I’d love to see a column about vests. I have a jean vest that I adore but I am running out of ideas for it. Putting it on over a sweater or long sleeve T-shirt is getting old. I’d like to explore multiple layers but haven’t had much luck.
Same with mixing patterns with the vest. It’s a plan vest but patterns with a vest just don’t look right to me for some reason.
Your vest can dress down a dress to make it more casual. It can be used to add an extra layer with some coloured jeans (generally I’m not a big fan of the ‘denim suit’).
A vest works well over a tank top or a long sleeve, slim fitting knit top. It can become too bulky if you try and put too many layers underneath as denim can be a little stiff.
When putting a pattern with your vest, you can look for a relationship between the denim and the colours in the pattern (it’s still a blue and needs to go with the colours in the pattern). Plus denim, usually being a soft and more muted fabric, won’t work as well with a really brightly patterned top, stick with patterns that aren’t too high contrast or dominating. Think like with like when mixing patterns with your denim vest.