Although the calendar tells us that it is coat season, Columbus weather has other things in mind. I find myself wishing for snowy days so that I will have a chance to don all of my fun cold weather fashion. But the only option now is to adapt. That’s why today’s Fashionista rocks the essential “in-between” season item: the puffer vest. She escapes the ski connotations of this typically utilitarian item by opting for a look that is casual with trendy touches.
What does one wear under a puffer vest? This question often stumps many Fashionistas and prevents them from purchasing this versatile item. Take a look at this stylish lady’s take on it. She chooses an orange sweater that echoes the warm hue of her vest's yellow zipper and subtle yellow pattern. From cream to black to navy, the many different colors present in her ensemble give the look interest, yet the combination still manages to remain cohesive. By using black and cream as the foundation of her outfit, the other pops of color don’t overwhelm; rather, they enhance the end product.
It is time to give the vest proper acknowledgement. This layer keeps you warm while allowing you to show off your clothes underneath. Brands like Moncler have been perfecting this wardrobe item for years with designs that exude a privileged ski-bunny feel. But recent updates on this classic offer a plethora of exciting options. Dries Van Noten showed richly embroidered, suit options for spring 2013 while Madewell offers a more rustic plaid version. Whatever your style, there is a vest to suit you for those winter days when you start to truly consider the effects of global warming.