Sweater Vest and Knit Skirt with Tights

I guess I just got lucky with this one, because I never thought about skirt cling potential until I read Una's thread from today. Bullet: dodged.

Styled around this navy Tocca sweater vest I thrifted ages ago and can't purge because it makes my waist look tiny. Which is kinda rare in these times of flowy tops and waist surrender. Mostly classics here but for the draped mini and cat print.

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  • AviaMariah replied 5 years ago

    I love this look Rae.  The whimsy of the cat blouse is a nice contrast against the strictness of the other pieces. 

  • replied 5 years ago

    Really nice!

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  • AJ replied 5 years ago

    Looking stylish, fun, and lovely! I wonder if the fabric content of the skirt had any factor in the no cling?

  • Jewell replied 5 years ago

    Love it! You look fab! I thrifted a similar vest in brown and have been struggling to style it, so thanks for the inspiration!

  • replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! That sweater-vest makes the outfit. I love the line the necklace makes against it too. All items that whittle our waistlines should become our personal classics and be exempt from closet culls. Thus saith clearlyclaire. 

  • Marley replied 5 years ago

    Oh, I can see why you like that sweater vest!  It is sooo flattering on you!  This outfit looks great on you Rae!

  • Diana replied 5 years ago

    I love this.  I have been neglecting my sweater vests lately, should really let them out to play some more.

    Knit skirts without slips are a disaster for me in general.  Even with a slip sometimes I can't deal because it's not exactly the right length slip or whatever.  (For example, the VC tube skirt is just Static City on me with tights.  Jeanne suggested I need to get a midi slip though.) I think it has a lot to do with one's personal level of statickiness (is that a word?) though - I am pretty much a giant zappy ball in the winter since my hair and skin are dry to begin with and the aggressive heating here exacerbates that.  I can't wear fleece, period, for example, and I routinely give my husband electric shocks when I kiss him.  

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Aaaahhhhhh...love this Rae!

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    This is great! I wish I had a vest and I would copy. Separate post on cling to follow. What skirt is this one - the FP?

  • Missey replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous to the power of 10!

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Interesting, Diana! I wear fleece with no problem but feel like Bride of Frankenstein in acrylic. Hm, skirt is 96% rayon...

    Una, yes it's the Free People scrunch skirt (size M). I'm tempted to get another because (over-share alert) I finally experienced a laundry bottleneck and had to snatch this one right out of the hamper. ??? I used to go months without needing to repeat an item slated for the wash...

    Claire, as you say, it shall be done!

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    I like the silhouette a lot, Rae, and I'm a sucker for any kind of vest!
    I find that some tights "catch" knit skirts more than others, so perhaps your tights are slick enough?

  • FlorenceFearne replied 5 years ago

    Note to self: now have proof positive that Rae is a style goddess - she can make a sweater vest look awesome. :D

    Seriously... a sweater vest! You're right too, your waist is tiny. 

  • Neel replied 5 years ago

    How do you look so cool and chic all the time?!  Love the vest!  I think it makes the outfit.

  • Mander replied 5 years ago

    +1 to Neel!  Great outfit.

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