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Monday, 9 January 2017

Cashmere Knitted Waistcoat (Vest) | Layering Brown & Blue

Cosy cashmere waistcoat | Layered dresses | |Leopard shoes and a beret

Long-line waistcoats are such a useful piece of clothing to have in your wardrobe.
They offer great coverage, as well as a welcome layer of warmth.

They can also ground an outfit by adding a darker tone (or a neutral) into a colourful look.
And...
They don't swamp your style, like a full-sleeve cardigan can.

Cosy cashmere waistcoat | Layered dresses | |Leopard shoes and a beret

A 'proper' cardigan can easily hide the details of your outfit, and spoil your layering efforts.

A waistcoat offers the coverage (and the warmth) without stealing the show.
What's not to love about that?

Cosy cashmere waistcoat | Layered dresses | |Leopard shoes and a beret

I am a BIG fan of knitted waistcoats so when the lovely people at Cosy Cashmere contacted me to ask if I would feature one of their products I was happy to agree.

A great coverup, and in cashmere too....that gets a big thumbs up from me!

Cosy cashmere waistcoat | Layered dresses | |Leopard shoes and a beret

I chose this olive brown cashmere waistcoat because it is a very versatile colour, and works well as a cosy layer over a combination of two dresses.

Adding a fun necklace, and leopard platform heels, stopped things getting too serious!
A tweed bag and fun beret finished things off nicely.

Cosy cashmere waistcoat | Layered dresses | |Leopard shoes and a beret

More outfits featuring Long-Line Waistcoats.

Floral Jumpsuit  | Knitted cashmere waistcoat

{See the original post HERE}

Blue jumpsuit | Tuxedo waistcoat

{See the original post HERE}

Layering | Knitted grey marl waistcoat

{See the original post HERE}

Leather and leopard | Brown chunky waistcoat

{See the original post HERE}

Black sleeveless Waistcoat | Grounding a colourful outfit

{see the original post HERE}

Black sleeveless Waistcoat | Wedding/Party outfit

{see the original post HERE}

Black sleeveless Waistcoat | Grounding a colourful outfit

{see the original post HERE}

Black sleeveless Waistcoat | Grounding a colourful outfit

{see the original post HERE}

Black sleeveless Waistcoat | Cover up

{see the original post HERE}

Do you like to wear Waistcoats?
Or, do you prefer a full sleeved cardigan?
Please let me know by leaving a comment.
I love hearing from you.

LONG WAISTCOAT: c/o Cosy Cashmere
DRESS: Tkmaxx... similar
POLONECK TUNIC: New Look
TIGHTS: Levante
HAT: Old
BAG: Chaps
NECKLACE: Online
SHOES: Office

Cosy cashmere waistcoat | Layered dresses | |Leopard shoes and a beret

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15 comments

  1. I love a vest in any season, but have definitely been wearing them more this winter!!
    I think they are a perfect option over a cardigan because then you don't have all the bulk on your arms!!
    Love the shoes with this Samantha!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie. These shoes are usually (relatively) comfortable but today they were KILLING my feet!! What's that all about?? I had to change into my leopard ankle boots. I wonder why feet complain some days and are fine on others? XXX

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  2. I have a long waistcoat from Zara last winter, and I love it. There is something really elegant about them, I find. It certainly gives you many more styling options than a bulky cardigan or coat. I love how you've styled this beautiful cashmere one, and I adore seeing your gallery of previous ways to style them. Don't think I didn't notice the adorable necklace you're wearing... what a fab detail. xx

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    1. I like a "funny" necklace Lisa....I think they stop me looking too serious, or verging into frumpy territory!
      I need to look in Zara more often. It's not a shop I normally buy from but I hear so many good things. Next time I'm in Edinburgh or Glasgow I will definitely pop in for a look. Thanks for the reminder. XXX

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  3. Love, love the long sleeveless vests, Samantha. And a cashmere one sounds so delightful! Thanks for linking up, xo

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  4. I love waistcoats, and agree about their great layering qualities, they really add coverage and interest without the bulky factor!
    It's a lovely knitted piece and it looks cozy!, but your shoes steal the show, they're fabulous!
    I like your tuxedo waistcoat too, such a cool piece!
    besos

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    1. Thank you Monica...but these shoes were really sore today (they didn't last long) I'm not sure why my feet were having a protest but they weren't happy!! :oP XXX

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  5. I don't have a long sleeveless vest. I'm not sure why...Perhaps it's because our temperatures here in Minnesota can so often dip way below zero; it's just more practical to do a full on sleeve. The type of vest I wear regularly is a goose down,filled one! =)
    Your outfit is great and I especially LOVED the tour of similar past stylings. Brown and blue are really nice together and a bit unexpected I think!!
    Your little fish bowl necklace is such a charmer!!

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    1. Thank you Judy! He is a cutie, isn't he? :o) I'm so glad you liked my past outfits.... it was nice to go through them and remember. As for a goose down waistcoat...YES!!! I used to have one to wear under my heavy dog walking coat. Roasty toasty and so comfortable. XXX

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  6. I love vests but often find them impractical. Like Marilee I find that my arms freeze.

    I like your beatnik outfit. Very hip! ; P

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Heheheh....blue arms are never good Suzanne! :oP I can't manage without a layer (or 5) either :o). XXX

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  7. I have never even considered a sleeveless waistcoat. You just effectively shown me that that was a big mistake. In all your examples you look fab and everything you said about them is demonstrated. This new blue/brown outfit is so chic and with the beret so very French. Love it. Especially with those fun shoes.
    Greetje

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    1. Thank you Greetje. They are super comfortable, hide an extra pound or two, cover the bum AND keep us cosy :o). I bet that if you get one you will love it! XXX

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  8. My arms are always cold so I never really consider waist costs but this one is lush. I do like the lightness and elegance it adds, and well, cashmere! I'm a huge cardigan fan, but only ones with slim sleeves, I can't stand anything flapping around my hands...which would be another tick in the box for a waistcoat!!

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