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Amy Zerner’s Fashion Sense: On Vest Behavior

Fashion vests are perfect for layering your outfits and adding a different style twist to your look. Women’s vests aren’t just for a western-fringe look anymore. They’re now a must-have fashion accessories that can spin a boring outfit into a couture creation.

Whether you’re wearing a leather skirt or casual slacks, a great-looking vest can pull an outfit together and make it look special.You can layer them with tissue knit or lightweight tops and tees, with a mini dress or with a long tank dress. Pair one with a cozy bamboo top, skinny jeans and your favorite boots.

Cool vests come in a variety of styles—from cashmere to brocade dress vests. They come in many interesting shapes and fabrications, from prints and fake furs to denim and crochet. Lace vests are some of the trendiest looks. Women’s vests make a statement, and you can’t go wrong if you add a few to your wardrobe.

How to Wear a Vest
1. Try to think outside of the box, so instead of the usual “western-style outfit” of jeans, t-shirt and vest – try wearing a vest with shorts, or a long gypsy skirt, or a dressy blouse.
2. Make sure to add some interest with accessories! Jewelry and a belt can do wonders to most standard outfits.
3. Avoid wearing a heavier fabric or denim vest with a heavy knit sweater.
4. Make sure that the color of your vest works well tone- and texture-wise with your separates.

Check out Amy’s vest designs in her new Enchanted World Emporium at 8 Main Street in East Hampton, 631-324-7695.

Amy Zerner is the Hamptons’ number one fashion blogger and designer.

Vintique vest by Amy Zerner
Vest by Amy Zerner, Photo: Courtesy Amy Zerner
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