vests

OOTD

Style Inspiration: The Mighty Boosh Zooniverse Jacket

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It seems strange that just a couple of weekends ago I was all bundled up because the early signs of summer finally hit LA this week. I sweated it out selling at the Rose Bowl Flea Market just this past weekend, but Memorial Day weekend (which is supposed to usher in summer fun) was cold and gloomy! I guess it did give me a chance to wear one of my favorite outfits one last time for the season.

This thrifted vest started its life much longer, but I chopped it since I wanted a more cropped look. That meant I also had to shorten the pockets so they wouldn’t hang out of the bottom! I’ve never actually done that before and it turned out to be super easy. I’ve been super into cutting garments and leaving the edge raw as well. There’s just something casual and kind of punk that I love about the fraying.

Fun fact: I think of this vest as my “Mighty Boosh jacket” because it always reminds me of the zookeeper jackets they wear in season 1 of the show. I’m definitely taking some styling tips from Vince Noir with the scarf too - haha!

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I guess this is also the blog debut of my Ziggy Stardust mullet! It definitely won’t survive the late summer heat (I hate having hair on my neck) so I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts. I think I need to bust out my Bowie costume from a few Halloweens ago and do a photoshoot once it’s gets a bit longer.

Styling Tips

How to Style a Vintage Denim Vest for Every Season

Vests are a super easy way to add extra interest to an outfit, and denim vests are especially versatile. Here's how I'd wear this vintage vest from the 70s (available here in the shop) for every season. A combination of vintage and modern pieces were used in these outfits...just goes to show that styling vintage doesn't have to be complicated. Just use what you already have in your closet!

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A flannel shirt and jeans are a staple during the cold months. Throw on a denim vest and combat boots to really kick winter's ass!

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There's still a little chill in the air, but you're ready to shed your winter gear and bring out the bright colors! Layer up with a long sleeve blouse under a sleeveless jumpsuit so all you have to add is your vest and some cute open toe wedges.

The last thing you want to think about in the heat is layers, but I swear a vest is the best way to add interest to a summer outfit without sweating to death! Throw it on over your favorite floral dress, add a hat and sandals, and you're done.

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There's something about fall that makes me gravitate toward earthy brown tones. Indulge in a little print mixing by pairing plaid shorts with a printed scarf. Just add a graphic t-shirt, tall boots, and your vest. All set!

So that's what I would do! What about you? How would you style it?