Utility vests definitely aren’t a thing of the past. Military-inspired pieces have been trending for several years now, and despite our recent return to medieval fashion inspiration, this season is no exception. I don’t know about you, but these wearable vests are some of my favorites!
Personally, I’m a big fan of combining masculine and feminine details. I consider my personal aesthetic to be feminine with an edge– because why not? It’s fun to mix things up. When you pair menswear inspo like combat boots and utility vests with girly items like the blush heathered top I’m wearing above, it can subtly take what would be a boring outfit from blah to whoa.
Admittedly, I used to shy away from wearing green. I know that sounds odd, but camoflauge anything took years to grow on me, and I still tend to avoid it. Maybe it’s because I don’t think it complements my skin tone very well, although others certainly pull it off! And yes, even the olive green that’s everywhere right now makes me wince a little bit inside haha.
That being said, I didn’t really wear vests until I discovered utility vests. From there, they became a staple in my fall wardrobe. In my opinion, clean, straight cuts and decently sized pockets are any mom’s best fashion accessory. My favorite ways to wear them are with a plaid oversized shirt or with a dressier top.
So, if you’re looking for a simple way to spice up your fall wardrobe, try snagging one of these vests and pairing them with something you wouldn’t normally wear. Sometimes the best outfits are put together on a whim 😉
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