7 Real-Girl Ways to Style a Long Vest

Let's be honest. Most of the time our jackets are draped over our shoulders (for dramatic effect), rendering sleeves completely useless. So why not wear something that not only makes a bold statement but is also practical? Enter our favorite wardrobe basic for this season: the long vest.

Long vests have been around from time to time, but it's finally become a staple piece on both the streets and the runways. To get acquainted with the new basic, we've rounded up some of our favorite outfits on display this Fall. You'll find an array of styles from maxi-length vests to bold-colored vests and vests to top off a dress or to complete a casual look. Get ready to be inspired.

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The subtle matching pattern on the vest and pants gives the look an air of sporty sophistication.

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Eva Chen styled her fur vest like a pro with a dress and comfortable sneakers.

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Take a casual outfit up a notch by pairing a sleek gray vest with a simple tailored top and jeans, giving it the perfect amount of elegance.

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Layering is the best (and chicest) way to stay warm in the cooler months. Wear a vest effortlessly over loose white trousers and a navy turtleneck.

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When you have a favorite color, why not wear it all at once? Top off your matching suit with an equally bold vest.

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Carolina Issa mastered the art of being bold and ladylike by pairing a lavender maxi dress with a long, yellow vest.

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Black is never outdated, as shown by a showgoer who decided to elevate her outfit with a sleek vest.