After seeing two sleeveless denim vests this week, I decided it’s a summer staple that my wardrobe needs. The first was paired with a neon pink dress, and the other was paired with white jeans and cute wedges (these girls aptly avoided looking like biker chicks — score!).
So this morning I set off on a hunt to add this piece to my wardrobe and had a seemingly difficult time. The first sleeveless denim vest I found was cute and tapered, but was $130. Not what I wanted to pay for something so trendy. So I continued the quest and landed in Urban Outfitters. I thought I had struck out again when the only vest they had looked totally wrong, until the sales girl made a suggestion- buy one of the denim shirts and cut off the sleeves- brilliant!!! (As if I haven’t been making cut-off denim shorts for my entire life.)
The girl who was helping me out proceeded to disappear, returning with what looked like the soft, super cozy denim button downs on display, but without sleeves! She explained that their merchandise director had already made these “vests” by simply taking sharp scissors and cutting the sleeves off right inside the store. Of course, I was terrified to buy the $60 denim button down and cut it up myself, so I gave it to the merchandise director and she did it for me right in front of my eyes!
Things got real artsy-fartsy up in the store this morning but I absolutely loved it. Not only did I get exactly what I was looking for, but the sales girl and merchandise director made it fun, quick and easy! I left mine a little long because I like everything oversized, but the option to cut off the bottom still remains. Obviously I’m so excited about it that I’m wearing it tonight — take a look at my outfit! And stop in at Urban for some DIY crafting of denim vests.
Photos: Lauren Markarian/BeautyXpose