Rachel from Redcliffe Style and I are having So Much Fun with the Style it Project. We are loving all the fabulous photos and posts from people sharing their style rocking the Lee Cooper for Big W spotted chambray shirt for our inaugural Style it Project in May.
For June, we’re challenging you a little bit. The puffer vest is a controversial item. Poor little unassuming piece of clothing that it is!
We’ve selected a $27 reversible puffer vest from Mix Apparel. In the spirit of the Style it Project, it is an easily accessible and affordable piece. With the onset of winter, it is a useful piece too. You can buy Mix Apparel online or if you have one within striking distance, you can buy one from the supermarket and sneak some style into your groceries!
Check out Redcliffe Style’s post on Style it Project with a gorgeous example of how to wear a puffer vest
Adding bulk to your figure by wearing a puffy piece of clothing scares many people. Some people don’t want to know how to wear a puffer vest. They want to know why you would wear a puffer vest!
Let’s cover why. A great way to add a little extra warmth with a sports luxe edge. I’ve found the trick to wearing this piece is to channel a little sports luxe style. Whilst the puffer vest lends itself to casual outfits, you can style it for a sports luxe look with wedge trainers, silk knits and leather.
Wear it a size smaller than you think you might need. Doesn’t zip up? No problems. Think of it as a waistcoat rather than a coat. Layer it over fine gauge knits and under coats.
Worn well, the puffer vest can visually narrow your figure. Trust me on this one! Try wearing it open over a patterned top. It’s a visual illusion – the eyes will be drawn to the small section of patterned fabric in the middle of the opened vest.
Like most things, seeing is easier than imagining. Let’s check out some styled outfits I’ve put together to illustrate how to wear a puffer vest.
Now let’s move on to HOW to wear a puffer vest!
How to wear a puffer vest | casual sports luxe
Shop My Style | Mix Apparel Reversible Puffer Vest $27 | Mix Apparel Chevron Boat Neck Knit $25 | Bohemian Traders Pom Pom Beanie $69 | Isabel Marant wedge trainers | Shop similar Vans SK8 Hi Wedge | Colette Hayman bag | Bonds Besties Cuff Trackie $30 on sale
How to wear a puffer vest | classic leather and denim
Shop My Style | Mix Apparel Reversible Puffer Vest $27 | Mix Apparel Chambray Shirt $25 | Colette Hayman bag | Colette Hayman statement necklace | Peter Morrissey for Big W PU Flare Skirt – sold out online but still available in some stores | Zoe Kratzmann Rider Ink boots $297
How to wear a puffer vest | sweater dress and boots
Shop My Style | Mix Apparel sweater dress $29 | Mix Apparel reversible puffer vest | Metalicus ponte leggings $69 on sale | Verily scarf | Bohemian Traders Pom Pom Beanie $69 | Colette Hayman bag | Tall boots on sale at Style Tread | Blackberry Bramble necklace by Formed Design Co
How to wear a puffer vest | girly boho chic
Shop My Style | Mix Apparel reversible puffer vest $27 | Colette Hayman jewellery | Jessica Bratich Lauren Clutch in Seafoam $69.95 on sale | Bohemian Traders Distressed Boyfriend Jeans $100 | Bohemian Traders Sunset Blouse in Flora $86 | Shop similar hair accessories at Summer Blossom on sale at $9 in Aztec and Stud designs | EOS Shoes Minka Beige half price at $100 | Estee Lauder lip gloss – click here for details on a fab online exclusive Gift with Purchase | Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel
Have you joined Rachel and I for Style it Project? We’d love to see how you styled your Lee Cooper for Big W spotted chambray shirt (or other chambray shirt). Are you joining us for June? Don’t be scared. Now you know how to wear a puffer vest!
I’m linking with the 30+ Style & Beauty Link Up Party, hosted by my fabulous friend Rachel from Redcliffe Style.