A puffer vest can conjure up visions of ‘farm girl fashion’… or a ‘sideline soccer mum’ in desperate need of a coffee. Get the puffer vest look wrong and it’s straight to the sin bin, but get it right and you just might get a spot replacing sporty spice…or something like that.
A puffer vest is a great way to keep your back warm, stay protected from the wind and also to inject alittle more of a sporty/relaxed vibe into your outfit. They don’t need to be worn exclusively for morning walks or to the gym, you can also team them with your everyday fashion look.
I like to team mine with
– a tulle skirt or wet look pants for a juxtaposed style
-skinny leg jeans, ankle boots and a shirt
-soft droppie pant, long sleeve tee and white kicks
– a stretchy tube style maxi dress and kicks.
However you choose to wear it the good news is the good ole puffer vest can be a fashion staple.
What I’m wearing
Vest from Regatta Sport at Myer (available in store)
Frankie4 ‘Izzy Gunmetal’ ankle boot sizes 6-12
Harlow ‘you got the look’ legging (leather look) sizes XS (12-14)-XL (24-26)
Target ribbed knit sizes XS-XL
Scarf SEED (available in store)
Tips to team your puffer vest with your everyday style…in style.
Take it easy with the layers, no one needs to look like the marshmallow man. Add light weight, streamlined layers under your vest like a tailored shirt, hi lo tee or light knit.
Look for a puffer vest with a detachable hood/collar
Steer clear of batwing sleeves under your vest, they just look cumbersome and messy.
Teaming a sporty puffer vest with a skirt or tailored pants amps up the style.
A puffer vest loves a white sneaker…or any sneaker really.
Choose one that’s not too bulky and look at the direction of the quilting. Horizonal quilting can sometimes make you look wider across the back, choose vertical pattern or a quilting in a mixed pattern.
A hi-lo hem (if you can find it) in a puffer vest is also flattering and more stylish.
Choose the ‘right size, too big and it will make you look bulky. Personally like most jackets I never close a puffer vest so am happy to choose a size down to get a more streamlined look.
Wear it over an open longer lined shirt with a tee for a fun layered look.
Have fun with colour, a black puffer vest is a good staple but could a coloured one serve you better?
How not to wear a puffer vest
Don’t team it with a tank, wear it to the beach or wear in summer. Pretty simple right? 🙂
Puffer vests I’m crushing on
1.Katies melange puffer sizes 8-20
2.Katies wine puffer sizes 6-22
3.CountryRoad almond pink quilted puffer sizes XXS-XL
4.Virtu khaki fur trim sizes 12-20
5.Kmart Fur trim sizes 8-20
How about you, are you a fan of the puffer vest? Seen any awesome ones lately?
Til next time,
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