We officially have snow in the forecast this week. My poor little Floridian heart is so not ready for that yet. Although looking cute in the cold is important to me, I refuse to sacrifice warmth for style.
One of the trends I'm loving right now is the quilted vest. Gone are the days of looking like a big marshmallow- brands are making insulated down vests more stylish than ever with streamlined quilt lines, pops of color & fashion forward details- J.Crew has made the look more popular than ever.
As I've mentioned a couple of times on the blog, I used to work in Outerwear merchandising and learned a ton about fill power & construction during my time in the category. While an inexpensive vest may be tempting, look for technical details like fill power or insulation if you don't want to be shivering in style. I've rounded up a few of my favorite ways to layer up with vests & cute knit hats to pair with them.
Look 1: Playing With Pattern
Look 2: Cozy Glam + Faux Fur
Look 3: Tribal Print + Cable Knit
I love each of these looks. The first has a preppy feel & great pop of color. The second look is minimalist and oh-so-cozy with the cable knit & faux fur. The third look reminds me of weekends at the cabin with the fun tribal print!
The trick to winter layering with insulated vests is to pick a silhouette that's not overly poufy. Remember what I said about fill power of down and insulation quality.. pooufiness does not equal warmth. You can still wear something streamlined and be cozy!
Which look is your favorite?