if the grey skies of november are swirling overhead, then it’s time to wear a perfectly preppy puffer vest. while we’re at it, let’s throw in a fair isle sweater for good measure. last week this fair isle sweater was paired with a shetland blazer. read how to wear a fair isle sweater. this week i couldn’t resist wearing it with a perfectly preppy puffer vest. ‘cuz i’ m a sucker when it comes to the classics.
some of you might know eddie bauer invented the puffer jacket after a fishing expedition went awry with a severe case of hypothermia. when eddie narrowly escaped freezing to death, he was determined to create a jacket that would resist the harsh elements. thus the quilted puffer jacket encased with down feathers emerged. it’s seen many renditions through the years, but this outerwear staple morphed into a puffer vest along the way. it can be spotted on television shows Succession or seen on Jeff Bezos. it’s been a wardrobe staple of mine for years.
perfectly preppy puffer vest
today’s outfit starts with this metallic puffer vest from Talbots with a detachable faux fur collar. the gold metallic color adds a hint of sophistication, as does the collar. the waist is cinched in the back of the vest, and it comes in several colors besides gold metallic. a puffer vest is the perfect third layer when temps are chilly but not downright cold. it looks fantastic popped over a fair isle sweater and blue jeans from Madewell that have been on style repeat this fall. add a pair of suede booties (old, similar here), and you have an outfit that’s not only perfectly preppy but oozes weekend chic. this ootd can go for a walk in the woods or sip coffee at an outdoor cafe. don’t you love choices? a puffer vest is a favorite of mine to throw on when it’s time to take oscar for his evening walk.
fair isle sweater
there are so many choices when it comes to fair isle sweaters. so i rounded up a few of my favorites. pick one any one because fair isle sweaters are a perennial favorite.
the detachable faux fur collar and flattering cinching at the back waistband are the details that set this puffer vest apart. it’s also water-resistant and has fleece-lined pockets.
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