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    I hope you all had a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I couldn’t wait to change into fresh clothes and decided on this outfit that was both festive and comfortable.  This knited vest is one of the oldest items in my closet (purchased in 2008?) and I was glad to break it out now that knitted vests are making a comeback this year.  Paired with some relaxed-fit maxi skirt and a classic white shirt, I was all set for a low-key holiday weekend spent with the family.  I hope you’re had a wonderful holiday!!

    With the holiday season over but winter season just beginning, who isn’t looking for creative ways to elevate their look? It’s no secret that cozy, statement pieces like sleeveless knit vests are a seasonal favourite. Just as long as they’re not all worn together with forest green and white, am I right? Regardless of your minimalistic tendencies, if you’re looking to make a serious statement with your top, the iconic collegiate knit vest is it.
    Taking a cue from some of the biggest designers of Spring/ Summer 2016, knit vests were a staple on the runway with designers like Prada, Delpozo, and Tory Burch embracing preppy vests. A style tip I noticed that if you opt for a knit vest that is wide enough, it's more easier to tuck it into your favourite pair of jeans or high-waisted skirt. The best part, you can take your oversized gem all the way through Spring pairing it with a maxi skirt. Invest in knit vests as the trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
    The beauty of sleeveless knit vest is that they give you the option of dressing up an outfit for a chic work look – or dressing them down, for a more minimal approach. Either way, they keep your look feeling incredibly fashion forward and polished.
    More of a lip gal? I paired these monochromatic red vest with bright, red lip for a classic look with a twist. This vest really does all of the talking, so there’s no need to pick a dress or blouse of a similar stature. Instead, choose simple silhouettes that let your layering piece be the life of the party! After all, you don’t want to take away from their appeal.
    If you’re looking to work your vest into more of a casual look this winter, pair your knitted vest with an plaid shirt, structured trouser/ skirt and dewey, fresh-faced complexion. I absolutely love this collegiate knit vest for their cozy texture with just a hint of gold. They’re equal parts elegant and playful which makes everyday feel very elevated.
    Whether you’re shopping for the perfect piece to compliment your festive ensemble that you can also wear all winter long or simply a layering piece that not bulky and sophisticated, consider purchasing a knit vest to stay warm all winter long.


    Vest: Vintage (Also love this one), (similar)

    Skirt: Local (Also love this one)

    Bag: Taupe clutch (Also love this one)


    Sarah Liali
    Flora Lopez

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    I AM Yasmin is a Canadian lifestyle blog written by Yasmin, a 21 year old writer, photographer, and blogger. Yasmin established I AM YASMIN in 2016 during her final year studying at University. The blog covers her Lifestyle, along with many other categories including Fashion, Beauty, Food and Travel and regularly posts on her blog.

    With a childhood growing up in Kenya, her everyday style has stemmed from her love of the  casual chic way of dressing. With a love for premium fashion and beauty, she hopes to inspire her readers, along with showing them you can get the simplistic everyday chic look for less
    Check out her latest videos over on her Youtube Channel, or head over to the home page to catch up on her newest blog posts, or find her on InstagramTwitter, and Snapchat as iamyasminh.
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