Hosting Style for Everyday Women
by Kéla Walker
It’s kinda krazy to me how trendy the color black is right now. I mean isn’t that the last color you want to wear in summer…yet here I am rocking the always stylish / NYC color in the dead of it. To lighten the load I topped the look with this menswear inspired white tuxedo vest which I was challenged to style
This vest actually belongs to my one of my great girlfriends who swear she never has anything to wear (that is until I go into her closet and show her a ton of ways to maximize her kloset). This tuxedo vest is one of the many pieces she has complained about not knowing how to wear (another one was this skirt) . Despite giving her a number of suggestions, she’s still never worn it and challenged me to kreate a look with it. You know I love a vest (as shown here) so Challenge Accepted!!! A tuxedo vest like this with the contrasting lapels is the perfect piece to mix things up in your look. It was a great touch to the all black look and gave the ‘fit a formal and chic menswear inspired feel. Its’s a no brainer to wear the vest with black or white but the tuxedo style would also look great with red and other bold kolors. And it doesn’t have to always be work formal; I’ve also styled the piece with my weekend wear; dressing it down for a perfectly balanced fun and fab look (get a glimpse here and follow me on Instagram to see more of my weekend style).
What do you think of the menswear inspired tuxedo vest – could you style it in your kloset?
Today’s Kloset Pull
Vest ~ Borrowed from friend (Here) | Shirt old ~ Target | Skirt old ~ Club Monaco (komparable) | Shoes ~ Prabal x Target | Purse old ~ H&M (komparable) |Sunglasses ~ NYC vendor | Necklace ~ Forever 21 | Bracelets ~ Assorted