Monday, December 1, 2014

The Non-Matching Suit Vest - Is It Okay To Wear?

Vests (or waist-coats if you want to use the proper name) make a statement.  I like wearing them casually and also formally with a suit.  Today, I'll discuss wearing a non-matching vest with a suit.  By non-matching I mean that the vest didn't come with that particular suit.
Vests can be purchased separately from a host of clothing stores such as Macy's, Nordstrom, Express, JCPenny and many others.  Adding a vest to your suit adds formality to your attire, so if the occasion calls for the full 'suited & booted' look, that's when it's time to break out your vest.  It's perfectly acceptable to go with a non-matching vest.
Don't stray too far from the color wheel of your suit.  You're already making a statement by wearing a vest, so you want it to look effortless without going too far over the top. For dark suits you can go with a lighter shade vest, and for light suits go for a darker vest.
Below are a few images of me from a collaborative shoot with Valerie from Mapleleopard.  I'm wearing a charcoal gray suit with a light gray, glen plaid vest.  It's a formal look, but like I stated earlier, you can also wear vests a lot more casually.  That's an upcoming post.  Stay tuned.


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