Quilted Puffer Vest Outfit with Striped Top & Leopard Flats
Hello, and happy Saturday! Welcome back to 26 Days of Fall Fashion! Today I’m styling a classic quilted puffer vest outfit with a long-sleeve striped tee and leopard flats. There’s nothing terribly original about this combination, but I really like how the colors and patterns all came together, and this might just be the perfect striped tee.
I was invited along with a group of local bloggers to shop the Philadelphia Premium Outlets a couple weeks ago. Once we were set loose to explore, I made a beeline for J.Crew Factory. I almost always find something good in there, and unlike many of the outlet retailers, they’re online so I can link to my purchases. I picked up this quilted puffer vest and stripe tee.
For years, I avoided vests like this because they don’t sit right on me, but then I discovered J.Crew quilted down vests. These fit so well that I bought two! I have them in black and red.
The pockets on this Factory version are a little different, and I think it’s more polyester than down, but I was drawn to this pretty shade of palm green and the great price.
These vests are the perfect weight for wearing indoors and out, and they have a classic styling that’s super versatile. (Here are some of my quilted puffer vest outfits from past years if you want more styling inspiration.) For size reference, I take a small in both styles.
I often wear my quilted puffer vests over sweaters with scarves when it gets colder, but I also like them over a long-sleeve striped tee for fall.
I wish I’d taken a picture without the vest so you can see how perfect this striped tee is. It’s made of a nice mid-weight cotton slub jersey, and it’s fitted without being tight. The neckline is wider than a crewneck but not as wide as a boatneck. Overall, it’s very flattering and easy to wear.
This tee perfect for wearing with this vest, but it’s also going to look great paired with long cardigans this fall and winter, and I would even wear it alone on milder fall days. For size reference, I have a small.
I wore my favorite distressed skinny jeans, and I added leopard flats to counter balance the casualness of the jeans.
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I often shop during these Denim Days events. They have a lot of variations of my favorite AG legging jeans (which is what I’m wearing here) as well as the popular Paige Verdugo style and of course tons of other premium denim brands.
I’ve already talked about my love affair with these leopard flats. (These are eligible for the $25 Reward Card and Triple Points if you’re a Bloomies Lloyalist.)
These were my birthday gift from my mom this year, and I’ve been wearing them a lot now that the weather is cooler. They’re fun to wear all year ’round, but I’m always particularly drawn to leopard in the fall.
I like the leopard flats with this outfit because it combines dressy and casual elements, which is a great way to keep it modern, plus stripes and leopard always create a fun pattern play.
I think every woman needs a pair of leopard flats in her fall wardrobe, and you can find them to fit all budgets. If you’re in the market for a great pair of leopard flats and you don’t want to pay Tory Burch prices, I also have and highly recommend the Sam Edelman Felicia Flats. Not only are they gorgeous, they are sublimely comfortable. I swear, they feel like slippers.
I accessorized with gold. I love these beaded drop earrings, but they’re only available now in black.
I think this monogram pendant adds the perfect finishing touch to the outfit. I wanted something that would show up on the striped shirt, and it brings a touch of class to the whole ensemble.
Also, my watch is back in stock and on sale. I’ve had at least one person ask me about it. I really do love having a mixed metal watch, and this one is a nice size and weight for everyday.
My taupe ankle boots or Converse sneakers would work with this outfit as well, it just depends on where I’m going. If I was going to wear this outfit to a Friday night football game, I’d wear my Converse and probably some more casual accessories, but I really like the leopard flats and the initial pendant to dress it up a bit.
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the fall outfit she’s styling today.
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