Sarah's Real Life
09. 27. 2016

long line vest, sleeveless top, olive green skinny pants

When: before vacation // Weather: warm // Real life: work

long line vest, sleeveless top, olive green skinny pants

long line vest, sleeveless top, olive green skinny pants

long line vest, sleeveless top, olive green skinny pants^One of my favorite lip colors for fall – Revlon’s Cherries in the Snow

long line vest, sleeveless top, olive green skinny pants

long line vest, sleeveless top, olive green skinny pants

long line vest, sleeveless top, olive green skinny pants

“Ask Sarah. She’s a fashion blogger.”

This is something I hear from my friends all the time. Thanks to my status as a highly influential blogger (I hope you hear the sarcasm there), they turn to me for answers to questions like “Does this look good with this?” “Are these still in style?” “Where can I find one of these?” “What do I wear with my new hat?”

I love answering these questions. But once in a while, people ask me whether it’s “OK” to wear something. Most recently, I got one of these questions about vests. Specifically, cropped tuxedo-style vests. Would I wear one? Well, no, I wouldn’t. But that doesn’t mean it’s not “OK” for someone else to wear one. When it comes to vests, these days I’m into the long-line vest. If you want my opinion (and apparently a lot of people do), I think a cropped vest is a bit dated and would look awkward as part of my current wardrobe, which is more modern. But if you rock a more quirky look, by all means ignore my advice. I mean, what do I know? I’m just a lawyer.

But back to my fabulous advice on vests: I like that a longer vest is slimming and elongating, and that it covers my butt and makes my more fitted pants look more work-appropriate. A long jacket can do the same thing, but on a petite person like yours truly, I think the lack of arm fabric looks less overwhelming. So basically: if you don’t wear long vests you’re a loser.

Vest (on sale) // similar Top // Pants // similar Bag // Ring // similar Shoes // similar Sunglasses

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6 responses to “The Long and Short of It”

  1. Shea Sayers says:

    I love how a vest instantly changes up the look of an outfit–that one is gorgeous too! I’m a devoted military-vest wearer but have been thinking lately about stepping up my vest game. I love that one!

  2. Edye says:

    Love those olive pants! You look lovely xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  3. My goal this fall is to actually purchase a beautiful (and I’m sure versatile) long vest like yours. I wanted one last year and neglected to find one. Thanks for sharing this one on sale!

    District of Chic

  4. STOP. this outfit is AMAZING. I didn’t even like these vests but now I’m considering a blush one I saw online earlier. also daaaaaamn those pants are fabulous.

  5. MichelleP says:

    Buhhahahahahaha… I love my fashion advice with a side of laughter and a double shot of snark! Thanks for always delivering, Sarah.

  6. D says:

    I love the vest/top combo, and I totally agree about the vest vs. blazer sleeve situation! Why roll up blazer sleeves all day when you can get the same structure from a vest?

    -D
    http://www.styledtour.blogspot.com