Cold Weather Chic: 3 Stylish Ways to Wear a Puffer Vest

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Puffer vest

Product Info: 1. ASOS, 2. YesStyle, 3. American Eagle


The practical puffer vest is a staple in many college girls' closets, but it may seem hard to incorporate this bulky piece of outerwear into a chic, stylish outfit. Sure, everyone loves the classically comfy look of a puffer vest with a flannel shirt, skinny jeans, and knee-high boots, but don't let yourself and your vest get stuck in a style rut!

Break out of your comfort zone and read on for three creative, fashionista-friendly ways to style a puffer vest:

1. With a Statement Necklace

Gray sweater boyfriend jeans green vest

Products: Sweater - H&M, Vest - Uniqlo, Jeans - H&M, Necklace - Modcloth, Shoes - Charlotte Russe, Watch - Forever 21

This look pairs a dark green puffer vest with some other comfy and casual pieces, but dresses it up with glam accessories. Start with distressed boyfriend jeans and a gray sweater, then layer on your vest. Kick it up a notch with heeled ankle boots, a sleek gold watch, and a jeweled statement necklace. It's the perfect way to look polished while staying comfy and warm!

2. With a Maxi Skirt

Black maxi skirt graphic tee red vest

Product Info: Tee - Old Navy, Skirt - H&M, Vest - Gap, Shirt - Gap, Wedges - Amazon, Hat - Target

Think maxi skirts are only for warm weather? Prepare to be proven wrong! A maxi skirt looks great with layers - start with a black skirt, a simple graphic tee, and an open chambray shirt. Add on a burgundy red vest and taupe lace-up wedges. Complete this cold-weather outfit with a colorful knit beanie.

3. With Printed Pants

Teal sweatshirt black vest printed pants

Product Info: Sweatshirt - H&M, Vest - Gap, Pants - Charlotte Russe, Shoes - 6pm, Scarf - Sperry Top Sider, Lipstick - NARS

This last look incorporates a puffer vest into a trendy and edgy outfit. Start with a pair of printed black-and-white pants and a teal sweatshirt with a black puffer vest layered on top. Warm it up with a chunky gray knit scarf. Slip on a pair of spiked black loafers for a comfy-cool vibe, and swipe on some berry lipstick for a trendy and autumnal touch.


Is a puffer vest a staple in your closet? How do you style it? Which outfit would you try? Let us know in the comments!

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