summer accessorizing staple :: the lightweight vest

It's summer. It's HOT. So, many of you would prefer not to accessorize your maxi or tank with a cardigan or blazer because it might be drenched within the first 30 seconds of stepping outside. We get it! There is still a way to add a little something to your look, without adding weight and heat. "What could it be?" you ask? Answer :: the lightweight vest. I love this army green shade because it's what I call a "colored neutral," acting as a neutral but providing a colored tone.

Throw your vest on over a maxi, a top, or a sundress for a little extra "something."

I paired this Banana Republic Outlet maxi dress {available in stores} with my canvas drawstring vest from Old Navy ::


Pair your maxi with a wedge or flat sandal, depending on the occasion




Here are a few more lightweight summer vest options ::

Halogen Utility Vest, Nordstrom

Ambition Military Vest, Nordstrom

The denim vest works as well!

1969 Denim Vest, GAP

And now it's time to announce the winners of the 7 For All Mankind 30% off cards! Congratulations to ::

Sarah Pociask

Alex Higgins

A Lovely Nest

Ladies, simply email your address to so I can get these in the mail to you. Thank you to those who participated!