all right, ladies, we are marching our way through july. and while the weather is hot and humid on the outside inside is a different matter. so i tend to walk a fine line when it comes to my summer outfits. and i do love to throw on a third layer to add spit and polish. one that’s not too hot or bulky. so let’s talk about how to wear a black vest today. a black vest is a hard-working wardrobe staple. it’s versatile enough to be dressed up or down. and it transitions beautifully from one season to the next. if you haven’t read my series that discusses wardrobe basics start with back to basics. the series was designed to help make getting ready in the morning a breeze. and it all starts with having closet staples on hand that will carry you from season to season. like a black vest.
while date night has changed drastically for me in recent months. i do know how important it is to take care of myself and my mental well being. so planning activities outside of the house is a must. and there’s nothing better than getting together with friends. the second tuesday of each month i typically run off to my local book club to join a lovely group of women to discuss our monthly selection. this month we read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. the book will come alive on the silver screen this fall starring Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman.
today’s ootd is perfect for a casual get together like a book club, lunch with the girls, or just bopping around town running errands. so how to wear a black vest? add a simple white tee tucked under a black vest, dark rinse denim, and slingbacks. this outfit will take you just about anyplace in style. and while i missed my regular gig with my book club buddies this month, my daughter-in-law is still in town, we made a run to our local frozen yogurt joint and splurged on salted caramel with a few yummy toppings. and we were able to bring mr. style a refreshing mixed berry froyo for an after-dinner treat. what a way to beat the heat! am i right?!
the vest comes with a self-tie which i tied in the back for a nice loose drape in the front. but i can see this vest tied in the front which would give it a polished trench-like look. didn’t i say it was versatile?
silver accessories are more laid-back than gold, so silver won the day.
i warned you these slingbacks would be on repeat all summer long! black shoes go with just about everything. but it’s the white flower detail that gives these shoes oomph. but they’re perfect a black vest and white tee
how to wear a black vest
happy wednesday gang! we’re halfway through the week. time to put a smile on someone’s face, including your own.