Design by Amy Armani

If a denim vest isn't at the top of your spring shopping list, look at your life; look at your choices. Then make Armani Exchange's Belted Denim Vest your wardrobe workhorse by putting these three chic, new-take-on-the-nineties outfit combinations on rotation, whether you're feeling crazy, sexy, or cool...

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Crazy: Denim-on-Denim

You've heard of the Canadian Tuxedo (don't admit it if you haven't), but swapping a basic chambray shirt in lieu of this longline number as a tunic with a pair of poppy purple jeans takes the concept to a quirky level we love. When belted and all buttoned up—and topped with funky brogues, bold earrings, and a simple watch—it's just staid enough for Casual Friday at the office (lilac pants and colored lens sunglasses optional.)

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Vita Fede Ultra Mini Titan Stone Bracelet, $375,; Armani Exchange Belted Denim Vest, $180,; Armani Exchange Sunglasses, $95,; Armani Exchange Moto Super Skinny Jeans, $100,; & Other Stories Graphic Earrings, $29,; Armani Exchange Rose Gold Glam Watch, $160,; Sam Edelman Damian Slingback Loafer, $130,; Iro Jess Belt, $240,; Sophie Hulme Nano Wilson Rucksack, $550,

Sexy: As a Skirt

Done with the whole body-con party dress phenomenon? Craft a cheeky cut-out ensemble instead using...three tops! Knot a sleeveless blouse just above the navel; layer a striped menswear-inspired button-down tied across the chest (slid down for a cold-shoulder moment); button a long vest around your waist (yep) and tuck in the top to create a low-slung A-line skirt; slip on understated accessories, like a muted watch and matching reflective frames; document this monumental DIY peek-a-boo achievement in a series of slaying Instagram selfies. 🙌

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Armani Exchange Glitz Rose Gold Watch, $180,; Elizabeth and James Keating Striped Shirt, $325,; Armani Exchange Belted Denim Vest, $180,; Armani Exchange Sleeveless Poplin Shirt, $65,; Jennifer Fisher Classic Round Hoops, $295,; Armani Exchange Sunglasses, $75,; Steve Madden Clearer Heels, $110,; Eddie Borgo Chet Minaudière, $1490,

Cool: As a Vest

When you cannot be bothered to wear your jean jacket once again, slip on a long denim vest as it's intended and layer it over a classic shift dress for a same-same-but-different effect. Telltale cool-girl accents—e.g., a classic watch, an edgy single earring, mirrored shades, shimmery socks, and trendy slingback loafers—dial any simple look up a few notches, but it's the mini purse-turned-belt bag that'll cement your spot on everyone's Best Dressed (actually, Accessorized) list.

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Avec New York Nova Arch Mobile Earring, $288,; Armani Exchange Sunglasses, $95,; Armani Exchange Sleek Linen Sheath Dress, $180,; Armani Exchange Belted Denim Vest, $180,; & Other Stories Shimmery Socks, $12,; Armani Exchange Rose Gold Glam Watch, $160,; Sam Edelman Damian Slingback Loafer, $130,; Rebecca Minkoff Hook Up Small Crossbody, $225,

Style Director: India-Jewel Jackson; Art Director: Rebecca Kimmons; Stylist: Aeri Yun; Makeup: Rie Omoto; Hairstylist: Jordan M.

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