Mamas, I talked about my love of puffer vests for pooch-hiding reasons last winter, here. And while puffer vests are often made fun of...
One popular example is the performance vest which solves the age old problem of cold chest hot arms.
---- from Stuff White People Like
...I've noticed that puffer vests are still going strong (probably because we all hate that cold chest, hot arm syndrome amiright?). In fact, puffy vests are getting chic little upgrades. A patch of tweed, perhaps, some leather trim. Or even...chambray?
I'm not the only one intrigued by the new puffers. The ubiquitous puffy vest has been seen on many a blogger, but the latest ones are rendered in soft fabrics, updated shapes (both over-sized and shrunken) and cool prints.
Cute, right? But I have to give credit where credit is due: I first started taking a second look at puffy vests because of my mom. She came out to visit in November, and while we were shopping, she was on a mission to find one new, fabulous, trendy piece. Something that would inject her current wardrobe with a hefty shot of style. After hours of shopping and numerous try-ons...we just couldn't find it. "MA-AHM!" I said in exasperation. "What do you actually LIKE to wear?? Let's just upgrade that." Her answer? The old stand-by, the puffy vest. It was easy to pull on/off and helped keep her warm without reducing her to a sweaty mess (when hot flashes hit...kinda like being pregnant all over again. Yikes.). That day, Mom was in luck. Look what we found at J.Crew:
Awww...isn't she cute?
Anyway, I was able to find some really cool puffer vests in a myriad of styles: modern, classic, preppy, boho, etc. (And many are on sale...)
ps. Gang, thank you SO much for all of your awesome (and quick and easy) hair styling tips!! There was so much discussion that I added a linky to the bottom of the post. Feel free to add your pics of cool do's (Pocketful of Joules, thanks for the instagram pic - I added it to the linky). Also, I added a few example pics at the end of the post that I recieved today from readers. See the whole shebang here!