a WearAll Sleeveless Open Cardigan Waistcoat for a similar look that makes long womens vests of the past look downright timid.

Treating the long vest as a jacket opens up a world of opportunities for your wardrobe. Seen here, it adds a layer to a sleeveless dress on a sunny day — just right if you want to cover up a touch more without bundling up in long sleeves. Uner’s Vest Waistcoat Jacket offers a stylish take on the look.

Are you bold enough to wear that long vest as a dress? Opt for a style that stands on its own, such as this Max Studio Boiled Wool Long Vest. It may have jacket-like tendencies, but layer it over a sleek top and you’ve got yourself a smart, autumn-ready dress that’s right on trend.

Similar to a blazer’s silhouette, this long vest is cut to perfection. It’s all about clean lines that bring even your most basic ensembles a little bit of polish. Try Dapene’s Long Vest Jacket when you want to rock a style that skews less casual and more posh.

You can’t go wrong with basic black and that’s the perfect choice for you if you favor simplicity. This Worronland Open Blazer Vest is all about that — it’s versatile enough to throw on over anything, from denim shorts to a fashion dress.

Embrace your utilitarian side in a sporty vest that you treat much like a jacket. Jollychic’s Long Vest Jacket Cardigan is effortless and easy to wear with just about anything. Notice how quickly a long vest pulls together even the most simple looks — talk about versatility.

A light, airy scarf vest brings a fashionable, contemporary touch to a piece that was popular decades ago. Emulate this look by pairing this Modadorn Butterfly Print Scarf Vest with all black basics underneath.

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