A while ago I wrote about how to wear a long vest and how I believe it is a great addition to your wardrobe. They are great layering pieces that create interesting (long) lines. I fell in love with this asymmetrical long vest from Stella Carakasi.

It is a very versatile garment that you can wear many ways. I wore mine mainly indoors as it was just too cold for just this vest outside and you would need a big long coat to layer over this to keep warm. Still, it could work outdoors too if you added some thicker sweaters underneath.


Although I have never really been a pastel girl, I just loved wearing those soft colors with white.

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I like the vest with my faux leather skirt too.


When it’s not too cold, you can always use your trusted blanket scarf to keep you warm!


Long vests also look really nice with a dress. When you keep everything underneath in the same color it creates a nice column of color which creates a long and lean look.


Update: I wore this vest in a belted way in The Netherlands, which turned out to be one of my favorite ways to wear the vest. I also have a summer version of this vest.

Your Challenge!

Wear an outfit that features a sleeveless or other long vest. Be creative with layers and create a great silhouette or long lean line! You may like to play with a column of color too. Try to create 2 unique looks.

Want to show me and all the other women in our community your looks? Upload them to the private Facebook forum (style course members only), the 40+Style Facebook page or add a link to your photo in the comments below. If you managed to assemble your own capsule wardrobe, I’d love to see images of that also.

Below are just some of the submitted looks from the previous week.

Skinnies and a top


Pants and blouse / jacket


Cape or poncho


Outfit Details:

White asymmetrical shirt: c/o Stella Carakasi
Cream skinnies: Zara (old)
Faux leather skirt: Zara
Pink sweater: c/o Stella Carakasi
Blanket scarf: Zara
Silk scarf: present from Suzanne Carillo
Jewelry: a/o Suzanne Carillo and Jewelry to your Doorstep
Grey sleevesless long vest: c/o Stella Carakasi
Dress: Porto c/o GetDressed2
Gray asymmetrical T-shirt: c/o Stella Carakasi
Cashmere blue poncho: c/o Black.co.uk
Leggings (worn as tights): Uniqlo
Shoes: Laura Bellariva

Do you like the long (sleeveless) vest? How will you wear it?


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