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Puffer Vests! One of This Fall's Most Versatile Layering Pieces

This past week, we have been blessed with the most beautiful fall days with blue skies, lots of sunshine, and the leaves turning stunning shades of yellow and red. To most, October means pumpkin-spiced everything, Halloween and Hocus Pocus, and the arrival of temperatures that make way for lots of layering! A treasured layering piece in my fall wardrobe is my quilted puffer vest. For a girl who often shops with her corporate job in mind, I need pieces that can be easily taken from the office to the weekend and back again. Check out how I took my vest from casual to work appropriate. 


This vest can be dressed up with a skirt, tights, and boots or dressed down with jeans and a collared shirt. For a more casual look, try pairing your vest with a patterned button up. It's great for casual Fridays at the office or a trip to your local pumpkin patch! For a work wear look, I dressed up this vest with a pair of brightly colored cords, a fisherman's crew neck sweater, and my trusty chambray shirt. 


The best thing about a puffer vest is it has the extra layer of warmth you're craving without adding bulk like a heavier coat would. Plus, you can still easily show off the rest of your outfit! This tomboyish accessory can be easily transformed into something girly and glam if that's more your style. Wear your vest with a belt or layer it with a leather or jean jacket and a collared shirt—the possibilities are endless when it comes to remixing with pieces you already own. Soon enough you'll want a vest in every color!

Find more fashion inspiration from Samantha at The Brunette One.

Samantha McClelland

Samantha McClelland currently resides in Iowa as a full-time merchandise buyer. Before landing her job in the corporate world, she was itching for a creative outlet. After perusing many interior design, DIY, and fashion blogs, she created The Brunette One in July of 2010. The Brunette One is a collection of splendid things. A collection that includes Samantha's love of fashion; cataloging the latest trends and shopping tips, along with sharing her personal and street style inspirations. In her spare time, Samantha moonlights as co-owner and founder of StyleEsque, the director of communications for Go Blog Social and co-founder of Midwest Bloggers.

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