If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual boring winter jacket, why not try a down vest? Also called puffer vests, this outerwear option is a fun addition to your winter wardrobe. But styling them can sometimes be a little more difficult, especially when they’re replacing a coat. Here are some fun ways to style down vests this winter.
The most stylish and fun options for styling down vests in the winter
A Puffer Vest Over a Plaid Shirt
This is probably the most classic option for wearing a down vest. This lightweight option from Land’s End comes in several different colors and patterns. A gray or black vest would look really cute with one of these plaid shirts from JcPenney.
A Puffer Vest With a Turtleneck
Another fun way to style a down vest is over a slim-fitting turtleneck. This textured puffer vest from Old Navy has an extra high collar to keep your neck warm on even the chilliest days. A slim-fitting turtleneck will look great under a vest this thick and puffy. Try this turtleneck from Gap, which comes in red and black.
Add a Scarf
For a fun and warm option, try adding a scarf when it’s really chilly or snowy outside. This burgundy plaid blanket scarf from Target is really pretty for winter. A ribbed infinity scarf is also a fun option.
Pair it With a Dress
Instead of a sweater or blazer, opt for a down vest over your favorite dress. A down vest is an especially fun option when paired with a t-shirt dress. This long sleeve t-shirt dress from Gap is a great option. The dress comes in solids and stripes so don’t be afraid to mix patterns.
Layer Your Vest Under Your Winter Coat
This might not be a super fun option for styling a down vest, but it’s definitely a practical one. When it’s really cold, you’ll be glad you have that extra layer. Just make sure your vest is slim fitting enough under your winter coat so that you don’t look too puffy. This trench coat from Gap is a fun option. The contrast of the shorter vest and the longer jacket will keep things interesting.