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2014/07/21 / Shanan

UNEXPECTED WARDROBE WANT: THE PUFFY VEST

I’m aware that anybody who knows me is going to think I’ve gone nuts.

I’ve put up a couple posts recently wherein I’ve jokingly drawn attention to this old paint-splattered puffy vest of my husband’s, and people are coming out of the woodwork in support of the utilitarian wardrobe item whose very existence is my bane.  All the popular sporty girls in my high school wore Mountain Equipment Co-op puffy vests every day and I pretty much vowed one would never slip over my shoulders.

It actually gets pretty chilly at night here in the summer, so if we’re sitting around the bonfire or what have you, dressing warm is still key.  So I guess it made me wonder if, hypothetically of course, it were even possible to pull off a puffer vest and look relatively cool.  Well it kind of turns out you can?

Image above: Just Cavalli floral down puffer vest, via Nordstrom.  Because you may as well go crazy with a print.

Citizens-of-Humanity-quilted-denim-vest

Keep the rest of the outfit cut slim and simple.  Maybe add a belt?  Citizens of Humanity quilted denim vest, from Anthropologie via Svpply.

madewell-fireside-buffalo-vest

Buffalo plaid ups the classic factor: Madewell fireside vest (this one’s a bit light on the puff).

peter-pilotto-mrblblu-sleeveless-print-puffer-vest-front

Love the high-end modern sporty feel of this Peter Pilotto sleeveless print puffer vest in grey, via Lyst.

navy-puffer-vest-ali-express

Complete your beautiful hipster lumberjack look with a navy hoodie puffer vest, via Ali Express.

Which would you choose?  I mean, if you were absolutely forced to wear one of these, in public…

  • allison b-t:

    i have puffy vest. i don’t wear it to look cute but it definitely does the job of keeping me warm!

    i like the CoH, Madewell & Ali Express choices best.

    2014/07/21
  • natalia:

    Ha! i just emailed you a Herringbone Puffy Vest!

    2014/07/28

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