5 Ways To Wear Friday - The Utility Vest

11 May 2012

I'm not one to consistently bring loads of new pieces in my closet for the sheer purpose of shooting photos. And though I don't like wearing the same outfit more than once I do like wearing certain pieces over and over again to reinvent them, giving them more wear and a new life. 

This utility vest has been a prime example of this, it's proven time and time again that it's one of the most versatile pieces in my closet. Wear it with anything from maxis, jeans or even your little black dress (or in my case red).

Here's 5 Ways to Wear A Utility Vest...
1. Belted Flowy Dress, Leopard Pumps, Clutch and Gold Accessories
2. Animal Print Blouse, Jeans and Satchel
 3. Black Pants, Striped Tee, Leather Jacket (layered under), Contrasting Bag and Bold Chunky Knit Scarf with Pumps
4.  Belted Red Dress, Platforms, Chunky Wood Bangle and Clutch
5. Maxi Dress, Scarf, Wedges, Sunglasses & Sock Bun (tutorial here)

How do you wear the Utility Vest?

29 comments:

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

So cute!!! I love vests! I love the first look the best! Your hair looks gorg!

I'm having a cool giveaway on my blog, you should check it out if you haven't already!

Xx Kelly

Cathy said...

What a range of looks...My fave is #1! Also like it paired with the animal print blouse in #2. Your hair always looks sooo cute when you wear it up (like in #5)...but of course it's gorg down and wavy :)
@Cathy_Showan
http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

Miss Caitlin S. said...

style for days!

Alicia@ Mommy Delicious said...

Look Number Four --- love it!

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

The last look is my favorite. Honestly I am so jealous that you have found it to be so versatile. I have the same vest and have worn it only a couple of times. You made every look, look different. Talent :)

Jacynta Walsh said...

thanks for this! makes me want to go out and buy a vest now!! :D

http://mrmrswalsh.blogspot.co.nz/

Katie Q. said...

This vest is like the best vest ever! I wear mine all the time, it gives even the girliest dress a bit of a rugged edge.
I love all five of your looks, I love seeing all of the ways you wore your and you''ve given me some great new ideas for wearing mine. :)

LifeStyle Journal said...

What an ispiring post!!!
I definitely in love with the last look!!! Just perfect!
Have a nice weekend!
Kate

Wendy Mac said...

Love utility vests! I think my favorite look is the last with the maxi dress. I don't know how you walk in those heels, you should do a tutorial on 'how to walk in heels'!

Heather said...

Great ideas - I love it with the orange dress!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

My Dressy Ways said...

Mine is buried in my closet somewhere - I totally need to wear it more! You are the best at remixing your pieces!

Elle Sees said...

this follows my rule of i gotta wear it at least3 ways before i buy it. 5! you knocked it out the park

Bri said...

1 & 5 are my favourites, you are so creative Megan!

when BABI speaks said...

you look adorable as always, love the last photo!

Babi

Alyson said...

Wow, so many great tips here... feeling like I now "NEED" a utility vest. DId not think that two minutes ago. haha.

Rachel Lynne said...

Love this post! I love seeing the versatility of items and you definitely mix it up so well you can barely tell you are even wearing the same piece! You look amazing in all of these photos! :)

xoxo,
Rachel
www.rachelslookbook.com

Lia said...

Hahhaa! I love your disclaimer at the top! So many bloggers do that: buy tons of clothes just to shoot pics. I love how you've shown the versatility of the vest. I have one, and am so clueless on how to style it. You make it look effortless. LOVE!
xoxo
Lia
Smart n Snazzy

April said...

Great post! I completely agree! I love reusing and repurposing the things in my closet!

Fashion By Alicia said...

Love how you styled the utility vest! I try to rewear things in different ways so I am not spending a ton of money. Love the vest with the red dress!

Tiffany said...

I don't have a utility vest, but I've been looking for one! I love the way you styled it with the red dress!

navy and orange said...

the last one is my fav!

xoxo navy & orange

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Now that is some versatilty! I love it with the maxi, never would have thought of it. I tend to keep my vest with jeans. Thanks for the inspiration girly.

TaraMixandMatch said...

You do rock this vest, it makes me want one!

Natalie said...

Loving these looks!!! I've worn mine with a black maxi (military boots in the winter and wedges in the warmer weather)! but i shall be trying it over a girlie dress!

Jenna said...

Love all the different ways you wore it! My favorite is the lasst over the maxi, so pretty!

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Great vest, it looks excellent in each combination!
Happy Saturday!!
Jelena

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

I've been on the lookout for a utility vest - I love how it toughens up a dressy outfit. I esp love it with your red dress!

The Fashionable ESQ said...

Great ideas. I have one of these vests and I want to style it w/ a black maxi, like you. My favorite look was the last look!
xx
The Fashionable ESQ
http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

Chioma said...

I love these looks! 4&5 are my faves!! I have an olive and khaki one from old navy and i love incorporating them into so many looks. Great style :)

Chioma
www.Csevolutionofstyle.com

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