The Layering Piece You Never Knew You Needed Is Under $50

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You know that feeling when you buy something that was a little out of your typical wheelhouse and it ends up becoming one of your most-used pieces? Well, I have a hunch you’re going to experience it again very soon after you get your hands on one (or both) of the long belted vests you’re about to see below.

Ideal for spring, it’s the layering piece you never knew you needed—that perfect topper when you don’t really need a jacket but your outfit could definitely benefit from an eye-catching addition. Whether you style it with jeans and a tee, a blouse and trousers, over a dress, or even simply as a dress itself, you’ll get so much use out of it this season, you’ll be wondering how you made it so far in life without one.

To see some of the aforementioned styling tips and more, plus to shop our Who What Wear collection vests for Target as well as some additional spring-ready steals, just keep scrolling.

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This is how you do work-to-weekend styling.

Give your favorite statement pants a spin by styling them with a balloon-sleeve blouse and belted vest.

Sometimes all it takes is your favorite classics.

Baby bump or not, this vest looks adorable worn over a printed dress.

Breathe new life into your button-down with this cool layered look.

When all else fails, you can never go wrong styling anything with jeans and a tee.

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More style tips:

Style the vest open but tied over a classic white blouse, blue jeans, and printed mules.

Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget to simply wear it as a dress! 

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