Monday, May 8, 2017

Lace Up Hard Ware Vest, Extra Long Sleeve Top + Culotte: An On-Trend Look



Lace up detailing makes a very bold fashion statement and thankfully are not restricted to one style of clothing, rather they're universal, featured on shorts, pants, dresses, tops, sandals, boots, leggings and even lingerie. They add an extra dose of fab and an edgy touch to any look.  

I’m pretty sure all Zara enthusiasts are familiar with this vest. Zara opened a new store in a nearby mall and I snagged this when I walked in to check it out. Before I walked in, my daughter made me repeat ‘I will not buy anything’ a few times. I came out with a handful of bags and ‘babe, I can explain’. The retort <<< don’t tell me they’re all trending or on sale so you had to get them>>> was hilarious but I kept a straight face. Who laughs when they’re being reprimanded by their 14 year old daughter! 

How to Style
It's doesn't get any more effortless and versatile than a vest. Even more fabulous if it features lace up detailing. 
Throw it over anything! Seriously guys, that just about sums it up! 

Want a look that is as effortless as it's cool? Grab that vest and done it over a tank for a Summer ready look. Bare arms are in!

Vests especially long ones are very versatile. You can create many looks around this staple using pieces you already own. Shop your closet!

1. Throw it over a denim on denim for an instant upgrade.

2. A vest over a tank dress is one way I love to rock this trend. Remember this look here?

3. Stripes are in. A vest in a non competitive color over stripe dress breaks up a monochrome and looks very clean and polished. 

4. Pencil skirts! Who doesn't love them! For an elegant business look, throw on a vest over a classic white shirt neatly tucked into a pencil skirt. Finish with pumps and look totally boardroom ready!


Are you getting an itch to do some vest shopping? I can't link mine on Shopstyle or Reward Style but theres this, this and this that I'm loving just as much.

Today’s Look
I’m sporting an ultra stylish lace up vest with my trendy old faithful extra long sleeve shirt that I wear the heck out of. Yeah that one, and please don’t roll your eyes at me for that, Ha! This is just the beginning, you’ve seen it many times in the past and will see it a lot more times. A pair of matching culottes completed this polished and sophisticated look. 

Your thoughts?


Deets
Vest - Zara (here)
Culotte - Zara (here)
Shirt - W Concept (here)
Heels - Christian Louboutin (here)
Bag - YSL (here)

Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...



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60 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful black and White outfit, hun! This lace-up maxi vest is just amazing!
    xx

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  2. Great tips my dear! You look wonderful in this chic outfit, I love your vest :-)

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  3. You look amazing Idu and I love your entire look plus those swoonworthy YSL !
    Love,
    Nilu Yuleena Thapa
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  4. I am so loving how you styled this vest, Idu! Very chic as always:) I do agree that a vest is such a versatile piece that you can wear with anything.
    Happy Monday!

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  5. What a stylish combo! I love how you paired those culottes with a long sleeves vest. That white shirt is also gorgeous....and love the sleeves! The flare/wide sleeves are such a sweet trend. I couldn't help noticing your necklace as well. It's so cute. I love the sailor pedant, it's not something I would expect to see as a pedant on a typical tattoo choker necklace....and that makes it even more interesting.


    Perfect bag and stilettos...I do love that dark purple shade on your YSL bag...it matches with your purple lip nicely.The black manicure was also a great choice. All together, such a gorgeous and well put together look. Very elegant and chic, but with some fun accents. In my book, that's pretty much perfect.

    p.s. How funny you rediscovered an animal item in your closet as well? ...and yes, I read that black tea contains more caffeine than coffee. That is why I try to avoid it if I already had coffee. Better not overdo it, or we really might end up staying up all night... :)

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  6. Haha, that convo between you and your daughter is too cute! She has one fashionable mommy that's for sure and I still can't believe you're a mom of 4, right?! You look amazing! That said, I love the vest, it's such a great and versatile piece; I love the way you've styled it here. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great week ahead, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  7. I've been hearing about the lace up trend. I've been seeing it in tops, dresses etc. Great look Idue! I love that bag and your heels.
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  8. I like vests and I like lace up. I just ca´t get on board with the culottes.
    And your daughter - hilarious. My daughter recently told off my father for taking a second helping of chocolate. There is a : One piece after lunch rule in our family and she takes it very serious. It was very hard to keep a straight face, but he did very well and apologized to her.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  9. Hahaha, it is usually the other way around. Yes I did eye this vest at Zara and I almost bought it. I love how you styled it. Just gorgeous. But can we talk about the bag? I die! Love it!!

    Allie of
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  10. omg this vest is adorable. You look amazing in this hairstyle.

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  11. I absolutely love this outfit! The black and white combination is a classic and you added here your personal twist to the combination and make it your own. Obsessed with those Louboutins, by the way!
    xx

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  12. Well if anyone knows how to make a fashion statement, it would be you Idu! The lace up detailing on this vest is stand out for sure. I bet you and your daughter must have the cutest relationship based on that little exchange ;p

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  13. Haha...laughing at being reprimanded by a 14y old. I can totally relate. My kids ‘try’ to get me to “walk straight” and attempt to admire outfit pieces when at the mall...haha! Anyways, your look is very polished and sophisticated...echoing you. I love the lace up vest and how it paired with the culottes and shirt...Love that shirt too. Carry dey go, Nwanyioma!

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  14. Fabulous look and that vest is TDF. Enjoy. . .

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  15. Super gorgeous as always my dear!
    Have a nice day!
    Emma
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  16. You are always so chic and you have got the best accessories ever!
    Love, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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  17. You look Amazing! I like your shoes! 😘😘😘

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  18. This is so nice!!!

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  19. Dear beautiful Idu! After reading your fantastic tips I really must wear my vests again. Although I have to admit my vests aren't as beautiful as your perfect lace-up vest. And I love it so much how you have styled this amazing piece! Thanks for the helpful inspirations.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  20. Love the oversized hardware on this vest. Such a nice twist on a classic piece. Happy Tuesday, Idu!

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  21. fantastic post dear :) like it!

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  22. Stripes are ALWAYS in for me, Idu and to me they are classic and timeless. You look very sophisticated here mama, you rocking that outfit as always!

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  23. Wow! You look so pretty!!! Love the combination of outfit!
    xx

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  24. Awesome outfit!
    Have a nice week!
    Gil Zetbase

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  25. Hahaha! I can totally understand you Idu! Near to my place there are a huge Zara, Mango and H&M stores and "casually" I'm happen to take a stroll there pretty often when I go back home, and it's really impossible not to buy anything!^-^
    Anyway extra long vests are so trendy right now and I love how they dress up every outfit! You look so sophisticated and cool!
    XO
    S
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  26. Fabulous outfit, your vest is perfect and I love your heels. Kisses :)

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  27. This is a gorgeous work outfit look i my opinion. Love the entire look.

    Bernie, xx
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  28. You look absolutely amazing, Idu! I'm in love with your bag! You are such a beautiful fashionista!Perfect as always darling!
    Thanks for being an inspiration!
    Much love, Len
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  29. I love your tips girl! I mean, sometimes, it's hard for me to get the idea out of the clothes! You look very pretty too! <3


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  30. That vest is very cool and I like your anchor necklace. Looking gorgeous, dear!

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  31. Great post, I like it :)fantastic outfit :)

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  32. This look is so professional chic! Beautiful bag and love the details in your vest :)

    Erica
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  33. Volvemos a la tendencia de los chalecos largos que tanto me gusta. El que llevas con ese cierre cruzado es maravilloso!!!
    Siempre estás espectacular!
    Besitos belleza, Emi

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  34. The whole outfit is just perfect! I always fell like culotte make me look super short. Maybe with heels like you, I might give it a go. You look fabulous as always!
    I'm crazy about ZARA too. :))

    xo,
    Tania
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  35. You definitely convinced me to click on the link, Idu! This vest is so chic! I love how you style it here. You look gorgeous in black and white.

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  36. Oooooh wow! I want that vest and I want it now! I am seriously thinking about stopping by Zara today. Such an incredible versatile piece. I love the bold lace-up detailing. As always you look absolutely gorgeous. I love how your lip color matches your fabulous bag #want.

    p.s. How cute is your daughter. This story made me chuckle lol.

    Enjoy a spectacular day babe.

    xx Tamara Chloé

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  37. Great look. Zara is one of my favorite brands.
    xx
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  38. Love this way of styling a vest over a shirt! Great to hear you have your favourite pieces as well...the shirt is a perfect classic!
    Have a lovely week!
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  39. I think you have a great idea for your outfit this is chic and elegant
    Kisses

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  40. YOU a the chicest mom ever! Love the whole look and I'm swooning over your handbag!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  41. Beautiful, chic look! Love all the pieces, and your bag - love struck!

    Funmi x
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  42. Amazing layering Idu, and the bag is a gem! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  43. I see that the culottes trend is coming back. I love your bag and the heels!

    ANOUK

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  44. Lindo look arrasou, obrigado pela visita.
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  45. lovely outfit! I really love the vest and the beautiful handbag! Gemma x
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  46. You always look so flawless, I especially love your hair and makeup, every single time you look fantastic. Lace up looks so pretty on you, it's a trend I've been a bit scared to try :)

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  47. You must be one of the most stylish women "I know"! I just adore everything about this outfit. It's feminine yet edgy, timeless yet different, elegant, fun... It's perfect and you look perfect as well! <3

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  48. Perfect sense of style.
    Great styling on high heels.
    Regards
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  49. Ohh! darling you look amazing.I totally love everything about this look.Keep up the wonderful inspirations coming

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  50. Looove the YSL bag, such a lovely color!
    LA VEINE

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  51. OMG you look amazing, babe!! Love this outfit!

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  52. Thank for your visit! Have a lovely Day! 🌷🌷🌷

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  53. stunning as always
    I love this paring ,is so chic

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  54. What a fun vest! I can see why you just had to have it, the lace-up trend is so big at the moment and it's a nice twist on a classic black vest :)

    Hope you have had a wonderful weekend :)

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  55. I don't blame you for ignoring the promises to your daughter & snagging that vest. I wanted it so badly. I couldn't find it in my size, and Zara sizes are mostly for skinnies like toi ��. You look gorgeous in everything, darling. Styled right, with the trumpet sleeves. xo

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  56. So elegant and classy! You have such an amazing sense of style!
    xx
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