Easy Outfit Upgrade: Throw On a Suit Vest

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Throw On a Suit Vest(Source: Getty Images; FameFlynet Pictures, Getty Images)

Us ladies have it good when it comes to wardrobe options. Unlike our male counterparts, whose closets are largely limited to pants and shirt variations, women's clothing truly runs the gamut. Once in a while, however, it's worth borrowing from the boys. Take, for example, the suit vest. It looks all business but welcomes play without the restriction of sleeves.

When designers reinterpret this classic look for women, the vest goes through a creative transformation outside the three-piece suit. It's a quick, easy way to upgrade any outfit with a polished finish.

Olivia Palermo recently wore the trend with a vibrant orange, oversized piece to brighten up her black-and-white dress. 

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Emma Stone stuck to neutrals with her choice of suit vest. This one featured a unique, boxy cut.

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Diane Kruger went even more classic with a buttoned-up vest paired with printed pants.

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Try the popular style yourself. Channel Palermo with a yellow double-breasted style ($40), keep things prim and proper like Kruger by wearing a closed navy vest ($149) or wear yours open like Stone with a white structured design ($99). Perhaps, if your boyfriend doesn't mind, you could even just snag one from his closet and give it a go.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Throw On a Suit Vest

(Source: Nordstrom, Romwe, Saks Fifth Avenue; Adriana Papell Boyfriend Vest, $149; Romwe Double-breasted Sheer Yellow Vest, $40; Eileen Fisher Shawl-Collar Long Vest)
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