11.19.2012

Crushing On - Puffer Vests

I've been seriously crushing on a couple of outfit pictures making their rounds about Pinterest, and they both happen to feature puffer vests. I've never given much thought to this classic cold weather wear, but puffy down vests - padded gilets if you wanna be fancy - are my newest must have.

puffy vest street style
Image via / Get the Look: A.L.C. Lottie Sweater; NORTH FACE Astoria Down Vest; WALLIS Pencil Skirt; J.CREW Patent Skinny Belt; A.P.C. Gored Ankle Booties

Belting a puffer vest is a fun way to add a feminine shape to the loose form. To take the casual staple to the office keep colors subdued and throw it on over a sweater or blouse with patterned sleeves to add a little flair. 

puffer vest fashion
Image via / Get the Look: ZERO + MARIA CORNEJO Printed Pants; VINCE Puffer Vest; A.P.C. Striped Silk Shirt; SEE BY CHLOE Wallabee Booties


The fashionable Sarah Rutson layered her puffer vest over a striped shirt and a jacket and paired it all with printed slouchy pants and chunky casual booties. The juxtaposition of comfortable Navajo print slouchy pants with a buttoned up stripe shirt is a fun way to up the anti on weekend wear. A draped collar on the puffer vest like this one from Vince adds instant sophistication. 

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17 comments:

  1. you know, i never really thought puffer vests could look so cute! thanks for sharing this!

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  2. never thought that could look good but it does...xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  3. puffer vests don't look always so chic
    but with the right styling are the perfect piece!

    www.stylentonic.com

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  4. I have always wanted to get a vest for myself but I am always worried that I will be cold! I love both looks that you put together!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  5. Very nice inspiration ! C

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  6. I'm obsessed with the first look and your interpretation of it! Now, I want a puffer vest. Thanks a lot ;) xoxo

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  7. I've never thought that puffer vests could be "chic" but these looks totally proved me wrong!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  8. Never knew the puffer vest could be so stylish! :) I'm glad to have found your blog! I'll be following you via bloglovin. Hope you'll do the same!

    xoxo, Tiffany
    http://lamstyleguide.blogspot.com/

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  9. I'm really loving he puffer vest and how versatile it is! I just got a really nice one from actually f21 and can't wait to style it!

    KT

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  10. I'm in LOVE with the first look, never thought puffer vests would look this nice!
    x
    Win a Gold Peter Pan Collar Necklace here!
    http://onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com/2012/11/giveaway-win-gold-peter-pan-necklace.html

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  11. I love a good puffer vest and am so obsessed with that first look!! I think I have it pinned too:)
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  12. I totally agree, a puffer vest can look so elegant and chic. Great styling. Thanks for inspiring me! xox
    http://dustypetals.blogspot.com.au/

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  13. I love how different puffer vests can look with different styling. Great post!!

    xo Olivia
    www.ThisLooksGoodOnYou.com

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  14. Love the belted vest...what a great idea!

    Shannon
    bigdreamsandexpensivetaste.blogspot.com

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  15. Great inspiration! Such a chic weekend look.

    xoTaylor
    The Wearist
    thewearist.blogspot.com

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  16. Loving these looks!

    http://fashionroll.net

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xo,
Chelsea