3 Ways to Style a Utility Vest for Fall

Happy Wednesday lovelies! I don’t know about you all but I’m getting so pumped for Thanksgiving and getting together with all of my family! We’re having an early Thanksgiving dinner this weekend at my brother and sister-in-law’s house, and I’m really excited to see everyone and catch up. Plus, I must admit I’m pretty excited about turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy lol.

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Anyways, I’m so excited to be back today with a fashion post on one of my new favorite items this fall- an olive utility vest! And you’ll never believe where I found it!  Sam’s Club, ya’ll. I know, I know, you’re probably thinking I’m crazy, but seriously how cute is it? This vest features the perfect drawstring waist and the cutest pockets!

If you’ve been debating purchasing a utility/cargo vest for awhile, I’ll just go ahead and tell you it’s such a versatile piece for your wardrobe- most especially in the fall months. Although I styled it three different ways today, I could probably come up with another 5 ways right off the top of my head. Whether you dress it up or down, it looks adorable on literally every shape and this specific one really accentuates the waist. And in case you have zero luck finding one in your local store, I found an almost identical one on Zulily right now!

Outfit 1: Basic Casual- Perfect for everyday wear!

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For this look I paired gorgeous wine colored leggings with a basic black top and cute high heeled boots, and added in a floral scarf to tie it all together.

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It’s such a simple, basic look yet it would look adorable for everyday wear for the Fall season.

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Outfit 2: Chic Fashionista- Perfect for shopping & a lunch date!

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I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to finally break out my black hat this Fall, and it seemed like the obvious choice paired with this utility vest. To complete the look I chose a black and white leopard top, dark skinny denim jeans (cuffed), and super adorable black booties from Target.

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This look is perfect for a day out shopping with the girls or looking super chic while going on a safari- you take your pick! šŸ˜‰

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Outfit 3: Dressy Autumn- Perfect for date night or dinner with friends!

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I cannot tell you how much I love the color of this sweater– it’s so pretty! And when you match it up with this olive colored vest, it’s the perfect choice. To complete this autumn inspired look, I paired it with my fave white skinnies from Belk, added in a gorgeous gold layered necklace, and the softest, suede, over-the-knee boots ever.

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I simply adore the back v-detail on the vest too and how it mimics the look of the over-the-knee boots- so cute!

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So tell me, do you own a utility vest? If not, have I made you jump on the bandwagon? Tell me which look you loved the most in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!-Cara

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89 Comments

  1. Erin | A Welder's Wife wrote:

    I love all of these outfits! This vest is super cute and seems very versatile!

    Posted 12.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Erin! I’ve been able to style it several ways this fall, so it’s definitely been a good piece to have! šŸ™‚

      Posted 12.12.16 Reply
  2. Whitney Jordan wrote:

    So many pretty options! I love the utility vest with the floral scarf and with the animal prints. I also love it with stripes. It’s such a versatile piece that really looks great on everyone.

    Posted 11.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Whitney! I think it looks great with stripes too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  3. chelsea jacobs wrote:

    You look so cute! I love all three outfits!

    Posted 11.18.16 Reply
  4. Erin wrote:

    So many cute ideas. I’m lovin’ the look where you styled it with the hat!
    xoxo, erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Erin! It’s my fave too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.22.16 Reply
  5. Kate @ Green Fashionista wrote:

    I’m super excited about Thanksgiving too! This vest is perfection, and I especially love it paired with the leopard and the red <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I definitely enjoyed early Thanksgiving yesterday with the fam! It was delicious! Thank-you šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  6. adriana wrote:

    I love the way it looks with the leopard print, so pretty! Utility vests are my favorite!

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! I liked that pairing too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  7. Jennifer wrote:

    So adorable as always. I love utility vests. I actually got one for my sister this year for Christmas and I know Andy got me another one too, haha.

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! They’re cute pieces, right? Glad to hear you like them too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  8. Sarah | Loving Little Dixie wrote:

    I need that vest in my life! Love how you styled it. I keep talking about how much I want a military green vest or jacket, but I still don’t have one!

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Hope you can find one that you like soon! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  9. ellesees.net wrote:

    Finally got one, so I’m glad to have ways to style it!!!

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Woo-hoo! I’m loving mine and how versatile it is! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  10. Kiara Catanzaro wrote:

    I love all three looks but I think the last one with the OTK boots is perfect for fall! Love the vest you have–I need one for myself! šŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing, Cara!

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Kiara! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  11. Kristin Cook wrote:

    Oooo! I particularly like the second look. I think the black and green look good together, and there’s something about that combo with the jeans that I really like. I don’t have a utility vest. Maybe I can find one šŸ™‚

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I think just about everywhere has them these days, so hopefully you can find a good deal on one! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  12. Melanie wrote:

    I love all these styles but number two is my favorite!! Super cute. Loving this style on you Cara ?

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Melanie! The second look is my fave too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.22.16 Reply
  13. Ashley wrote:

    So cute! You definitely inspired me to pull out my utility vest! I think the second look is my fave!

    xo Ashley

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! I loved pairing it with animal print! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  14. Angelle Marix wrote:

    You are just stunning!! I am loving all three ways that you styled this vest ā¤ļøā¤ļø It’s my favorite vest for sure.

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much! It’s one of my new fave pieces! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  15. Rachel wrote:

    These looks are so fab! I really love that first one. Hooray for fall clothing!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Rachel! I love the fall season- kinda sad it’s almost over!

      Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  16. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins wrote:

    I wanted to get an olive utility vest last year but couldn’t find one at a good price. This year I snagged on from Kohl’s for $17 (on sale and with a coupon) and I love it!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Woo-hoo! My kind of deal right there! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  17. Shannon wrote:

    Love how you styled this vest! All three looks are perfect!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Shannon! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  18. Lexi wrote:

    Girl! You are rocking this look! I’ve been on the hunt for a vest just like this!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!! Haha leave it up to me to find it in the most unlikely store. It’s a great piece! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  19. Leanna DeFrancesco wrote:

    Such cute outfits! I’d never think to pair a vest with a leopard print top. It looks great! Definitely going to reconsider getting myself a vest.

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Leanna! I definitely recommend one! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  20. Amanda Kruse wrote:

    Utility vests are such a great staple to have! I love the way you styled it in your first look!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Amanda! I like that look too- it’s simple yet cute! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  21. Jackie wrote:

    So cute!! I love that vest..so versatile!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It really is a versatile piece perfect for Fall! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  22. emelia wrote:

    All 3 ways are beyond cute. LOVE these pictures! You look so beautiful!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Emelia! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  23. Jessica Sheppard wrote:

    Oh, i love how you have styled all 3 looks! This vest is the perfect color, works with everything! Gorg pics too!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Jessica! It is a versatile color/piece!

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  24. Sarah Bell wrote:

    Ahhh I’ve been wanting a utility vest and your post only makes me want one more! Thanks for the inspiration šŸ™‚

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re so welcome! Not only does it work well for the fall months, but you can even style it in the spring/summer paired with cute tanks/maxi dresses. šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  25. Sharon wrote:

    Wow you are so incredibly pretty! I love how you’ve styled this vest šŸ™‚

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw thank-you! It’s a great piece to have in your wardrobe for Fall! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  26. Mistle wrote:

    How awesome that you found that vest at Sams. I love all of the looks! The second one is my favorite. There are so many great ways to incorporate a vest into your look.

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I figured at the time if I didn’t love it, it wasn’t too expensive, but I’ve ended up loving it so much! Such a versatile piece! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  27. mary barham wrote:

    I LOVE that vest!! i have had my eye on one… now I am going to buy it… copying your style!
    THEFOREVERTEACHER

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Go for it! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  28. SMD @ Life According to Steph wrote:

    I love it best with the burgundy pants!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Those leggings are so soft (they’re fleece lined) šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  29. Andrea Nine wrote:

    Oh I LOVE them all but my favorite has to be the pop of red with a white jeans! You are so so cute and I love the versatility you showed us!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It’s always fun styling an outfit different ways! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  30. Lily wrote:

    Looking gorgeous, Cara! I especially love the second look.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lilyļ»æ

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Lily! It’s my fave too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  31. Colleen @ 50 Days of No Grey wrote:

    I recently bought an olive coloured utility vest and I love it!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s weird because you wouldn’t think a utility vest would be that versatile, but it definitely is! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  32. Christine from The (mostly) Simple Life wrote:

    Really cute! I never know how to wear something like that.

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Hope the styling tips helped! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  33. Emily wrote:

    I love all of these looks. I think the first one is my favorite! Definitely need to pick up a utility vest… they’re so versatile!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Emily! I couldn’t believe how many different looks I came up with once I started thinking about it. Such a versatile piece! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  34. Tanya Dufour wrote:

    I actually do not own a utility vest! I wish I did. I LOVE all 3 outfits that you created but the first is my favorite.

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! The color possibilities with that look are endless too- you could switch up the leggings, top, and scarf to create several different looks. šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  35. Nadine wrote:

    Ahhhh I love all the ways you have styled this vest and each look is so different. I especially love the animal print with it, that is so different.

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I like that one too and actually wore it to work last week, minus the hat. šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  36. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    All the looks – FAB!!!!!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  37. allison wrote:

    I love this! So cute and a great fall look!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  38. Sierra wrote:

    Such a fun vest! You styled it perfectly. I love your basic casual look and could definitely see myself wearing this. Beautifully Candid

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Sierra! I like the casual look too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  39. Summer @ Coffee With Summer wrote:

    The second way has to be my favorite!! I love the utility vest paired with the hat!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Summer! I love that hat for fall! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  40. Sarah Jean Althouse wrote:

    All super cute but my favorite is the one with the infinity scarf!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Sarah! I like that one too- it’s simple but cute! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  41. Pamela wrote:

    Love all three of these looks! It’s amazing how good a utility vest looks with everything! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Pam! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  42. Shaylynn Cherry wrote:

    I love love love that vest – and pairing the olive green color with those wine legging was such a great idea! I’m so thankful you posted a similar one. I’ll definitely have to grab it! It’s so cute!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! It’s a super versatile piece that’s perfect for year round wear! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  43. Kandy brown wrote:

    I don’t wear vest but these styles are great. I might have to go buy some now.

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It actually keeps you really warm too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  44. Erica Valentin wrote:

    Perfection! I I keep saying I’m going to get myself one of these and I haven’t yet…….Definitely need to though! I love the look with the white jeans too! Looks fab!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Erica! It’s a great, versatile piece! šŸ™‚

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  45. candy wrote:

    Thank you for this, I was given a utility vest and wasn’t sure what to do with it. Now I know and it couldn’t look better.

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      So happy to help, Candy! I’m sure it will look great!

      Posted 11.20.16 Reply