3 Ways to A Style Herringbone Vest
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Here’s a common misconception about being a style blogger: As a fashion blogger, I buy new clothes every day so I can style new outfits.
Let me tell you all this: FALSE! If I could afford to buy myself new clothes every day, I probably wouldn’t be working so hard to make my blog successful! Maybe some fashion bloggers can afford to do that, but I’m not made out of money. I will admit that I do go out and occasionally pick up a piece once in a while to complete an outfit I have in my head (I picked up a new white shirt for this post because the one I had got stained from my red hair…#redheadproblems) I also get sent some clothes from different companies that I work with, as well, but for everything I get sent, I try to donate the same amount so that I’m always working with a smaller closet.
I will admit, recently I’ve been struggling with the fashion aspect of my blog, simply because I got caught up in the comparison game. I got to connect with some bloggers that took the same fashion blogging course that I took and some of them were dressed to the NINES in very fancy (and expensive clothing). I thought I must be doing something wrong since I wasn’t sharing those kinds of clothes.
But I shook that off in the last week because I realized a few things: It’s not realistic to most of us to own those types of clothes. And it’s not realistic for most us to go out to the stores and buy something new EVERY day just to wear it once. However, I DO believe that it’s important to fill your wardrobe with clothes you feel good in. I DO believe that you can own a few high-quality items and you can wear them MULTIPLE times in different ways! And I DO believe that when you invest the time to put a cute outfit together, you are showing that you love yourself and care about how you feel. So, that being said, I may not be a “high-end” style blogger, but I am an everyday kind of girl who will share as many affordable (and sometimes worth it investments) clothes that help me feel good about myself. And I’ll strive to share multiple ways to style the same pieces because it’s totally okay to wear the same thing more than once.
Today, I’m coming at you with three ways to style the same Herringbone Vest. I was a little last to the herringbone vest trend, but when the girls behind Mo and Cho reached out and asked if I would want one to style, I quickly said yes! I think these vests are SO versatile and classy; you can dress them up or down and you can wear them from fall through spring! So, don’t put your vests away just yet! Here are three ways to style them as the weather starts to warm up (or stay cold for another month, if you live in the East!)
Herringbone Vest Outfit #1 – aka “It’s still cold where I live”
Dustin and I lived in the snowy tundra otherwise known as Rexburg, Idaho, for the last 6 years. Last February, we got to experience -42-degree weather with the wind chill. Taking Roo out to potty felt like a death sentence. I do NOT miss that kind of weather at all. But! If you are still experiencing cold weather, this outfit is for you! Ideally, I would actually wear a long sleeved shirt with this, but the one I wanted to wear got a huge oil stain on it…boo! Oh well. I’m a real life fashion blogger, right?
I totally loved that this olive green color was such a big trend this last fall and winter. It’s the perfect color for those cooler days, but it’s still color instead of black or gray! And, it pairs so well with blanket scarves! I scored this swing shirt from thredUP back in January and it’s easily one of the most comfortable shirts I’ve ever put on.
Read more about thredUP here: Refresh your Spring Wardrobe AND Save Money Doing it
Shirt: Rebecca Beeson via thredUP (found here)
Blanket Scarf: c/o Mo and Cho
Herringbone Vest: c/o Mo and Cho
Boots: Madden Girl (Similar here and on SALE)
Herringbone Vest Outfit #2 – aka “I’m experiencing awkward spring days”
You know those days when it starts out cold, but then it gets warm for about an hour and then it gets cold again? I feel like that was the definition of the weather in late March/early April in New England. This combination of vest and plaid would be perfect for those kinds of days.
This plaid shirt I picked up at Ross is perfect for this because it’s not a heavy flannel. It’s actually pretty light! However, because it has long sleeves, it still keeps my arms warm without causing me to get sweaty if the temperature warms up throughout the day. I really like the combination of patterns with the plaid and the herringbone, too! And, the little bird necklace from Target has quickly become one of my favorite pieces of jewelry; it’s perfect for when I want to add a little sparkle to the neckline without going overboard!
Light Plaid: Ross
Herringbone Vest: c/o Mo and Cho
Boots: Madden Girl (similar here and on sale!)
Herringbone Vest Outfit #3 – Perfect for Spring time!
This is my favorite way to wear this vest right now because it’s so warm in Arizona. February set the record for the most days over 80 degrees in a February…ever! I’m really not complaining; the warm weather helps my leg/arthritis feel better and I love being able to sit poolside, but I still want to get the most wear out of my vest!
By pairing this with cuffed jeans and sneakers, along with a very light and white 3/4 sleeved shirt, I feel like the vest compliments the spring weather by giving me a little bit more warmth for when the sun goes down. It’s comfortable, cozy and still light enough for the warmer weather. I love the mixture of sporty and classy with the sneakers and the statement necklace, too!
P.S. please don’t pay any attention to my socks that clearly do not match.
Herringbone Vest: c/o Mo and Cho
Shirt: TJ Maxx
Necklace: c/o Mirina Collections / similar (and cheaper) here
Vans: Old // Similar Here
I love this vest. I love that I can wear it multiple ways and still feel great about myself. I love that when I take a few minutes to put a cute outfit on, I instantly feel 10X more motivated to take on my day.
And, as if Mo & Cho couldn’t be nice enough, they are offering a 20% discount code (HEYCHELSIE) on all regular priced items, along with a 10% discount code (CHELSIESALE) off all sale items! GO CHECK THEM OUT!
Okay, let me know what outfit you liked the best! And, how do you feel about my stance as a fashion blogger?