There is just something about fall that refreshes me. Pumpkin everything, sweaters, boots/booties and the cooler weather all make me so happy. I also love that fall is about the wardrobe basics. Don’t get me wrong, I am all about (some) trends. I LOVE adding new trendy pieces to my wardrobe, but the most exciting thing for me recently was when I was pulling my fall clothes from the off rack and realized that most of my clothes from previous years still look current. Being a fashion blogger, I feel obligated to keep up with the latest styles, and the fact my fall clothes weren’t out of date was a pleasant surprise.
One piece that I think every fall wardrobe needs is a utility vest. I’m not usually drawn to army green, but I just love a utility vest. Back in the spring, I wrote about it being a wardrobe essential here, but it is also a fall staple too. One of my favorite ways to style a utility vest for fall is wearing a striped shift dress and riding boots. It is the perfect casual fall look! The vest runs big; I recommend sizing down. I found this dress for only $13. It runs small, so I recommend sizing up.
Vest | Dress | Similar Boots | Similar Necklace | Similar Purse
Cute outfit! Are there other ways to wear the vest? I like versatility in my wardrobe pieces.
Thank you so much! Oh yes absolutely. A utility vest can be worn with jeans, skirts or dresses. I am sure I’ll share another post later in fall with it restyled.
Such a cute outfit! I love the utility style for fall!
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Thank you so much, Taylor! I do too because they’re so versatile.
You look so cute! I love utility vests for the fall months! It pairs well with just about any look!
Thank you, Cara! Yes, they really are so versatile, which is why I LOVE them.
This is definitely one of my favorite looks!! Such a cute outfit!!
Thank you so much, Kaitlin! You’re the sweetest.
Love this look Court! Perfect fall look!
I love everything about this outfit! I saw a utility vest at Marshal’s last year and I regret not buying it. I have a dress that is kind of similar to this, but white and gray stripes, so I will have to keep my eye out for a good vest!
Thank you so much, Katie! I do that all of the time. I bet you’ll find a cute vest!
This is such a perfect layering piece for this time of year! Love the look! XO
Thanks, Jessica! It really is. It adds a lot to an outfit.
Love the vest! Army green is seriously one of my staples for fall.
Thank you so much, Katherine! I used to not go for army green, but it really is a neutral and now I am loving it.
love this look! really ties it together
Thank you so much, Jessica!!
Vests don’t make sense in my climate, but I agree with you about the utility vest being a fall essential! I just bought a utility jacket from old navy and I’m in love.
It takes a while for us to be able to wear vest, since it’s so hot. When it finally cools down vests are my go to. Ahh I bet it’s so cute.
Hi Courtney you have taken the utility vest and made it look fabulous with the striped dress which I love on you! The riding boots and purse style it up too. Have a beautiful day, Hugs, Terri xo.
Thank you so much, Terri! Happy Tuesday.
I love this outfit! I have two utility vests that I cannot wait to bust out this fall!! Love you how styled this one!
Thanks, Candace! Utility vests are the best!!
I have been wanting to invest in a utility vest! I just love the one featured in this post! You did an awesome job styling it too. I’m drooling over your boots! 🙂
Thank you so much, Lindsey! <3 I love a good vest for fall, since it doesn't get cold here until December .