Layered looks: Utilize vests as a perfect in-between wardrobe piece

Vests are a perfect piece to create a layered look while still keeping you warm during the cool fall months.

Miranda Pollitt

Fall weather calls for a new way of dressing. One way to create a layered look that keeps you warm is through wearing vests. From furry to puffy, vests are a great way to layer and create increased interest in an outfit that will take you from chilly mornings to sunny afternoons.

Puffy vests are a major trend this fall, for both men and women. From high end to low, there is an option for everyone. One can purchase vests from J. Crew, Old Navy, North Face and many other retailers around the local Ames and Des Moines area.

Casual puffy vests are great to wear around campus. Women can simply put on a long sleeve shirt, sweater or sweatshirt and layer the vest on top. One can pair this look with either leggings or jeans depending on personal preferences. To dress this look up, women can pair it with a chambray top and a statement necklace. To finish the look, throw on a pair of riding boots and high decorative socks to keep your feet warm.

One way for men to dress up a puffy vest is to wear it with a collared button down shirt. This makes the look dressy and put together when attending class and meetings. Pair your vest and collared shirt with a pair of dark jeans or pants.

Also, women could wear a pair of pants or switch out with a skirt with tights. Sweater tights are a great option for transitioning to fall and winter because they keep your legs warmer than nylon tights.

Another vest trend is faux fur vests. These are great for a warm, yet fashionable look.

Women can pair a faux fur vest with a long sleeve dress, boots and tights for a fun and formal look. Layer your favorite jewelry pieces for an extra touch of sparkle.

Adding a vest can not only keep one warm but also add interest to any outfit.