Spring/Summer 2012 Trend: The Jacket Vest

Somewhere between the blazer and the vest lies the “jacket vest.” It’s basically a jacket without sleeves. The tell-tale signs are the lapels. Now don’t think you can just go an lobotomize that jacket you have not worn in years (well if you are a good, DIY-er I guess you could). These jacket vests seem to be a little more a-lined and drape at the bottom. This is really a casual look so don your favorite pair of jeans and wear your jacket-vest over a wife-beater and you are good to go. We just love the jacket vest trend for Spring ’12. Perfect for those of us who can’t commit. Here are 10 jacket vests we are digging right now:
1. Brunello Cucinelli Two-Tone Vest, $2190
2. Martin Grant Contrast Lapel Vest, $1545
3. 3.1 Phillip Lim Maxi Vest with Combo Lapels, $695
4. Lanvin Sleeveless Tux Vest Jacket, $3085
5. Yves Saint Laurent Jacquard Peplum Vest, $2490
6. Elizabeth and James Thompson Combo Vest, $325
7. Alexander Wang Holster Vest, $510
8. Jenny Han Sash Vest, $50
9. Roberto Cavalli Snake-print Silk Vest, $3330
10. Tess Giberson Abstracted Blazer Vest, $595
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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