A puffer vest is one of those wardrobe items most of us seem to have, so I put together another 5 Ways to Wear post with this winter closet staple.
These looks will be particularly applicable to those of you with milder winters because you don’t have the coat issue to contend with, but most of us probably get some mild winter days here and there when we can make use of our puffer vests… although maybe not this week! This approaching polar vortex sounds quite ominous.
5 Ways to Wear a Puffer Vest
#1. Puffer Vest + Striped Tee & Leopard Flats
This outfit is an oldie but goodie, and fortunately the striped tee is still in stock because it’s a good one! I really like the fit on this tee, and the wide neckline is flattering. For size reference, I have the small.
Almost any color puffer vest will work on top — red, green, navy, pink, camel… to name a few.
I think the leopard flats add a fun pattern to the mix. Leopard print booties would work too.
#2. Printed Puffer Vest + Crewneck Sweater & OTK Boots
#3. Puffer Vest + Turtleneck Sweater, Skinnies, and Boots
I really like the burgundy puffer over grey with black skinnies (or I’ve reversed it and worn it over a black sweater with grey or blue jeans).
This packable vest from Amazon was one of my top sellers when I posted this outfit the first time. It’s very flattering with the chevron quilted pattern and vertical side panels. I’m wearing the cold green in a size small, and yes, it looks brighter in these pictures than it really is.
I think the white jeans are fun for a change, and the riding boots keep it classic.
#4. Puffer Vest + Pullover Sweater & Infinity Scarf
These next two outfits are from 2016, but they’re still relevant even though most of the components are gone now. Of course there are so many possible color combinations with this outfit formula.
A scarf adds another layer of interest and gives you the opportunity to add another texture or pattern to the look.
That scarf was the inspiration for this outfit — I just repeated the red and blue and ivory from the scarf in my various outfit components. You can do this with any plaid scarf.
And the pompom beanie is a fun addition, and I do recall that it was quite cold that day!
#5. Puffer Vest + Striped Turtleneck & Fashion Sneakers
This look is so simple, but it’s also very practical, and dare I say chic! I like the black and white look with a hint of color in the burgundy bag, but you could easily do this with a colored vest too.
I love the way the fashion sneakers take it down a notch and keep the look from being too preppy, and they also make this a great outfit for moms or grandmoms who are trying to keep up with young kids.
I linked to the exact turtleneck I have, and I take a small, for reference. It actually says it’s navy, but it’s so dark, it looks black to me! I wear it interchangeably with both black and navy.
Do you have a quilted puffer vest? If so, I hope this post helps you shop your closet and find some new ways to wear it!
If not, I highly recommend any of the ones I’ve shared here — they’re all affordable, good quality, and flattering on.
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