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Cute & Trendy Spring Outfit Idea: Utility Vest and Striped Top (And It's All On Sale!)

Spring Outfit Idea: Utility Vest and Striped Top
While browsing Pinterest I stumbled upon this utility vest and striped top look and fell instantly in love. This is the perfect cute yet comfortable outfit idea for spring that you can put together with items you probably already have in your closet. If you don't yet own a must-have utility/cargo vest, I spotted this Merona utility vest at my Target store just last week and it's on point. According to readers on Instagram the vest fits true to size. The striped top featured here by Merona has been in stores for a while now, and with good reason - it's got a flattering cut and it's made from a thicker fabric with zipper detailing in back for a luxe J.Crew-inspired vibe. Assuming you already have dark blue or black skinnies (or leggings), just add ankle boots and a little sparkle to complete this outfit. Hurry and shop today and you can score the essential vest, top and necklace on sale during President's Day, too!

Shop the Look:
Merona Utility Vest, $29.99* // Merona Striped Top, $22.99* // Reneeze Ankle Boots, $30 // J.Crew Factory Necklace, $32.50**

* Use code PRES to get 25% off. Offer expires 02/15/2016 at 11:59pm PT.
** Just for today, 40% off online only (prices as marked) plus extra 30% off clearance and free shipping with code SHOPTODAY

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I'm on the fence about this vest. I just got it, but I'm not sure if the color is dark enough. Target had another vest with thinner fabric but the color was super dark. Neither of the Merona vests are the same color as the inspiration photo. Normally that doesn't bother me, but this is a very spring green color to me. Hmmm... The fit is true to size though.
#1 Rebecca P in FL on 2016-02-15 12:08 (Reply)
You're right, it's brighter than army green, I meant to include a link to my Instagram photo so people could see how it looks in real life:

I already have a utility vest that I got in the fall at TJMaxx so I'm debating whether or not I need another one. It's a tough one! :-)
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2016-02-16 08:32 (Reply)
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