all photography by Kendra Maarse 
Long vests for the fall are a great way to incorporate layers while still looking chic. Nordstrom has some beautiful long vests this season. I love this one that I’m wearing because it is super soft and hits at a great length. Its long and dramatic, but it’s lightweight so it doesn’t look too dressy for a day running errands. Long vests elongate your body if you style them just right. Here are a few tips on how to style them:

  • Balance your lengths. If you are wearing long vest, make sure the top underneath it is shorter, hitting around your natural wait. The top I have on is pretty long, so I tucked it in a bit in the front to balance out the proportions.
  • Go for a neutral. With so much fabric, long vests can come across as dramatic. But make it work for an everyday look by going with a more neutral color like a gray or a camel color, like this beautiful one. 
  • Add some height. You don’t want to look like you are drowning in the vest, so elongate your legs and offset the longer length by adding some heeled booties or pumps. This way it will look like you are wearing the vest rather than the vest is wearing you. 

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