Get The Look: Kate Bosworth
Kate shows us how to work one of the “it’ fabrics of the spring runway: denim! Vests are great for spring because they add a layered element to an outfit, but are much less bulky than a jacket or cardigan.
Some tips when shopping for a denim vest:
* Choose a light or faded wash. A dark wash looks more Dolly Parton than hipster-cool.
* Always go with a fitted and cropped shape. The best I’ve seen are cut at or right below your natural waist. Anything too long or loose is just a bad grunge flashback a la Phoebe in the 1st season of Friends (I’ve been re-watching, can you tell?).
* Try local thrift stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army-I can’t even begin to describe how many denim vests I’ve seen there.
This denim vest in a medium wash looks great with a basic grey v-neck. Any printed scarf would do, but I chose a simple red tartan scarf, which complements the shimmery black skirt. Throw on a small shoulder bag and some creamy booties and you’re out the door. Don’t forget your sunglasses to shield you from all the papa-papa-razzi(sorry!). Total Outfit: $154 and some change.
* Remember that to pull off this look, some element of your outfit needs to be a little more than casual, like Kate’s skirt with sheen. Otherwise, you end up looking sloppy–or homeless, which is never good(unless, of course, you’re going for MK Olsen’s early 2000’s look).