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Vested interest

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Give the vest the recognition it deserves with these different ways of wearing the humble fashion staple, says Shea Rasol.

The maxi skirt combo

One denim vest, three looks_Aquila Style

J Brand jeans grey sacred destructed jean vest | $150 | stylebop.com
Nic + Zoe chambray ruched shirt | $158 | nicandzoe.com
Cynthia Rowley Trapunto maxi skirt | $395 | cynthiarowley.com
With love from CA floral printed scarf | $17 | pacsun.com
Forever 21+ plus sizes iconic faux leather messenger bag | $30 | forever21.com
Gap classic ballet flats, surf blue | $40 | gap.com

Go for an effortless approach: Throw a denim vest over a slouchy blouse or tee and finish off with an airy maxi skirt with a boho or ethnic print. Leave your shirt untucked for the vest to accentuate your overall look.

The T-shirt combo 

One denim vest, three looks_Aquila Style

J Brand jeans grey sacred destructed jean vest | $150 | stylebop.com
Michael Kors striped long sleeve crew | $495 | marissacollections.com
Vero Moda Fox Flash cargo pant | $33 | veromoda.com
Forever New Jennie ruffle scarf | $30 | forevernew.com.au
Acne frame black | $320 | acnestudios.com
Joie Mabel bucket bag | $388 | shopbop.com
Marvel comics™ foldover combat boots | $45 | wetseal.com

With a plain T-shirt, you don’t have to accessorise heavily. Just use a vest to add an edge to your look.

The maxi dress combo

One denim vest, three looks_Aquila Style

J Brand jeans grey sacred destructed jean vest | $150 | stylebop.com
Esta long sleeve double split maxi dress, khaki | $33 | popcouture.co.uk
Jane Norman animal Jacquard scarf | $12 | janenorman.co.uk
Fringe boho bag | $19 | bodycentral.com
Laid back London beaded Skye sandal  | $125 | calypsostbarth.com

A chic girl’s guide to maxi dresses should include a vest. It works well with straight cut or voluminous maxi dresses, as long as it ends just at your waist. Try this to add variation to the same maxi dress.

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