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Back-to-School with Kohl's: The Sweater Vest

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kohl’s. All opinions are 100% mine.

Pair a sweater vest with a basic top, skinny jeans and ankle boots for a cool back-to-school outfit from Kohl's.


With the first day of Fall just around the corner, I knew I wanted to style a look featuring something cozy and warm for my second back-to-school outfit with Kohl's. This season I'm seeing sweater vests everywhere, and I was beyond excited to find the trend going strong at my Kohl's store -- I immediately tried on this Mudd Colorblock Long Vest and fell in love. It's so soft and feels like you're wrapping yourself up in a blanket! But, it's actually a lot easier to wear than say, a poncho or blanket scarf. Don't get me wrong, I love a good ruana or oversized scarf, but sometimes I feel like I can't move around when I'm wearing one. With this vest, my arms are free, yet I still get the drama of a bold layering piece. It's the best of both worlds!

To style a sweater vest, all you need is a basic neutral top, skinny ankle jeans and your favorite ankle boots. Since the vest makes such a statement, it's good to keep the rest of your look simple, and show a hint of skin around the ankle to break things up. You could also toss a sweater vest on over a long-sleeve mini dress with over-the-knee boots -- like this pair from Candie's -- and let just a hint of skin show between the hem of your dress and the boots.

I discovered these SO Perfect Shirts, and they live up to their name...they're supersoft yet structured. A white shirt is a wardrobe essential, so I was glad to add this one to my closet. I'm wearing a size medium for reference.

My sweater vest is one size fits most and also comes in a gorgeous rust color scheme. I went with blue because another shopper said it looked good with my hair! #thankyoustranger

You've seen the backpack, hat, and boots before in this post -- I wore them again just to show how versatile these pieces really are...they'll go with just about everything in your closet.

Head to Kohls.com to shop my exact look - nothing's over $35! And visit the Kohl’s Juniors Apparel Page for more great back-to-school & fall looks.

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Pair a sweater vest with a basic top, skinny jeans and ankle boots for a cool back-to-school outfit from Kohl's.

Pair a sweater vest with a basic top, skinny jeans and ankle boots for a cool back-to-school outfit from Kohl's.

Pair a sweater vest with a basic top, skinny jeans and ankle boots for a cool back-to-school outfit from Kohl's.

Pair a sweater vest with a basic top, skinny jeans and ankle boots for a cool back-to-school outfit from Kohl's.

Pair a sweater vest with a basic top, skinny jeans and ankle boots for a cool back-to-school outfit from Kohl's.

Pair a sweater vest with a basic top, skinny jeans and ankle boots for a cool back-to-school outfit from Kohl's.

Pair a sweater vest with a basic top, skinny jeans and ankle boots for a cool back-to-school outfit from Kohl's.

Pair a sweater vest with a basic top, skinny jeans and ankle boots for a cool back-to-school outfit from Kohl's.

Pair a sweater vest with a basic top, skinny jeans and ankle boots for a cool back-to-school outfit from Kohl's.

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Comments
Absolutely love this fall look!

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#1 Alexa Johnson (Homepage) on 2016-09-07 08:51 (Reply)
I love the sweater vest!
#2 C on 2016-09-07 14:00 (Reply)
Lookin' good... You are striking poses as great as any model, Dianna! Really like how the blue vest gives off that 'denim patchwork' vibe too. I see another trip to Kohl's in my future. Thanks for the lead on such a great piece!
#3 MichelleP on 2016-09-08 08:43 (Reply)
I'm so flattered, thank you! It's really intimidating doing an outfit post because 1) I am not a model obvs and 2) fashion bloggers are so profesh and next level, makes me not even want to try! But I know the items I'm showing are really good - and on a real girl budget - so I did my best to showcase them. Thanks for the sweet feedback, Michelle xx
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2016-09-09 09:59 (Reply)
the hair, the outfit, the posing, the pics. do this more often! like a seasoned OOTD blogger. you look amazing!
#4 jennifer (Homepage) on 2016-09-08 12:38 (Reply)
Thank you, truly, this means so much to me. Most days I feel like a candidate for one of those Good Morning America makeovers!! I've been studying Pinterest LOL and did my best to do Kohl's proud, because they have some amazing stuff this season. Glad you enjoyed, and again, thank you so much for the kind feedback, I needed to hear this!
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2016-09-09 09:58 (Reply)
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