Trending or not, when the temps cool down, we need extra layers to keep us warm. A stylish way to do so is with a leopard print puffer vest. This little cutie checks all the boxes: warm, cozy, and super cute.
Sometimes a heavy jacket is just too much, but a puffer vest adds just the right touch of warmth for the transition from summer to fall as well as transitioning from fall to winter weather.
Do you have a puffer jacket? Or a vest? I actually have a couple of jackets and vests. Both are great for travel as you can scrunch them down in your suitcase and they come out looking just fine. The jackets are often packable, meaning they can slip into a little fabric pouch you can even throw into your handbag or backpack!
So, the next question is, how to style them? Just like any vest, they are super easy to integrate into an outfit and can create lots of different looks. I’m showing the vest in this post with a couple of different tops to show just how versatile this vest can be.
The Leopard Puffer Vest
There are lots of options out there for patterned puffer vests, which makes it easy to find one that suits your style and goes with your wardrobe. Mine is from Lands End who makes fabulous coats and vests and all kinds of items for fall and winter. I’m a longtime LandsEnd shopper and buy most of my winter (I say that loosely as a Southern Californian) outerwear from them.
While I know it may seem “early” to think about puffers of any kind, let me just say that we have three months of fall and then bang–it’s winter! Not to mention that the fashion industry is at least one season ahead.
Puffer Jackets and Coats
I shared this little puffy jacket several years ago. I keep this one in its pouch in my car, just in case.
Here is my all-over “puffer” coat that I shared last year. I love that this coat is so lightweight and the burgundy color is so rich and pretty.
OK, now on to the leopard vest!
How to Style a Leopard Print Puffer Vest
Puffer Vest with Basic Black
First, a basic easy-to-wear style. A black top, whether short sleeve, long sleeve, crew or vee-neck works well.
I love to wear a vest with an elbow-length turtle or mock neck top. It’s just right for now, and when the weather turns really chilly or for an evening outside, a chunky turtleneck is a good choice.
Leopard Vest With Red
What is your favorite color to pair with leopard? There are so many possibilities! I love this print with red or burgundy. One of my favorite ways to wear this combo is in the post, Three Ways to Style a Leopard Pleated Skirt.
The red turtleneck becomes the focal point for this otherwise neutral outfit. It will make a cute and casual holiday look!
Yes, even though straight-leg jeans are the hottest denim trend, we all still wear our skinny jeans! I love the stretchy comfort of these jeans from Wit & Wisdom.
OK, ladies, it’s just about time to pull out those puffer vests, jackets, coats. If you don’t yet have one of these cuties, here are some options at various price points. I warn you, it may be hard to choose!
How will you style a puffer vest this season?