You guys know that here at SG HQ, we love a good puffer vest. We share twitpics of our own puffers, and we’ve oohed and ahhed over celebs’ stylish interpretations of the sporty look.
As the thermometer inches downwards, then, we thought it was the perfect time to add the extra layer of warmth that comes from the puffer vest.
The puffer vest can sub in for a big bulky coat if you just have to run from your car into the mall. Its streamlined silhouette will make for greater range of motion when grabbing that last sweater on the very top shelf, not to mention breezy comfort when you have to stand in a 40 minute line to actually purchase said-sweater.Puffer Vest – eBay, $50 Shirt – H&M, $30 Pants – eBay, $162 Shoes – Ugg, $140 Belt – eBay, $27
ICYMI, we obsessed over RobPat’s sportcoat+puffer vest combo last year, and let me just affirm that, yes, we are still very much interested in this layered cold weather style. A puffer feels totally unexpected with dress clothes, but also so right. Make sure to find a thin one so that it fits under the blazer without making you look puffy.Puffer Vest – eBay, $150 Shirt – Banana Republic, $60 Blazer – Topman, $300 Pants – Toddland, $58 Belt – Fossil, $35 Shoes – DSW, $110
Brawny Man Date Night
This is what my imaginary lumberjack boyfriend would wear on a date night at the movies. The sweater is dressier than his typical wood-cutting (that’s what they do, right?) uniform, but his mountain man mystique is maintained with a big orange puffer vest that will keep him warm when I steal all the popcorn.Vest – eBay, $119 Sweater – Billabong, $52 Pants – Fox, $55 Shoes – eBay, $124
As you can see, a men’s puffer vest is more than just, well, a puffy vest; it’s a way of life. The chameleon of your wardrobe, they can be fancy or free of care. The best puffer looks are those that look more intentional than just, “Oh I’m cold in what I’m wearing so I should put this on, right?” Try layering your puffer with a dressed-up look; we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Love these puffer styles but don’t own one yet? Check out the Baby It’s (Sort of) Cold Outside: The Puffer Vest collection by Style Girlfriend on eBay. We’ll be updating this collection and others like Oh, Buffalo, Orange is the New Black, and In the Navy in the months to come, so be sure to follow Style Girlfriend on eBay for all kinds of shoppable inspiration.
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How do you rock the puffer?
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