10 Ways To Style A Classic Puffer Vest This Winter

Just because it's getting chilly outside doesn't mean you have to sacrifice fashion in the name of keeping warm. Puffer vests have long been a staple of cold weather gear and this year they're not only practical, but incredibly fashionable too. Sure, this piece of outerwear will keep you cozy while being super comfortable, but it can also complement any outfit or look you've put together without being heavy and restrictive.

The puffer has quickly become a style staple thanks to influencers, stylists, and celebrities showing us how to wear them. These wintry essentials are so trendy they can be worn with anything, ranging from street style to the runway (via FashionUnited).

If you've been looking to add one to your wardrobe but have been struggling with styling ideas, or you're simply looking for different outfit options for the one you already own, we're here to give you all the inspiration you need. Here are 10 ways to style a classic puffer vest this winter.

With leather leggings

Leather leggings are a staple in many people's closets this year and one way to create a truly gorgeous and luxe outfit is to pair them with a cute, cropped puffer vest. Layer a turtleneck sweater underneath your outerwear for those ski chalet vibes. Matching the color of the vest to the leggings with a contrasting top makes the perfect outfit for a day out. Taking the look from day to night, you can pair your vest with a cute purse and you have cool-girl-chic.

With bicycle shorts

It doesn't have to be that cold outside to add a puffer vest to your wardrobe this season. We love how this pink one adds just the right touch to this outfit of bicycle shorts and a cropped quarter-zip athletic top. Instead of layering a sweatshirt or cardigan on top for added warmth, this puffer adds just the right amount of functionality and sporty coolness. This looks is perfect for going for a run, doing errands, or both — without even having to change your clothes.

With a sweater dress

Layering a longer, quilted vest over a long sleeve, mini-sweater dress creates a warm look that will turn heads! Add knee-high boots, a mid-sized handbag, and tights for an outfit that can work for the office, an afternoon in the city, or a dinner out. Not only does the vest look smart, but it provides just the right amount of warmth in cooler temperatures. Opt for top-to-toe winter white and you'll have a cozy, but elegant ensemble.

Go monochrome

Continuing with the monochromatic trend, you simply cannot go wrong with this classic all-beige look. We love how this outfit paired a comfy nude jogger set, with matching ankle boots, and a neutral puffer vest to take this outfit from casual to chic almost immediately. Regardless of the color of your outerwear, pairing it with pieces in a similar tone will make you feel naturally put together. You can wear this flattering ensemble just about anywhere this winter.

With Sunday sweats

Puffer vests are so popular because they really can be worn with so many different things. Turn your best Sunday sweats into a look by adding a cropped vest to keep you warm and cozy. When you don't want to change out of your comfy sweatpants and hoodie, a puffer vest is the perfect choice to complete the outfit when you have to go outside for a quick outing. A midriff-baring one in a neutral shade is ideal to mix and match with your sweats.

With tall boots

Puffer vests don't have to be boring, nor are they all structured the same. If you enjoy a minimalist look but still want to add some flair to your wardrobe, find a classic puffer with a not-so-classic neckline. The oversized lapels on this outerwear add drama to this look even though it is paired with a simple set of black leggings and tall DKNY boots. From wellies to leather knee-high boots, you're sure to amp up the style factor when you pair them with your puffer this season.


Add some structure to your outfit with a belted puffer vest. Not only does this garment give you the warmth you need, the belt allows you to create multiple different silhouettes with one vest. This look also reassures us that you don't have to be afraid of a bold hue when wearing it in a single piece either. Although black and nude are popular shades for puffers, this emerald one demonstrates that adding a pop of color to any ensemble is always a good idea.

With jeans and white ankle boots

Pair those must-have white ankle boots that are so popular this season with a matching puffer vest for a cute and casual everyday look. Wear them with your favourite jeans, a cozy sweatshirt, and a matching hat and you have the perfect winter outfit. This is the perfect attire for sipping hot chocolate by an outdoor fire, ice skating with friends, or taking part in just about any other fun activity this season.

Oversized casual chic

We love the monochromatic elements of this outfit, but it's the ability to cinch the waist that we love the most. This is a great, oversized puffer vest that can be worn a few different ways thanks to that drawstring waist. It's so easy to elevate a basic sweatsuit with an oversized vest, and you get the look of having a belt without the extra fabric. Add in a great pair of boots and a rocking handbag to complete this look, and that's all you need to look fabulous.

With parachute pants and a baseball cap

For the ultimate in minimalist street style, pair a cropped puffer vest with an oversized pair of parachute pants. Adding a classic white tee and ball cap gives this look an everyday style. But, coordinating with some stunning gold jewelry and a gorgeous over-the-shoulder bag makes this outfit anything but basic. Whether you're stepping out for a quick coffee or meeting friends for lunch, you're sure to make a statement.