November 20th, 2009
We love the look of the puffer coat - but we’re not quite as amorous about the puffed up silhouette that it can create. Even if puffer coats aren’t your cup of tea, you don’t have to write off the puffer altogether. Instead of a full on puffer coat, you can try a puffer vest instead. In order to keep the silhouette as trim as possible, we like the look of inexpensive puffer vests (with less filling, and therefore, less puffiness). But how do you work a puffer vest into your wardrobe? Here’s an offbeat yet chic look to emulate:
1. Start with a cozy boatneck sweater. We love the mustard and white stripes on the sweater - sailor inspired, but with a twist.
2. Slip on a pair of wool shorts. The perfect wool shorts for this look have a somewhat loose leg and cuffed hems. For an extra layer of warmth, you may want to add tights or leggings under the shorts. If you’re not a fan of the shorts (or if your climate won’t support it), cropped pants or cargo pants also work well here.
3. Slip on your quilted puffer vest. We love it worn open with the hood down. Let the striped sweater shine through.
4. Finish off the look with a pair of tough looking boots, which juxtapose nicely against the tailored shorts and the outdoorsy puffer vest, and a statement handbag. We adore the texture on this bag, don’t you?
How would you wear a puffer vest? Share your style with us in the comments!