19 March 2008

WASHINGTON, DC -- At School...Vests Work Best, Howard University



Summer is around the corner and the vestiges of winter’s chilly winds, downcast weather, and dreary skies are slowly making way for the greenery of spring. Fashionably speaking, this transition from the nippy days of fall to the balmy months of summer often poses difficulties for many in terms of clothing choice. Do I brave the slight cold with a cute, almost-summery number or do I dress for the expected elements? These thoughts definitely run through your mind countless times over as you prep your daily outfit. Nevertheless, the flexibility of fashion confers unto us options and it is left to us to seize them.

Enter the vest. Operating as a befitting transitional, season accessory, the vest is becoming a wardrobe must have due to its ability to double as modish windbreaker of sorts. The embrace of the vest among local denizens is in tune with the synergistic relationship that high-end fashion shares with the styles that are unearthed in the concrete jungles of metropolis' worldwide. Proenza Schouler's Spring 2008 collection drew from the aesthetics of street fashion so it was no surprise to see sauntering down their runway several abbreviated vests splashed atop looks. The emphasis on form and clean lines created by the vest flatter the bodice and render it a malleable item in any closet--be it for purely aesthetic leanings or as a light cover from the elements.

On a relatively breezy spring day, I love how these two young ladies incorporated a vest into their personal styles while at the same time being cognizant of the somewhat unkind elements. Job well done and their bags aren’t half bad either!

Photo: Marco Madeira (style.com)

8 comments:

DAV!D said...

Vests for me are purely aesthetic. Don't think I'd ever wear them for functionality... Luv em tho!

miss.fab said...

their purses are actually very cute. and yes i love vests too! i agree with dav!d that they mostly just add spunk to an outfit without really serving any purpose. but i like spunk!

i really love the first look too.

PippyDaYdReAm3r99 said...

I love vests! accompanied by a blazer they can give off an especially tailored look, Im loving the second look, very well put together.

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Anonymous said...

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