The way the vest (or waistcoat) is used so casually now has definitely caused a huge revolution, as it was previously only used for formal occasions. That is certainly something of the past. We all know how difficult it is to choose what to wear, and most of the time choose the simplest outfit if we're in a rush. However, with the ways vests are used now, you can almost instantly edge up your outfit by simply adding a vest to it. Not to mention, it is light, perfect for the breezy weather we've been having down under.
The vest is also a great way to balance your outfit as it plays a lot with proportions. For those with longer torsos, the vest is an excellent solution. Moreover, this classic piece is not only for men. It is the one of clothing I am glad was made unisex. Especially now with the various fashion movements and up and coming designers, the designs are getting more and more creative, making it even more fun for us girls when dressing up (i.e. during our playtime).
Ladies, Club Monaco is the first place I would go to when looking for a vest, the downside is that they are very seasonal, so I would have to stock up on fur vests now as it is currently nearing winter in New York. Club Monaco's Cecilia Shearling vest, in particular, is to die for. As for the men, check out the Basement at Myer. You will definitely find edgy and casual vests there. However, if you are after something more formal, I highly suggest getting a tailored made three-piece suit. It will probably be expensive but to be honest, you only need one good suit. And when you are killing them ladies, looking all sauve, the price tag will just magically disappear!
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