Tips from a Prep School Graduate:: How to Make a Sweater Vest Look Chic


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How to wear a navy sweater vest from a prep school graduate

Sweater vests are all the rage, and not just for dorks like me. They add a preppy touch of class to an otherwise basic work or school ensemble. They also provide an additional essential layer of warmth for Floridians displaced in Maine– also like me. While all my friends back home complain of 95 degree heat stroke, I’m shivering my face off in literally freezing temperatures by Kyle’s family’s wood stove. Anyway, in my go-to All American fashion, I paired this J.Crew Factory navy sweater vest with a striped oxford and red pencil skirt, all of which I picked up during my last trip to the Freeport outlets.

If you’re not a pencil skirt kind of girl, I’ve paired this same sweater vest-oxford combo with jeans (red, white, or blue) and tall boots for an equally sophisticated, casual look. If you are a pencil skirt kind of girl and you love this bright cerise color, I was just sent an incredibly generous display of MAC’s new Liptensity lipstick collection (full review to come), and I’m wearing Habanero, which matches my skirt pretty darn perfectly, if I do say so myself. Head to the bottom of this post for full outfit details!

How to wear a navy sweater vest from a prep school graduateHow to wear a navy sweater vest from a prep school graduate How to wear a navy sweater vest from a prep school graduateHow to wear a navy sweater vest from a prep school graduateHow to wear a navy sweater vest from a prep school graduate How to wear a navy sweater vest from a prep school graduate How to wear a navy sweater vest from a prep school graduateHow to wear a navy sweater vest from a prep school graduateHow to wear a navy sweater vest from a prep school graduateHow to wear a navy sweater vest from a prep school graduateHow to wear a navy sweater vest from a prep school graduateShop the Look: Sweater Vest: J.Crew Factory, $20 | Oxford: Ralph Lauren, $98 | Pencil Skirt: J.Crew Factory, $54 | Bag: Tory Burch, Out of Stock (Similar) | Heels: Vince Camuto, Almost Out of Stock (Similar) | Watch: Michele, $445 | Bracelet: Kendra Scott Color Bar, $80 (get 50% off during your birthday month with an email and your ID) | Ring: Kendra Scott, $65 (get 50% off during your birthday month with an email and your ID) | Lipstick: MAC, $21

Holy Moly, how is already almost October? Kyle and I are moving into our own place for a few months tomorrow (it has heat– yay!), so I can’t wait to share photos with you guys! Happy almost Friday!

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