How to wear menswear vests

Q. I bought a black, shrunken menswear vest last year from the Gap. I was wondering if they are still in style because I don’t see them in stores anymore. I was just wondering how I can wear it besides the basic very dressy outfit over a button up shirt.

A. Not only are they still in style, but menswear-inspired vests were all over the Spring 2010 runways. Here are some looks from the Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren and L’Wren Scott shows.

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Menswear vests are also a favorite of such celebs as Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Cameron Diaz, Becki Newton and Jennifer Lopez. Here they show some stylish ways to wear your vest: over a feminine blouse or tank top paired with skinny pants and trousers, or worn bare with a skirt or paired with a pencil skirt. The great thing about the vest is you can add your own personal flair to the look.

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Get the look with these options in every price range:

images via instyle.com

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