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3 Fabulous Ways to Style A Waistcoat

Posted on 23 October 2018

Layering season is in full swing and it's finally time to start mixing and matching our cool weather basics -- jeans, long-sleeve tees, turtlenecks and ankle boots --with one of the most versatile pieces you'll ever own, the waistcoat. We like to define a "waistcoat" as more than just a sleeveless vest. It can be anything from a knee-skimming cardigan to a belted trench-style cover-up. Today on Zeena Uncovered, we're sharing 3 fabulous ways to style your waistcoat. So whether you're channeling girl-next-door vibes, going for a laid-back street look or simply keeping things casual, our style tips are sure to inspire.

Style #1 
For our first look, start with the basics -- a simple long-sleeved black tee and jeans (*two items in every girl's closet!). Take things to the next level with a belted waistcoat that has an attitude all on its own, the Black Trench Vest. By far, this is our absolute favorite layering piece. The draped panel bodice, sharp collar and knee-length design ooze 1990's Matrix vibes. Add interest by topping things off with a bold geometric print wrap. May we suggest the new Chevron Panel Neck Wrap or the limited-edition Patchwork Print Jersey Wrap

 

Style #2 

If sporty-chic is more your style, the Black Trench Vest layers easily over your favorite dress or maxi skirt. Why this works? By keeping to a simple black and white color scheme, we were able to seamlessly blend Bayan's adorable polka dot Kate Spade skirt with a retro logo Nike sweatshirt and a stunning leather boot. Notice the swoosh? The bold yellow tote picks up on that little pop of color for extra punch. As the icing on the cake, the Black Trench Vest gives us just enough of a backdrop to make this look cohesive. Try it as the final touch over any outfit and look pulled together in no time flat.

Style #3 

For our last look, the Lightweight Ruffle Waistcoat is a pretty, yet playful alternative to our popular trench styles. The double cascading ruffles add a delicate edge to this ultra-feminine look. For a Sunday brunch with the crew or a presentation at the office, we love this waistcoat paired with pale pink trousers, a tucked-in blouse, and a nude heel. Keeping things monochromatic allows you to coordinate with soft neutrals -- white, cream and the sweetest shade of Sugar Cookie from our Rhinestone Wraps Collection. 

Which look is your favorite? Cast your vote in the comments below! Not sure which waistcoat works for you? Click here to view the entire collection.
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