a worthy investment?


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As spring starts to warm up my little city, I can feel the real heat coming soon enough. I've loved wearing my denim jacket since I bought it at the end of last summer. It gives feminine outfits a little edge, too put-together outfits a little charm, and totally dressed down items a final touch. With a summer full of music festivals and playing in the sunshine ahead of me, I'm thinking that a denim vest might be a worthy replacement for my jacket during the scorching summer months in Texas.

Is a denim vest a worthy investment? Should I try to thrift one (or even a jacket and lop off the sleeves)? If I thrift my own, I might just have to polka dot it myself because that's too cute to pass up. Or are you loving one of these ready-to-wear styles above? Should I do dark, light, or printed denim? Or none at all?

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  1. Well, if you remember my outfit last Friday you know I would invest! But seriously, I almost returned it so many times because I just wasn't sure if I could pull it off or get a lot of wear out of it. I had a lot of affirmation from my co-workers, though, that I could indeed make it work! So, I went for it and am happy with my purchase. I bought mine at UO.. they are Levi's, but I would totally recommend thrifting it if you can find a good one!

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    1. you are 100% my inspiration behind wanting a denim vest. your outfit at the mixer was perfect and i haven't been able to stop thinking about it!

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  2. I saw that Forever 21 one on a girl on YouTube and I've been obsessed ever since. I used to think vests were gross altogether, and that denim vests were way too grunge for me, but I'm warming up to them so much! I am in love with that polka dot one!

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  3. I don't think I can pull this off but I can totally see you rockin' one of these! You have the kind of style that could make this work. Find one at a thrift store (or fix up a thrifted jean jacket) and give it a try!
    Jenn
    With Luck

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  4. I'm a little scared of vests. BUT I just invested $5 dollars in a thrifted dark wash denim vest with a cut mock leather collar! I'm excited to work it into an outfit soon for spring!

    patternedlove.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this look. #1 is the best cut and color for my taste. I think I would try to find one at a thrift store before I invested a ton of money in a vest. Lol... invest in a vest.
    xo
    Taylor
    nothing but a pigeon

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  6. "dark, light, or printed denim? Or none at all?" Uhm you forgot to put all of the above! I think I would invest in one that I would love forever and then thrift some to play with! A polka-dot DIY would be awesome!

    http://standard-t.blogspot.com

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  7. Definitely try to thrift one! I think they're cute and could replace your jean jacket, but I've seen way too many jean jackets and vests at thrift stores, so I don't think it's something you should spend too much on... nothing over $10 actually haha ;)

    <3 danielle
    goodwillista.blogspot.com

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  8. Love that Madewell one... but I'd probably try to thrift it instead. I love a good thrifting challenge!
    --Lily
    Fifth Freedom Fashion

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  9. Look at the thrift store around you first! Remember fashion comes in cycles and I'm sure this 90's trend can be found for much less than any of these. I like the Urban Outfitters one best, I think a medium colored denim like that would probably go with the most items. Good luck hunting!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  10. If you're thinking just for summer, I would say light wash because it seems to go better withs summer clothes. I don't really believe in investing in summer clothes because you're going to sweat in them and roll them up and put them in a pool tote and spill tequila on them, but that's just me.

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  11. Oh the good old denim vest.... I don't know about spending a lot of money on one but I'd definitely purchase one since I really like the look!
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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