6 Ways To Wear A Utility Vest For Fall

Fall utility vest outfit ideas - paired with a plaid shirt on pinteresting plans blog

If you’ve followed me on Instagram or Facebook you know I’m a huge fan of my Pleione utility vest.   I don’t just wear a utility vest in fall, I wear it year round.   What I love about this particular utility vest is that it’s longer and cinched at the waist.   I’ll translate that for you: works well with leggings.   So today I wanted to share 6 ways to style a utility vest for fall in collaboration with Nordstrom.

6 Ways To Stay a Utility Vest For Fall

Many of the pieces you see below are things I shared in my fall capsule wardrobe a few weeks back.   I would consider most of the pieces in this post to be closet staples.  Right now I have a boot obsession.  So you while you could get away with fewer shoes than I’m showing – I didn’t want to shelter you from such good options.  Nordstrom has boots in so many styles and price points.   For fall and winter in Connecticut I try not to skimp on quality so you’ll see I invest more in footwear during our snow seasons.

  • Over a T-Shirt and LeggingsFall utility vest outfit ideas - paired with leggings and tee on pinteresting plans blog

      • In early Fall the weather in Connecticut is all over the place.  We have had 80 degree days recently, so an easy way to showcase Fall style without sweating to death is to layer a utility vest over a t-shirt (long or short sleeve).  The Free People tee I am wearing is something I wear all the time because it doesn’t cling to my mid section.  It does run big, I am wearing XS.  Add to that comfort by throwing on leggings!   SHOP THE LOOK:

  • Over a Plaid Shirt  Fall utility vest outfit ideas - paired with a plaid shirt on pinteresting plans blog

    • This is a classic Fall look.  You could have worn this outfit 5 years ago and been as stylish then as you are today.   I love timeless styles and that’s why I would recommend finding a plaid shirt and utility vest that have a very flattering fit.   This plaid tunic is longer which is why I was willing to pay a bit more than other plaid shirt options Nordstrom offers.    Tunic length = appropriate with leggings.  I’m wearing XS in the plaid above for reference.  These pieces will be in your wardrobe for years to come.  SHOP THE LOOK:

  • Over a Dress  Fall utility vest outfit ideas - over a dress on pinteresting plans blog

    • Dress down everyone’s favorite cotton dress.   I am wearing XS so this dress is very fitted -including in the mid section.   While the ruching distracts from that area, I feel more confident adding a utility vest so I don’t put anyone in the awkward position of mistaking my taco baby for a pregnancy.   One of my most popular pins on Pinterest is a way to style a utility jacket over a Summer dress.   For Fall you could also wear a utility vest over a denim or plaid shirtdress.  SHOP THE LOOK:

  • Over A Sweater Fall utility vest outfit ideas - paired with a white sweater and jeans on pinteresting plans blog

    •  Again, this is a classic look that you can wear for years to come.   When I get into an “I have nothing to wear” moment, I utilize these types of outfits because they’re no fail options.  I’m wearing XS in the Caslon sweater above.  SHOP THE LOOK:

  • Over A Striped Shirt  Fall utility vest outfit ideas - paired with a striped tee on pinteresting plans blog

    • Are you sensing a pattern?   The utility vest pairs well with all your closet staples!  This striped tee is long enough to wear with leggings and it just went on sale!!  I’m wearing size XS.  My boots are true to size.  SHOP THE LOOK:

  • Over a Chambray Shirt Fall utility vest outfit ideas - paired with chambray and white skinny jeans on pinteresting plans blog

    • I could do a post with 6 ways to style a chambray shirt for Fall if you’re interested.  It’s another one of those pieces in my closet I find myself reaching for when I’m not sure what to wear.   Invest in one that fits you well because you can wear it year round!  SHOP THE LOOK:

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Fall Utility Vest styled 6 ways on Pinteresting plans Connecticut fashion blog

Which way is your favorite?   I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

I thank you for stopping by!   Make sure to check out Nordstrom for fall fashion on any budget.   I’m loving all the new Caslon and BP pieces they’ve just added.

And thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.  

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  • Briana
    October 8, 2018 at 2:37 am

    I love vest for Fall/Winter! Always so comfy!


    • Rachel
      October 8, 2018 at 1:02 pm

      thanks Briana!!!

  • Pj
    October 11, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Are the Marc Fisher boots comfortable or extremely comfortabe? Do they run true to size? Thank you!

    • Rachel
      October 11, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      I walked a couple miles in them this week when I wore them out to a lunch date with my hubby. They are very comfortable if you are ok with a block heel. I sized up .5 because I want to wear thicker socks in the Winter with these.
      Hope that helps. Thanks for visiting 🙂