Sweater vest-classic formula

I mentioned on Angie's post that I had just bought a sweater vest from Madewell. I really like it for its cozy, soft feel and the easy, boxy fit with extended shoulders. This is the second time I've worn it, in the past couple of weeks. It seems like the kind of knit that may pill, but I'll happily wear it until that time.

This outfit is a version of Angie's Classic formula, #3, though my shirt is a little twist on classic, with its cowl neck and uneven hem.
The outfit: Cowl-neck, high-low hem big shirt in coordinating box and dot prints (made by me, Sewing Workshop Icon Shirt pattern); dark wash boyfriend jeans (AG); navy sweater vest (Madewell); cream loafters (27 Edit). I added my blush lightweight jacket and blush cross-body bag to go out.

Questions and comments welcome, as always!

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31 Comments

  • kellygirl replied 3 months ago

    I miss seeing your creations! What a treat to see you. Great pairing - the vest is such a fun layering piece and really pulls the outfit together. You look fab as always!

  • Bonnie replied 3 months ago

    This looks great! Now I want a sweater vest just like the one you are wearing. Your blouse is beautiful, too.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 months ago

    Thanks, you two!

  • Irina replied 3 months ago

    Oh, very nice. Somehow, I don’t find vests are easy to style but you’ve done great. It’s a lovely outfit. 

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 months ago

    Thank you, Irina. For me, they have to be somewhat loose.

  • LJP replied 3 months ago

    This is really good styling - love the non-traditional blouse as the base .

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 months ago

    Aw, thank you, Lisa!

  • Angie replied 3 months ago

    KILLER

    Welcome to Team White Loafers! 

    Perfect for our VERY mild Seattle Fall weather. (Once again, record-breaking). Your wardrobe is full of unique Sharon-made-stash, and it's delightful :)

    Loving your short haircut too!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 months ago

    Thank you, Angie! I'm enjoying my white loafers. I like it when I find just the right outfit for them.

    And Bonnie--You would rock this vest, certainly!

  • ChristelJ replied 3 months ago

    What a creative and ultra-cool outfit. Everything harmonizes so beautifully. LOVE that shirt!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 months ago

    Thank you, ChristelJ!

  • Nikki replied 3 months ago

    Very cool! Love the pieces and the styling :)

  • Style Fan replied 3 months ago

    Beautiful blouse!  I love how you style your outfits.  You have great jeans and footwear, as always.

  • Jaime replied 3 months ago

    Love the silhouette of the vest. I am in a very extended shoulder state of mind lately :) . Outfit is excellent!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 months ago

    Thank you, Nikki, StyleFan, and Jaime!

  • Joy replied 3 months ago

    More love for that shirt and the way the sweater vest pulls it all together. YLF.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 months ago

    Thanks, Joy!

  • Runcarla replied 3 months ago

    This is a great outfit, and I love that rain jacket.  Hair is looking particularly fab!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 months ago

    Thanks, Carla! I appreciate the hair affirmation. I recently started styling it just a little bit differently, more forward than back, and I'm liking it.

  • kkards replied 3 months ago

    Love. 

  • approprio replied 3 months ago

    This is lovely, as usual. Classic and trendy with an avant edge. That print is amazing. I am zooming in to see what you did with the shirt pocket.

  • Suz replied 3 months ago

    Nice -- I love the cut/ shape of it -- it has a bit of edge! 

  • Kate replied 3 months ago

    Love the shirt! And the loafers! I don't find vests easy to style, but yours looks great with the shirt. An enviable outfit all around and very you.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 months ago

    Thank you, kkards, approprio, Suz, and Kate!
    Approprio, the pocket treatment is cool and unusual. The pattern included it. The lower edge is just a big flap.

  • approprio replied 3 months ago

    Ooh that is interesting! Thanks for the pic. 

  • Sally replied 3 months ago

    I like the idea of a vest but never know how to style them. You’ve done it well here.

  • Cee replied 3 months ago

    I see you have a vested interest ! 

  • Karie replied 3 months ago

    I love the you-made blouse, and the vest adds another layer of fabness. We’ll done!

  • RobinF replied 3 months ago

    Great vest and styling! I also like a boxy style for a vest. It's very fun with your interesting shirt.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 months ago

    Thanks everyone! And thanks for the laugh, Cee!

  • Cee replied 3 months ago

    My pleasure :D

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