HOW I WEAR: Trench Vest, Part 2

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THE LIMITED Skirt (on sale!) | FOREVER 21 Blouse + Belt | BANANA REPUBLIC Trench Vest | NINE WEST Shoes | MICHAEL KORS Watch | COSY Bangle | BCBG Letter Bracelet

As I've mentioned in previous posts (here, here, and most recently here), this trench vest is one of my wardrobe staples. It's the perfect piece to throw over a summer-y dress or floral skirt as we gear up for fall, or to tone down a dressier item as I've done with this pleated skirt. In the winter, I like to layer it with a fur vest for extra warmth and texture, or simply wear it over chunky knits. This weekend it came in extra handy when I was visiting upstate—I incorporated it into just about every outfit, thanks to the unexpected chilly weather.

What are some of your wardrobe staples?