How To Style A Halter Vest For Spring

Predicted to be the biggest spring trend of 2024, the halter vest is a piece you undoubtedly need to add to your wardrobe, and quick—because it's about to sell out everywhere online.

By Alyssa Vandermeulen2 min read

This timeless addition is easy to style for any occasion and can be integrated into various style aesthetics to build your next go-to outfit!

While vests have been in the spotlight for the majority of last year, this basic silhouette has received a major spring update: a flattering halter neckline that is both on-trend and totally classic. The halter neckline removes the masculine cut of a standard tailored vest and replaces it with a little more skin, which is a super cute way to show off your brand new tan. 

This fun top has been picked up by the cool girls, the artsy aesthetics, and even the French girls, so it can truly be styled for any aesthetic (or no aesthetic at all). While not necessarily office-appropriate, this tailored top pairs nicely with the rest of your wardrobe basics and doesn’t require a closet revamp in order to create cute weekend outfits.  

Once you’ve decided on your outfit, it is important to note that any halter top will act as your neck accessory, as the straps take up the space that a necklace would typically occupy. Rather than attempting an awkward layering situation, focus your accessories and final touches on your wrists, hair, and ears instead. Bold, chunkier sunnies are also trending for spring, and they add a whimsical touch to a tailored vest style as well! 

Let’s take a look at five different ways to style a halter vest for spring, as well as a few shopping recommendations to transition your closet into the upcoming season

With a Maxi Skirt

One of the most feminine ways to style a halter vest is with a maxi skirt! White and neutral tone skirts are another major spring trend, and they look gorgeous with a coordinating vest and a beachy tan! The juxtaposition of a flowy white skirt and a structured top adds intrigue to a simple outfit and works for any occasion. 

Canadian Tuxedo 

If spring brings back your love of denim after a cold winter season, try this denim-on-denim look! A pleated mini skirt adds another interesting detail to the denim monochrome, and the halter neckline will turn heads with its classic, feminine silhouette. 

With Trousers 

Feeling uninspired with your work essentials? Wear your favorite trousers out of the office with a halter vest. Effortlessly chic, this outfit combo is polished and put-together without the fuss. You can dress it up for girls' night with a kitten heel and a bit of bling, or keep it casual with a flat sandal and a cute tote bag. 

This look is especially cute in a soft spring color (hello, yellow!) and a lightweight linen fabric.

With Tailored Shorts

Tailored shorts were a casual fashion essential last spring, and they are making their second appearance this year, specifically styled with a halter vest in a similar shade. The key to pulling off this look successfully is to stay consistent with your neutral tones and add bold accessories to tie it all together. Whether you have a lunch meeting or are completely off the clock, this look is designed to impress! 

With Jeans

Update your basic “jeans and a tee” look with a halter vest! This easy swap adds a sophisticated, feminine touch to a comfortable outfit that is perfect for a date with your man. Light-wash denim and a cream vest create a sweet daytime look, whereas dark-wash denim and a black vest are the perfect pairing for a night out – just add heels! 

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