Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cargo vest+ maxi skirt

In recent years I have often read that cargo vests are very versatile items that can make almost any simple outfit have a funky edge, also that this piece is ideal for layering and dressing an outfit up or down. 
My opinion is somewhat different from the usual. I don't see a cargo vest as a versatile article of clothing. If it's too cold why not to wear the same kind of jacket? If it's too hot why do you need to wear the vest with your tee and shorts? So for me it is more of a decorative element, because it doesn't add any benefit to the outfit, except for camping or safari-hunting.
I didn't buy a cargo vest for a long time, but this spring some madness overcame my mind and I bought one, so now you'll be tortured with my cargo vest outfits pics:) because I challenged myself to come up with at least 5 different looks wearing it and have fun styling it away! I hope you will enjoy my ideas too:)

Style guide: Layer a cargo vest over a lace top when wearing a maxi skirt and add a watercolor scarf to complete the look.

vest - Old Navy
skirt - Express
top - Forever 21
sandals - Kalso Earth 
purse - Nine West
glasses - Walmart optical
scarf - 109 Tokyo


Wrapped In Scarlet said...

Great scarf. Love your maxi skirt. :)

Carylee said...

Yay so happy you did this little vest feature! Great minds! I agree that it's definitely more decorative! Although when I'm at the airport, I certainly use all the pockets! :) Carylee |

Lorna mai ltd said...

I love the way you're wearing a beautifully coloured scarf with your neutral outfit. I've been looking for a maxi skirt myself. I'm from Manic Monday. I;m now following you on bloglovin. I will leave my link in case you're interested.

Charnele Michel said...

Great layered look! Thanks for linking this post on our #howIsummer linkup! Hope to see you again Monday!