Ah, faux-fur vests. They provide an in-yo-face punch, adding considerable girth, shag and fluff that encapsulate your figure in a BAMF (that’s Bad Ass Mother F**ker) way. Bonus points for their ability to make an outfit while still treading easily between day and night. It’s time to cast your iPhone’s Polaroid photo app aside and truly channel your retro glam-rock essence — dive headfirst into our round-up of the best in faux-fur vests.
Puffer vests have become a winter weekend wear uniform, but we’re determined to bring them beyond the weekend into the workweek. With a few sophisticated and polished additions, a puffer vest can be appropriate for strolling in and out of work and looking funky and edgy for a date. Check out the work and date looks we created that highlight a puffer vest. Keep reading »
When I was a child, there were three things that defined my style — big earrings, hats, and vests. Big earrings and hats are style preferences that not everyone shares, but I’m going to argue that everyone needs a vest or two. For one, they’re excellent for layering this time of year, but won’t be too hot when the temperature warms during the day. And vests show that you’re more adventurous than simply choosing a jacket or cardigan as a cover-up. Here are nine of our favorite knit, tunic-length, drape-y, and menswear-inspired vests.
After I saw Inception for the first time, I left the theater with three existential questions racing through my head:
- What if reality as we know it is actually a dream world?
- Did Leonardo DiCaprio’s character ever really wake up?
- Why don’t more men wear vests?
The third one has weighed most heavily on my mind in recent weeks … Keep reading »
Vests may seem like cold-weather clothing, but they’re actually great for when you want to layer during the summer, since they’re, you know, sleeveless. This vest by Michael Kors works with both casual and nice outfits, like an easy jean and tank combo or your simple black dress. Sparkles are so versatile that the possibilities with this piece are endless.
When the temperature gets down below 30, all attempts at looking good go out the window. I put tights under my jeans, layer three pairs of socks, and wear a knit hat that messes up my hair. One of the bad things about layering is that putting a thick, long-sleeved sweater under a coat can result in that awful, stuffed-sausage feeling and an inability to move your arms the way you normally do. To give yourself a wider range of motion, put a thin, insulated vest under your coat instead of tons of long-sleeved layers. Your core will be warm, and your arms won’t be impeded. And, lucky for you, outdoorsy companies like Land’s End and L.L.Bean are having post-holiday sales just as the real cold sets in. [Polarthin Insulator Vest, $24.99 on sale, Land's End] Keep reading »