How to Style a Puffer Vest (and not look...puffy)

Quilted vests are everywhere right now, and I love how they easily add both warmth and an interesting layer to a look. However, it can be a challenge to layer with a quilted puffer vest and not feel a bit puffy yourself.

The trick is to make sure your proportions are balanced. Since the vest adds volume to the top half of your look, it's best to have a sleeker, more fitted bottom half. Puffer vests definitely lend themselves well to weekends, but with the right pieces they can work for a casual work environment too.

{quilted vest with a plaid shirt for work}

If you follow me on Instagram, this will look familiar. I wore it to work, and felt like a glamorous lumberjack, or, a "glamberjack" (just go with it).  I like the balance of dressy, casual, feminine, and masculine elements here. 

Plaid shirt: J.Crew via ThredUp (similar) | quilted vest: Land's End | blue cords: Gap (similar) | necklace: c/o Happiness Boutique | desert booties: Crown Vintage (similar)

{quilted vest with a bright scarf and riding boots for the weekend}

One of my weekend uniforms for fall is a sweater, jeans, and riding boots. To add a little more warmth as the weather gets colder, I've been adding a scarf and my puffer vest. The soft, feminine scarf and the bright color of the sweater contrast nicely with the thick, warm vest. 

Pink sweater: Gap via ThredUp (similar) | quilted vest: Land's End | jean leggings: Loft | scarf: Loft (similar) | brown riding boots: Mia (similar at a great price)

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How do you like to wear puffer vests? 

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