Most people would pick the colour black as their go-to outfit colour. While it's sometimes considered bland and boring, it definitely offers boundless possibilities in terms of styling. That said, here are some great outfit choices as styled by the Clozette Community using the colour black.
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For the most part of fashion history, vests were worn by men — until women saw the potential of the piece. Now, these sleeveless garments are a wardrobe staple for many ladies the world over. Vests, however, can be quite tricky to wear no matter your gender. For us gals, the challenge lies in its flimsy coverage and boxy silhouette. However, there are ways to overcome these. Keep reading for five easy and fashionable ways to wear a vest.
Go for a fitted vest
Fitted vests that hug your body is a great option for petite ladies. They showcase your body shape instead of it being drowned by the boxy silhouette of a traditional vest. These tailored pieces also pair well easily with slacks, dressy shorts or a knee-length pencil skirt.
Dare to wear a printed vests
Talk about a real fashion statement! If you want a splash of print or a pop of colour, adding a printed vest to your ensemble is the way to go. Just remember to wear it with something plain or simple so as not to overpower the beautiful prints of the vest.
Beginner? Pick the vest dress
For those who are just getting into the vest fashion, a long vest is a recommended piece to start with. It can be worn just like any dress, just make sure that it's long enough to offer coverage (better if the length is close to the knees). Simply pair it with some stylish mules and a nice purse and you're good to go for the office or a casual hangout. The vest dress can also be paired with some dressy shorts or stylish slacks.
Layer with a denim vest
The denim vest is definitely one of the most popular vest options. No matter what your basic outfit is, it will just look much cooler when you layer a denim vest. Wear it with jeans or over a little black dress to give your whole ensemble an instant glam rock appeal.
The little black vest
If you manage to get your hands on a nice tailored black vest, hold on to it! A black vest basically goes with almost anything, whether casual or dressy. This seemingly ordinary piece will give your ensemble an instant upgrade and can make the day's look instantly feel elegant and sophisticated.
It's not every day that we get a chance to go full glam. But once we do, it definitely is fun to go all out and get primped from head to toe. Just check out our Clozetters strutting in their best formal outfits below and take notes from some inspiration.