How to Wear a Cropped Vest

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Crop tops have been SUPER trendy for awhile now but as mom over the age of 40 I’m just not comfortable wearing them anymore. Enter the cropped vest! This trendy piece is both functional AND on trend. I feel like wearing a cropped vest is a great way to channel crop top vibes without having to actually expose your mid drift. My followers often ask how to actually wear a cropped vest so I’m sharing a BUNCH of cute outfit ideas.

Cropped Puffer Vest

The vest I used for all the outfits is from Amazon: https://urlgeni.us/amazon/ffYGL I’m wearing it TTS in a large. For size reference I’m 5’4″ and usually a size 12.

Cropped Vest with Tunic Sweater Outfit

Cropped vest and leggings outfit for winter

A long tunic sweater is a great way to balance out the cropped vest. I have 6 of these tunic sweaters and love them SO much. They fit TTS in a large for me. I like the longer length with leggings.

Cropped Vest with a Bodysuit Outfit

cropped vest outfit with jeans and a bodysuit

A bodysuit is another easy way to wear a cropped vest. I LOVE these Mangopop ones from Amazon and have a few different styles. I feel like the fitted look of the bodysuit does a nice job balancing out the puffiness of the vest.

Cropped Puffer Vest with Black and White Stripe Tees

cropped vest outfit with black and white stripe long sleeve tee and jeans with nike dunks

I LOVE black and white stripes so I had to include an outfit with them! I have this tee and it’s the perfect fitted long sleeve tee to wear under a vest.


Hoodie Sweater with Cropped Puffer Vest Outfit

cropped vest outfit with hoodie sweater, democracy jeans and nike waffle debut sneakers

I have 3 of these hoodie sweaters and just love them! They are soft and flattering and work well with layering. I added a pop of color with the blue accessories but you could also keep the look neutral.


Cropped Puffer Vest with Flannel Shirt Outfit

cropped vest outfit with flannel shirt, democracy jeans, and nike waffle debut sneakers.

Flannel shirts and vests go together like peanut butter and jelly! I have a few of these flannel shirts from Amazon and love them. I actually did an entire post on how to style them.

Cropped Puffer Vest with A Chambray Shirt Outfit

cropped vest outfit with chambray shirt

I love a chambray shirt and they pair really well with vests for more casual outfits! For styling purposes I prefer them untucked with a cropped vest to balance it out. I actually have an entire blog post on how to wear a chambray shirt.

Beige Cropped Puffer Vest Outfit

cropped beige vest outfit with nike court legacy sneakers and tunic sweater.

I wanted to add another outfit with a different color vest so I chose this cute beige option. The sweater is the same as the pink one I’m wearing above.

Which outfit is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!


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