Denim double take

Double denim outfit: denim vest + skinny jeans with peplum top — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Denim vest outfit with black peplum top and pendant necklace — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Pendant necklace, denim vest, peplum top — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black peplum blouse outfit with denim vest — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I got this denim vest last summer thinking that it would be easy to incorporate into outfits (denim goes with everything!), but it has been surprisingly more difficult to style than I had anticipated. I first wore it with a floral dress for my last first day of school and then again with stripes and a tan mini skirt. I also wore it in a couple of other outfits that weren't blogged. It hung in my closet through the fall and winter, and during the winter, I thought to pair it with my black peplum top once spring came around.

To be honest, I'm not crazy about the contrast between the light wash denim and black top. I also had a difficult time deciding on a pair of jeans or pants to go with it. Nothing seemed to look quite right until I tried on these medium wash jeans. (Double denim for the win again!) I also can't decide if the pendant necklace makes it too busy from the front. I'm glad I tried the outfit, but I'm not sure yet if it's one I'll be repeating...

In the meantime, I'm in search of any and all outfit inspiration featuring a denim vest, because I don't want to give up on mine! It's such a great light layer for the more mild transitional days. I didn't even need a jacket when I wore this outfit—the best!


Madewell vest / exact (last seen here)
Elegantees top / old; shop the full Truelane x Elegantees collection (last seen here)
LOFT jeans / similar
J.Crew flats / exact
Soko necklace / exact
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs