From puffer styles to spike-shouldered denim variations, vests have recently risen to the fashion forefront when it comes to completing a chic summer or fall ensemble, and the leading silhouette in sleeveless layering has certainly come a long way since the dweeby sweater vest! As we reluctantly transition from summer to fall, one thing we definitely can look forward to is more ways to work vests into our wardrobe for maximum cool factor. Leather vests manage to turn any simple tee-and-jeans ensemble into something fresh, new, edgy, and on-trend – and depending on the style you scout out, the possibilities are nearly endless! Burgundy is the season's "It color," and leather pieces are the perfect way to try it out – I love the luxe look of this quilted Theory vest, but if you're into something a bit more moto-chic, try this equally cool Veda Castor vest in ruby. Can't get enough of the utility trend? This cargo-inspired Donna Karan vest has plenty of pockets and looks ultra-fresh in a charcoal hue. But if you love your basic black, try switching things up with this drapey vest from Gypsy Junkies that's both glam-rock and sophisticated!
- Alexandra Gambardella