Vested (See Jane Wear)

Old Navy vest, F21 tank, Saint Grace maxi skirt (similar), Prada wedges, Chloe bag (similar)

Sometimes, I think mid-summer dressing can be monotonous; it seems like the only options are dresses shorts.  Rinse and repeat.  (Note: no complaints from me, though–I dream about 88 degree days for about nine months out of the year!)  Come July, I’m normally in a clothing rut.  I’m hoping this lightweight vest will help me spice up the ol’ wardrobe; it’s the lightweight layering piece that I probably don’t need–perfect!

51 comments

  1. Haha, I loved that phrase "it's the lightweight layering piece I probably don't need – perfect!" That makes me feel better about a lot of my recent summer purchases!

  2. Love the striped skirt. I have the same one and I have been wearing it high-waisted with a skinny red belt and black tank with a few swipes of red lipstick. Probably too wintery for summer, oh well!

  3. I feel the exact same way about summer dressing. I can't deal with the humidity in New York and half the time I end up in a tank top and shorts which I find so dull.

    I love the idea of adding a lightweight vest, however! Great find!

  4. Very cute, summer-y outfit! I'm also looking at investing on a jean jacket and vest… It's one of those pieces that I keep NOT buying. – Carla

  5. I couldn't agree with you more! As much as I look forward to summer (every year), I keep forgetting how the heat and humidity (I'm in NYC) makes it unbearable to wear anything other than dresses or shorts/skirts and a loose tank. That denim vest is such a great buy and pulls together your look quite nicely – I might have to pick one up myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

    xo,
    Luna
    theredtrousers.com

  6. i love the ease of summer dressing, when you don't have to worry about too many layers! this is a great outfit jane!

    xo julesinflats.blogspot.com

  7. I've been sticking with casual, breezy garments lately…it's 100 degrees in Mpls today! Just wore my striped maxi this weekend…am definitely going to take your cue and throw on some denim on top next time.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  10. I like the vest! I feel the opposite about summer clothing- I find winter dressing to be boring- just jeans and sweaters. I guess you could make the argument about any season, really. Your skirt reminded me that I need to put some use into my maxi dresses.

  11. I love the dark striped skirt paired with brown color accessories.I also find the combination of stripes and denim fabric relaxing and casual. I am trying to do the "Striped dress 5 days/5 ways challenge." So please come and check it out. 🙂

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