5 Ways to Wear a Puffer Vest

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.

Jo-Lynne Shane shares 5 Ways to Wear a Quilted Puffer Vest
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.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing green J. Crew Mercantile Women's Puffer Vest, Long-sleeve striped artist T-shirt, AG Raw Hem The Legging Ankle Jeans, and Tory Burch Minnie travel ballet flats in leopard print patent leather, with Love Always Classic Monogram Necklace 3XL in gold dipped. #fashion #womensfashion #puffervest #jcrewmercantile #fashionover40

quilted vest // stripe tee // skinny jeans // leopard flats // bag options

#2. Printed Puffer Vest + Crewneck Sweater & OTK Boots

If you don’t have (or want) a leopard print vest, but you can use this same outfit formula with a houndstooth or plaid puffer vest, if you have one of those.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing LOFT leopard print puffer vest with camel cashmere sweater, black AG legging ankle jeans, and Blondo Olivia over-the-knee boots with Stella & Dot double pearl pendant. #fashion #womensfashion #winterfashion #leopardprint #leopard #winteroutfit

similar leopard vest // camel crewneck sweater (similar) // black jeans // black OTK boots // necklace

#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).

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing burgundy Marc New York Performance Quilted Systems Puffer Vest with black Rag & Bone Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans, grey cashmere turtleneck sweater, and black BP. Lance ankle boots.

similar burgundy puffer // grey turtleneck // black jeans // black booties

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.

packable vest (mine is the cold green) // camel turtleneck // white jeans // Frye riding boots in whiskey (other options)

#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.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing J.Crew Excursion quilted down vest with camel cashmere crewneck sweater, AG the legging ankle jeans, burgundy suede ballet flats, and plaid blanket scarf. #fashion #womensfashion #winteroutfit

camel cashmere sweater (exact) // quilted vest // skinny jeans // burgundy flats // plaid scarf options

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!

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing red J.Crew Excursion quilted down vest with ivory cable knit turtleneck sweater, DL1961 Emma legging jeans, Hunter classic rain boots, and plaid infinity scarf. #fashion #womensfashion #winteroutfit #hunterboots

similar red puffer vest // similar ivory turtleneck // skinny jeans // Hunter boots // plaid scarves // beanie

#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.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing black J.Crew Excursion quilted down vest with striped tissue turtleneck, AG the legging ankle jeans, and Adidas Originals Superstar. #fashion #womensfashion #winteroutfit

striped turtleneck (exact) // quilted vest (exact) // black jeans // Adidas Superstars // burgundy backpacks

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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