I've been seeing too many girls looking far too cute in their little olive green utility vests lately. It's a look I wasn't sure I could even pull off until I randomly bought this black one
. I really wasn't even looking, but randomly found this one at Forever the other day and decided to give it a try. It has all of my requirements - a drawstring to define the waist a little better, a little bling, and it was cheap (ish. $35 for Forever 21 is high on their end, but still not a deal breaker).
To avoid looking like I was trying to enlist, I paired it with a lace skirt to sweeten the whole outfit up a little. We spent the evening on a patio downtown and I didn't once overheat. Mission accomplished, sleeveless coat. PS - I love Merrick's Art's take on Five ways to wear a utility vest
! I'll be trying them all now.
Vest, Forever 21 (exact
Skirt, Forever 21.
Sunglasses, c/o Michael Kors.