What's On Top

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sometimes all an outfit needs is a little attention up top. By adding an eye-grabbing statement necklace or a chic vest, your outfit's dynamic instantly changes. Instead of wearing separates, you've created a cohesive look
In this ensemble I decided to accessorize with a necklace and a vest. I chose a denim vest for a laid-back summer feel and a turquoise necklace for a bold, fresh look. 
This two-toned ring is one of my favorites. I wear it every day and it goes with everything. 
I wish I could do this to my hair myself but unfortunately I can only get this look from my hair stylist. What I would do for my own daily personal hair dresser, am I right ladies?   
I am so drawn to the color turquoise (it reminds me of the ocean) and I think it's perfect for summertime. Wearing it as a statement necklace against a neutral background creates an effortlessly dramatic effect. 
These nude peep-toes have become an instant favorite of mine. They're Clark's, which means they're insanely comfortable, yet the style factor is all there. I love peep-toes for summer because you get to show off your pedi! 
A stack of silver bracelets polishes off any ensemble. 
I can't believe I used to shy away from long skirts just because I'm petite. I've discovered that one of the keys to appearing taller is wearing nude heels. Plus, I love the fit and feel of this Gap piece - I'll definitely be getting a lot of use out of it this summer and beyond. 
Photos by Dan Harper (thanks Dad)!
[vest: Gap, top: Ann Taylor, skirt: Gap, heels: Clark's, necklace: Joan Rivers' classics collection, bracelets: Alex & Ani, Stella & Dot, watch: Invicta

I've wanted this denim vest for quite a while (since last summer to be exact), and I'm so happy to finally have it in my possession. I'm already dreaming up many more looks featuring this little beauty. 

Denim has been on a steady rise for multiple seasons in a row now and it's easy to see why. Denim is classic and versatile. And in vest form, it adds an urban chic appeal to any look. 


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52 comments:

  1. you know, i was thinking that i need a denim vest and I tried exactly one from Gap two days ago!!
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  2. You look lovely:) Like your skirt:)
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  3. you look so cute and stylish , love the length of the skirt and how you paired it with a denim vest !
    xoxo

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  4. Hey darling,
    I love your outfit !
    You look so fab <3

    kisses from Croatia,

    Matea
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  5. You look great.
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  6. you look stunnin Kathleen!!

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  7. I love my denim vest and denim jacket, even when it's over 100 degrees outside here in AZ. :)

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  8. I love this cool summer look, the denim vest looks so relaxed and the long skirt is so elegant. What a wonderful outfit, I also like your eye-catching necklace! You look stunning, girl. Thanks for your lovely comment, following you now as well, xoxo
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  9. You look gorgeous as always. Maxi skirts and a denim vest are two total staples in my summer wardrobe. I feel like I wear my vest like once a week though. It's a bit excessive :)

    xo Jackie
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  10. Really love the denim vest with this outfit, so perfect!

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  11. Oh Kat... You look awesome.
    I love this skirt, It looks adorable on you
    Kisses
    +Maggie D
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  12. Wauw wat zag je er ontzettend leuk uit!!!! Heel gaaf! X

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  13. Loving the pix with the trumpet : ) and this look too. The denim vest trend is so fu. I got together with a friend and we both showed up wearing denim vests! Though mine was technically a cut off. I cut the sleeves off of a white denim jacket as the arms were too short for me.

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  14. I love how you styled the denim vest over a tee! I've been wearing mine a lot this season :)

    -Sharon
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  15. Love the skirt and your long hair! Beautiful!

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  16. Adorable look Kat! You know exactly how to style a maxi skirt! Love everything you wear :)

    xx Mira

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  17. nice look, good blog, i love your outfits.. cool pictures http://jenniquecreatives.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. This look is really cute! I love the combination of the denim vest and the maxi skirt! But I don't like those shoes, I would have worn a pair of flat sandals (perhaps in combination with the necklace!). Btw, this outfit it's perfect on you!

    Kisses,

    Babi
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  19. you look great!!! love the necklace!!

    xo,
    Sandy
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  20. Beautiful, Kat!!! I love this look! So classic! I definitely need to add a skirt like that into my wardrobe! Perfect for play and work! Your hair looks stunning by the way! I know what you mean about hair stylists only being able to give you that certain something...it's because they are magic! I swear!

    xoxo Ashley

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  21. I must say you are dressed simple but tasteful, thank midi skirt fits you perfectly well! You are beautifully gowned, dear! I also like the necklace which you've chosen, it matches the color of denim vest, which is great) Those photographs turned out so beautiful;)
    Wish you a great day ahead!

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  22. Lovely combination of denim and black&white! Your jewelry is so pretty.

    xx,
    Tania
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  23. STUNNING! I love this idea for styling a maxi skirt and denim vest!

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  24. so beautiful.you look amazing,
    cheers

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  25. Your hair looks amazing! It's so unfair that hair cooperates for the hair dresses but not when you try to do it yourself. I'm convinced that at hair dresser school you get some sort of magic hair power or something. lol. Love your outfit too!

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  26. Love the statement necklace! I'm very drawn to turquoise as well! So pretty!

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  27. stunning look! that statement necklace is gorgeous and really gives this look an extra pop! :)

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  28. Your turquoise necklace with the denim vest is such a nice look!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  29. Personally I cannot get enough turquoise, especially in the summer! It looks lovely on you! What a cute way to wear a denim vest!

    Have a lovely day!
    House of Illusions

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  30. I love that necklace!:) Turquoise accessories are so summery!♥

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  31. Girl, you are so beautiful! Love that denim vest with the black maxi. And those nude sandals are gorg!

    Jessi
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  32. Love your accessories for the outfit, very beautiful! The statement necklace looks great along with the whole outfit <3 The last picture is adorable :DDDD

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    xoxo, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

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  33. Loving it…
    See you soon!
    Borka
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  34. You totally look splendid in this look Kat! How could I have never thought of styling denim vest and maxi together- the outcome looks so effortlessly chic! :)
    I think I have said it million times Kat, but you are definitely always rocking the accessories- I love the statement necklace you chose to add to this outfit! Amazing!

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  35. Love this combo! And your accessories are perfect as always!

    KARAMODE

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  36. Love those shoes and that denim vest. You look lovely!

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  37. Lovely outfit you have got there and it's true that accessories plays a big part in adding colors to it and stuff. (: love your shoes, it's really unique and the color look good.

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  38. you look so pretty <3 and your blog is amazing :) I follow you of course! :)

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  39. you look wonderful!
    happy weekend!

    <3
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  40. You look really beautiful. That necklace is gorgeous. I love your style.
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  41. A denim vest is always a great staple!

    xo,
    miranda

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  42. Wow, this outfit is so amazing and your hair... so so pretty. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa <333

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  43. i need a denim vest too. it is a staple for summer i think. I love this look, it is young and fresh just like you girl. I agree the accessories make or break and outfit too and you did well.

    xo
    Sam
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  44. Really love it!
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  45. Like the vest, this combo is simple but trendy at the same time!

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  46. I love this look so much! It is super casual and comfy, yet fun and chic. The denim vest and statement necklace really make this outfit a cohesive look as you said. Your hair stylist did an amazing job! your hair looks amazing :)
    XOXO

    Milu
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  47. You're so adorable. Lovely look <3
    Maybe you want to follow each other?
    Let me know on my blog & I'll follow right away!

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  48. I love how you styled your denim vest, it's very tricky to do that! :) You look super chic with a touch of elegance from of the maxi skirt, it's gorgeous!

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  49. You look so pretty!! Lovely outfit on you! Thank you for stopping by!

    Come back soon to visit me on The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

    Evi xoxo


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  50. Love this outfit! Very stylish! I found your blog from The Style Record's blog link-up, and I love your blog already x

    Francesca // Fashion Dough

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