I am so excited to bring you a new three part series with nine of my fellow bloggers and friends. Over the next three weeks, I will be showing you my take on Fall clothing, must-haves, and trends. Everyone of course will have their own thoughts on their respective blogs, so be sure to stop by to do some comparisons! Keep in mind that I live in southern California, and we really don't experience much of your traditional Fall weather. It does cool down some especially at night, but there isn't a need for coats, boots, or heavy jackets on most days. My portion of the series will reflect that, but I do think anyone can heed some of my suggestions. I hope you enjoy!


Today I'm showing you how to maximize a key piece that I think was a huge trend this Summer. It definitely works for Fall too, and I think anyone can benefit from having one in their wardrobe. If you don't own one yet, put it on your list!

The Utility Vest:

Here is how I chose to style my olive utility vest in Summer. Although layering is completely impractical during the hot months, I was able to incorporate it on top of a girly white dress. I remained cool, but the extra addition revved up the fashion factor and created a more interesting look. It took a frilly frock in a different direction. I wore my vest a ton as a topper to my favorite little dresses, as well as with tees and denim shorts.

For Fall:
It's super easy to make this key piece work in cooler weather. I plan on wearing mine with dark denim and classic accessories to keep the look sleek and polished for Fall. You can mix it up with practically anything already hanging in your closet. You could even layer it over a long sleeve dress, booties, and tights. Take your pick! This staple is fool-proof, which is why I think the transition works from Summer into Fall.


  1. The utility vest is one of the most versatile pieces for sure.


  2. This is such a great piece that is perfect for year round. Love it on you!

  3. I love my utility vest. It's such a great piece for all seasons!

    Fizz and Frosting

  4. I wear my utility vest constantly, so it is definitely a summer to fall must have! Great look!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  5. Oh what a great choice for summer-to-fall. You and Caryl and Rachelle have convinced me of the usefulness of this piece...I just need to find the right one. I do especially like how it gives the extra layer/detail as a jacket would but without quite as much warmth!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  6. Such a fun collaboration from some of my favorite ladies! A utility vest is a great piece to have. Vests are the perfect transition piece too. So cute!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. Yes! I could not live without a utility vest or seven in my collection! I love how you wore it over a frilly dress! My mind forgets about vests in the summer but I have to change that because it looks amazing with that dress!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

  8. A utility vest is suuuuch a great early fall piece- or a piece to make California FEEL like fall! :) Love the look, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. I love that utility vest. That's one thing I haven't added to my wardrobe yet. It's such a versatile piece. I love how you styled it over the dress--so cute!

    Styled Adventures

  10. I need to pull out my utility vest! It really is a great layering piece! Love how you styled it for summer!

  11. I love how you paired it with the dress - I would have never thought to do it but it looks perfect. I don't hve an olive vest but I do have a similar jacket - and I live in mine 😋

  12. Thank you ladies so much for reading! It has been really fun to see what some of you chose for part 1 of this series ;)


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