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How to Wear a Quilted Vest: One Piece Styled Three Ways

1 piece styled 3 ways

You all know how much I love a good style challenge right? The styling aspect of it is a blast of course, but I also appreciate these challenges because they help me break out of the fashion ruts that I tend to get in. Even us fashion lovers get lazy sometimes. And that’s been me lately…lazy, lazy, lazy. Haha! I’ve been working quite a lot and that’s meant some epic yoga pants wearing has been going on. Tim Gunn would be horrified. Just sayin’.

So, I’ve joined forces with Ellen from That Chic Mom and Andrea from Momma in Flip Flops to bring you three takes on a classic winter piece…the quilted vest. And, frankly, this challenge is just what I needed to get me out of those yoga pants! I’ve been following these two fabulously stylish ladies for years and it’s high time we collaborated on something. Am I right?


If you’ve been wondering how to wear a quilted vest, let me tell you, it’s such an easy piece to put an outfit together around. And this type of vest doesn’t have to be put away when winter’s over. In fact, it’s a great season to season transitional piece…whether your transitioning from fall to winter or winter to spring! I chose a CAbi beauty that I picked up a few weeks ago and am enamored with. It’s a fun chartreuse hue that goes great with bold pink lips. You may have noticed that a pink pout has kind of become a signature look pour moi. In fact, I’ll be sharing my favorite new pink lippy with you soon, but I digress…




I chose to style my CAbi vest with a striped tee, distressed jeans, my beloved Rockport buckle riding boots and a bucket bag. It doesn’t get much comfier than this folks. This look is perfect for a mild winter day and mild is pretty much how you would describe most of our winter weather here in Florida. We might not always need coats, but a nice layering piece like a quilted vest comes in handy on those somewhat chilly days. Plus, since this particular vest is such a bold hue, it serves as a statement piece and can totally jazz up my every day neutrals.

So, now that you’ve seen how I’m wearing my quilted vest, head on over and visit my girls Ellen and Andrea to see how they’re wearing theirs!

  • Andrea

    I LOVE this, I own the same vest and adore the look. Mine is a bit too big for me, but perfect for our cold weather here in the midwest. I’ve never thought to pair the green with the stripes & a bold pink lip. Great style inspiration & thank you love for the collaboration.

    Andrea @ #realmomstyle

    February 5, 2015 at 9:46 am Reply
  • Traci

    So cute! I just love the vest trend!

    February 5, 2015 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor

    I have a couple of vests and LOVE them! So versatile!

    February 6, 2015 at 12:13 am Reply
  • Crystal

    I love the yellow! It’s such a bright pop of happiness in the drab palette of winter.

    February 6, 2015 at 1:19 am Reply
  • Caitlin

    Awe this is so fun! I love getting to pair up with my other bloggers friends to showcase a fun look! This is great and super cute!

    February 6, 2015 at 2:15 am Reply
  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Those are all great looks. You’re rocking that yellowish color, too 🙂

    February 6, 2015 at 5:19 am Reply
  • Debbie L.

    I love wearing my quilted vest. I really like the yellow – it is perfect for those cool spring days we have in Wisconsin.

    February 6, 2015 at 5:31 am Reply
  • Ellen That Chic Mom

    I love the bright color of your vest over the stripes, super cute!

    February 6, 2015 at 9:17 am Reply
  • Donella Crigger

    You look fantastic. I love the color, too. Yellow makes me happy, especially in winter. 🙂

    February 6, 2015 at 9:44 am Reply
  • Liz Mays

    I completely love it with that striped top and boots. It’s such a cute piece!

    February 6, 2015 at 10:20 am Reply
  • Lorane

    I like the colour of the Vest and how bright and cheerful it is. I like how you added the Boots with the Jeans. It’s casual but still put together

    February 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm Reply
  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    Super cute and I love how you all styled the outfit.

    February 6, 2015 at 1:27 pm Reply
  • Debi @ Life Currents

    What a cute vest. I have a white one that I love to wear to sporting events.

    February 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm Reply
  • Shauna

    What a fun post and a great way to show one item in new ways. Thanks so much for sharing these. I am off to check out the other blogs. Thanks so much

    February 6, 2015 at 3:04 pm Reply
  • Milena

    Great look! I wish the temps here would get a little higher so I could pull mine back out! It’s 10 today-brrr!

    February 6, 2015 at 4:04 pm Reply
  • Debra

    This is so cute! I love all the different way!

    February 6, 2015 at 4:51 pm Reply
  • Ourfamilyworld (@OurFamilyWorld)

    I really love this style. This CAbi vest with a striped tee looks so stylish

    February 6, 2015 at 4:57 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Brazil

    This is really cute for perfect for a chilly day without looking too bulky. I love the bright color too!

    February 6, 2015 at 6:04 pm Reply
  • Jenny Temcio

    I love the yellow of the vest. It also looks fabulous with those boots. Nice outfit!

    February 6, 2015 at 7:17 pm Reply
  • Kerri

    With all the snow around, I would love this yellow vest to add a little burst of color to my life. Great piece!

    February 6, 2015 at 8:16 pm Reply
  • Brittany

    I am totally not a vest girl but I would rock this in a heartbeat. I LOVE the pop of yellow. It pairs beautifully with your purse.

    February 6, 2015 at 9:28 pm Reply
  • krystal

    That color is SO fun. I’d love to wear something in that shade!

    February 6, 2015 at 11:07 pm Reply
  • Debbie Denny

    I like that vest. Very fresh looking.

    February 7, 2015 at 6:46 pm Reply
  • Melissa Vera

    I need to look into buying a vest. This vest is too cute.

    February 7, 2015 at 8:32 pm Reply
  • Onica {MommyFactor}

    Such a cute quilted vest. I like the color. Really helps to dress up the look when wearing jeans.

    February 10, 2015 at 12:12 pm Reply

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