Even if I have no plans for the day, I get dressed after my morning exercise and breakfast. A vest is often part of my relaxed, casual looks, so my favorites are starting to look a bit worn. I’ve been searching for a replacement to wear with crewneck sweaters and tees.
You may also avoid thick sweaters in cotton or cable knits if you have an apple shape or a full bust. Fine knits such as merino wool and cashmere are much more flattering, and a vest is a warm layer that creates the desired vertical lines without being too hot. Crewneck tops do not flatter roundish faces and full busts, but they are warmer than v-necks.
I have a few pairs of Loraine Bit Loafers found here, and they have become my favorite house shoes. They are comfortable and attractive for staying at home, but I’ve found them too flat for errands all day. The gray cashmere sweater is from Everlane, and it is about four years old, so the style they have now is different. Here is a similar sweater.
The vest is here. The jeans are here. I bought the jeans because of the wide smooth pull-on waistband, which looks best with thin sweaters.
The vest has several attractive details, such as high-quality black zippers and snaps, and the side panels are knit, which gives a more slender silhouette. In addition, the piping detail looks like leather for an extra special touch. I took a couple of photos to show these details because I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and style of this vest.
Since this is a post about what I wear to stay home on a cool fall day, I thought I would snap a few photos while I took an afternoon walk. I hope you have a lovely day.
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