Wise investments

by Amanda Bedgood

The vest gets tough

For someone who loves fashion there aren't a lot of specific obsessions I actually maintain - unless you're talking vests. Vests and blazers are something I've had a great affection for since college. Leather vests, menswear, fur, long sheer numbers - I love them all. Vests, with a proper fit, can be one of the most flattering ways to create a new look and a great layering option no matter your vibe.

If you're a tough girl, this season's go to vest is right up your alley - all leather and super sexy. Hemline has a killer vest they've styled with sweet pink - one of this IND Styler's favorite ways to rock the rocker vest. Pair it with a contrasting vibe from sleek and chic to utterly feminine for something unexpected.

Maven Womenswear has a fantastic leather vest that can also go solo. With a flattering funnel neckline when zipped, this perforated creation is great for the season's moto trend and easily takes an ethereal boho look to an instantly tougher place.