Head to Toe Remix: Outerwear

Welcome to this week's installment of the Head to Toe Remix, in which Priya of Perfectly Priya and I attempt to remix neglected items in our closets - started from the head down. Last week we tackled accessories, which brings to the next item down: outerwear. I immediately regretted agreeing to this when I realized how hot it would be. I have plenty of cardigans and jackets that I would love to build an outfit around, but in 90 degree heat? Not so much. Fortunately, I remembered my most neglected item of all in my closet - this Old Navy utility vest. If there's one item that I consistently go back and forth with myself about whether or not I should get rid of it, it's this vest. It doesn't really match the rest of my wardrobe, yet I still love it. Given my collection of white and cream dresses, this challenge made me see that I actually do have quite a bit of items that I can pair it with. I could have easily swapped out any number of dresses, and I still would have been happy with the result. I finally settled on this cream pleated one and pink sandals to give a fairly masculine item the feminine edge I so crave. I'm also glad to learn that it works as a perfect canvas for my ever-growing collection of pins. 

Priya, of course, looks incredible from, well, head to toe. A leather jacket was such a great idea given that you really can never go wrong with remixing it. I never would have thought to pair it with a skirt like this, but I am slightly obsessed with this skirt in particular and the results. Priya, of course, totally knows what she's doing.

Some other ways I've remixed this vest in the past:

I honestly was a little shocked with how many times I've worn this vest on the blog. I was expecting two times, maybe. It's been a year or so since I last styled it, but before that, it was much more of a staple piece than I remembered. 

Vest: Old Navy
Dress, Sandals: Thrifted
Pink camper pin: c/o Luella
Coffee pin: Hello Holiday
Bow pin: vintage 


  1. This is such a good idea--going back to find old items and purposely wearing them... and I love that little vest of yours. It's such a good piece and I can see it going with all sorts of things and sort of transitioning into fall. I feel you with the heat, but you look like a total QT.

    PS) I still haven't put your button up. But it's in my e-mail. And I am all moved in! It's happening.

  2. (apologies if this is a double comment)

    I think the great thing is about this vest is it adds visual interest without being too "outerwear" --> you can wear it in the Summer. Considering how many times you've worn it on the blog (and how great this outfit is!) I'd say it's earned a spot in your closet!

    ♥ perfectly Priya