A leather jacket is a staple in every well-rounded wardrobe. Versatile and simple yet oh so stunning, a leather jacket just takes your look to the next level. Leather vests, much like leather jackets, were initially introduced as protective gear. The lighter alternative to leather jackets, leather vests soon evolved into a symbol of bold fashion. A piece that effortlessly transitions from season to season, a leather vest elevates your ensemble unlike any other.
The following is a list of seven ways in which you can style leather vests this summer season.
Elevate your athleisure
Whoever imagined sweat pants to be fashionable? Well, times have changed, and now, sweat pants are everything but basic. The new and improved rendition of the classic sweat pants, or more famously known as athleisure, makes a stunning style statement. A pair of jogger pants is a versatile must-have in every girl’s closet. Style them with a basic tee, a matching sweatshirt, or something as simple as a tank top, and you have a cute street-chic outfit ready to go.
If you wish to keep your outfit simple yet edgy, you can elevate it with the help of a leather vest. Drape your leather vest over a pair of jogger pants, a plain tee, a matching baseball cap, and some sneakers, and you have a comfy and easy outfit ready.
Add a hint of edge to an everyday dress
Everyone loves dresses. They are no-fuss, stress-free, and easy. Moreover, they are super pretty and versatile. You can wear your dresses as they are or pair them with different outerwear. Such as cardigans, coats, and jackets. A tried and tested combination is that of a dress and a leather jacket. Much like a leather jacket, a leather vest looks phenomenal with a dress. Not only does it give your outfit more dimension, but it also adds edginess to the mix, thereby creating a unique and memorable ensemble.
Style your leather vest with a flirty dress, preferably a printed number, as it looks the most flattering. Complete your outfit with a pair of versatile ankle boots and matching accessories. If you are feeling particularly edgy, throw on a fedora as well. Easy and breezy yet bold and outgoing; such is the impact of a leather vest.
Keep it simple and monochromatic
Nothing quite trumps a monochromatic ensemble. There is something so effortlessly chic and elegant about it that we just cannot have enough. You know when they say when in doubt, wear all black as it never fails to impress a crowd.
Style your leather vest with a pair of black jeans or black leggings, a black tee or tank top, and a pair of matching boots. Chic and effortless yet supremely edgy and statement, a black monochromatic ensemble is the epitome of timelessness.
Layer it over other pieces
Trends change by the minute and truth be told, it can be exhausting. In a sea of fleeting trends, feeling grounded to timeless style statements is oddly comforting and familiar. One such timeless trend is layering.
Layering is a style statement in its own way. Everyone loves layering simply because it is so effortless and chic. Who could have imagined throwing on a bunch of random garments on top of one another could create something so exquisite? You can create a custom look every time; all you need is a little bit of practice to perfect the art.
Layer your leather vest over a button-down shirt and a light cardigan for a comfy yet chic look. For the winter season, ditch the sweater and replace it with a turtleneck, and style the duo with a pair of tailored bell-bottoms or a pleated midi skirt. Complete the look with boots or pumps, and you are good to go.
Style it with baggy jeans
Baggy mom jeans are in, and we love them. They are comfortable, breathable, and versatile. Moreover, you can style them in so many ways, from a skimpy tube top to a button-down dress shirt.
Style your leather vest with a pair of baggy mom jeans for the ultimate comfy casual look. You can wear it over a sleeveless button-down top, a long-sleeved tee, or a basic graphic t-shirt, whatever fits your fancy. Complete the look with complementing shoes and accessories for a clean and cohesive yet ultra-comfortable ensemble.
Take your work ensemble to the next level
We bet you did not think a leather vest was appropriate for work, did you? Leather has always defined rebellion, so it is natural to assume that it was far from appropriate in terms of work wear. However, leather jackets and vests work particularly well in this regard.
Style your leather vest with a blouse and pencil skirt or tailored trousers and a dress shirt. Throw a blazer on top if you please and complete the look with matching pumps or oxfords. Simple yet statement, get ready to turn heads as soon as you enter your office.
Make it party-appropriate
One of the best places to sport your leather vest is at a party. Be it a night out in the club with your friends or a dinner party with family and friends; you can style your leather vest in an infinite number of ways to make it party-appropriate.
For a night-out look, we recommend going all out. You can experiment with different leather vest styles aside from the classic designs, such as studded leather vests. Pull out an outgoing number such as a sparkly dress, a statement top, or leather pants, and style them with your leather vest. The key is balance. If your outfit is relatively muted and simple, add accessories and bling to the mix and make it fun. If your outfit is super bold and out there, keep it minimal with the accessories.
For a dinner party look, style your vest with a chic top, perhaps a lace top, and jeans. Complete the ensemble with elegant accessories and shoes, and you are good to go.
It is unfortunate that leather vests do not receive as much love or attention as conventional leather jackets. They are just as versatile, chic, and effortless, if not more. If you are considering buying a leather vest, let this serve you as a nod of approval. Perfect for both the colder and warmer months. A leather vest is an excellent investment as it will last you for years to come. Regardless of your style preference. We promise that it will work for you.