We're loving cold-weather vests at the moment. They provide just the right amount of warmth and are a stylish alternative to a bulky jacket. Today, Fashion Reporter Allison McNamara and Entertainment Reporter Matthew Rodrigues are sharing a few of our favorite vests that we want to get our hands on — stat. Take a look at our top five, then let us know which one you like best! On Allison McNamara: A.L.C. sweater, Urban Outfitters skirt.
Blame it on the Winter temperatures: the puffer vest — a sportier gilet, if you will — is having a moment. While you may be concerned about the inevitably voluminous (read: not as flattering) shape, we're here to dispel those hang-ups with a fresh batch of vests that are sure to look good, even layered up and at their puffiest. We've got the pros on tap — a Moncler staple (in its flashier patent finish), Brit brand Boden's classic reversible iteration, and the iconic North Face version providing subzero-temp salvation — along with some exciting new finds to fuel our latest cold-weather shopping excursion. And as layering aficionadas, we can't deny this seasonal opportunity to pair the puffer vest with cozy knit sweaters, shearling-lined boots, and a coat on top. So, you may not be rocking formfitting silhouettes in the freezing weather, but you will be warm, cute, and prepared. Click through to shop the 11 puffer vests we (and you) need now.
Reese Witherspoon kept warm in a navy puffer vest while running errands around LA. Puffer vests aren't the most fashiony on their own, but the actress injected major style into hers by pairing it over a striped thermal and cuffed boyfriend jeans. She then finished off with a black leather satchel, these tan Burberry moccasins ($318, originally $529), and cool Westward Leaning sunglasses. For your next day of running errands, look to Reese by adding a puffer vest to your mix.
A cozy vest is one of our favorite Winter styling essentials, and we're sure you can see why. When layered over a pretty printed dress or chic separates, a vest can add a cool textural element to any look without making you look bulky. The latest batch boasts an array of variations, ranging from luxe fur renditions to the cutest toggle-embellished puffer, suited for every one of your Winter activities. Click the slideshow to shop our favorite vests for Winter, and get ready to cuddle up.
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