Another Day, Another Vest

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

Faux fur vest, J. Crew Blackwatch Plaid shirt, black dress pants, red heels


Vest – Express via Poshmark (similar) | Shirt – J. Crew Factory (similar) | Pants – The Limited (similar) | Shoes – Anne Klein via (same) | Belt – The Limited (similar) | Necklace – JF&A Show (similar) | Bag – Target (similar)

When I was getting dressed yesterday morning I grabbed this plaid shirt because I thought it would look festive with my new red heels (which are still only $25 with free shipping, by the way). Originally I planned to wear a different pair of black pants because these are actually a tad too short for these heels, but you know how it is. The dry cleaning pile just grows and grows and suddenly you’re out of pants.

Or is that just me?

Anyway, I also wasn’t originally planning to wear this vest but then I realized it would make a good comparison to the last time I wore this same vest and shirt.

Two Ways to Wear the J. Crew Blackwatch Plaid Shirt

This time I paired it solely with black and red (and a little bit of necklace bling) and left it open instead of putting the belt over it. I like that it shows off more of the shirt but still gives the outfit some texture. And, as I type this, I realize I’ve now worn a vest two days in a row.

Also, hopefully this two outfits show you that if you have the same color bottoms in both skirts and pants you can change up an outfit just by swapping pants for a skirt and changing your shoes. Easy, right?

8 replies on “Another Day, Another Vest

  1. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    My recent StyleUp emails would be so proud of you. On Monday, they told me to wear a vest, and I was like, “…but I don’t have a vest!” and then yesterday they told me to wear a plaid shirt, and I was like, “…but I don’t have a plaid shirt!” Haha. Though I do have a plaid short sleeve button up shirt, so I wore that under a sweater today and called it close enough. The vest was a much harder situation, though. I think I ended up just going with the color scheme. But now I want a vest!

  2. Dee!

    As I said before, Erin, and to all your “vestless” friends, vests have a way of multiplying in your closets, and soon will take over. I started out like you, only one or two. I think I am up to 25 different ones, now. LOL But they do add polish and a finishing touch to any outfit from jeans to very dressy.

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