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When I moved to Colorado 4 years ago, a friend of mine who lived here gave me this advice: “get a good pair of sunglasses, and a nice vest”. Soon I understood what he meant — the vest is the unofficial Colorado uniform. Fleece, puffy, down, or utility — they’re all appropriate at all times.
Besides looking cool, vests are great for the rapidly changing Colorado weather — the perfect combination of style and function. I honestly find myself wearing a vest of some kind almost every other day — especially since Dick’s Sporting Goods sent me this Patagonia Better Sweater I’ve been lusting after.
So I thought I’d share some of the many ways I’ve styled this vest the past couple weeks. What is your favorite way to style a vest?
I generally dress up for work, and would never wear “outdoor gear” — but this vest has been on repeat! I wear it over dresses (like above) or with a skirt, boots, and a warm long-sleeve underneath. It keeps me warm, still looks good (and professional), and is convenient (pockets!).
For Date Night
Full disclosure, I was not actually on a date during this photo, but I can imagine it would be a great outfit for one. For a fall afternoon of wine tasting/brewery hoping, this is the perfect pick. I dressed it up a little with a bootie, some jewelry, and a darker lip. Casual, classic, and warm.
For the Outdoors
This is probably what you think of when you see a Patagonia vest — hiking, mountains, and general outdoorsy stuff. And for good reason! It’s the perfect weight for a fall hike. I love throwing it on over a flannel, and then having several layer options if I get hot or cold on the trail.
For a Night In
Whether you’re sitting in front of a fire, playing board games, or just watching some netflix, this is the perfect cozy vest for a night in. I often pair mine with leggings, a comfy top, and a cozy pair of socks. It feels like a hug. :)
For Every Day
Honestly, you can wear this at any time — for any occasion. I love to throw it on to run errands, get coffee, or explore downtown. It keeps me warm on a crisp fall day, and has the added utility of pockets. I love to pair it with sneakers for a fun and casual look.
What are some ways you've styled a vest?
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