Knit Moto Vest to the Rescue

•• Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Shirt – Macy’s (similar) | Vest – Target (same) | Skirt – The Limited (similar) | Tights – Banana Republic (similar) | Shoes – Bandolino (same) | Bracelet – House of Gemmes (similar) | Necklace – ONecklace (same)

A few weeks ago my friend Kelsey asked me what were the top 4 clothing items I felt I was missing in my closet. One of the items I listed was a knit moto jacket. I love the juxtaposition of the asymmetry and the “rock” style of the moto jacket with a pencil skirt and heels. However, it occurred to me that while a knit moto jacket could be more like a cardigan in the winter it might look kind of silly to wear one all day long. So when I found this knit moto vest at Target, well, I knew it was the solution to my dilemma.

I also had a $25 Target gift card and this vest is on clearance so, well, duh. It adds a little extra something to the otherwise simple blouse and  skirt combo that is a staple of offices pretty much everywhere. Sometimes it’s the simple extra item that makes an outfit more visually interesting and keeps you from falling into that outfit rut where getting dressed is painful.

Oh, and yes, I’m wearing my hair straight. At this shorter length I’ve decided it looks better if I straighten it. Not as hat-friendly as my curly hair but I feel better about it so here we are.

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    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Oh, I like my hair straightened at this length for sure. It’s just that my hair is the one thing I’m kind of OCD about (hahaha, one thing) so when I straighten it I get kind of irritated when it doesn’t behave. Plus, it looks horrible after I run at lunch whereas when it’s curly I can kind of let it do its own thing and not care as much. So, yes, I’m looking forward to being able to wear it curly again!

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  1. kelsey

    I LOVE this! I’m so happy you found it in your size! I’ve never thought about a vest for anything other than warmth, so thanks for introducing the idea that a vest can be a fashion piece too!

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    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      The South Loop Target had a ton of them in all sizes! Not sure what’s up with the West Loop Target.

      And, yes, vests are great when you want that third piece but don’t want to wear a blazer.

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  2. Amanda

    Yes! Finally something that I own that you wear! I have the same skirt! lol. I’m fashionably challenged so this makes me happy! Love the outfit.

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