As twinkling holiday decorations begin to appear and darkness starts to descend at what feels like 3pm everyday, it’s time to start thinking about how to stay warm while still looking cool through the impending winter months. Your best bet? A fur or down vest, both of which are huge trends this season. Whether real or faux, a cozy vest can instantly glamorize even the most mundane outfit. It can be layered on top of a t-shirt and jeans, a flowy dress, a romper, or a fitted LBD. Here are a few of my favorite vests of the season, with a luxurious option for every budget.
Graham & Spencer’s faux, winter white vest can be thrown over a white blouse for a tone-on-tone effect or layered over a black top for a graphic contrast. Either way, it adds an interesting element of texture to your outfit.
Graham & Spencer faux fur vest, $235
The asymmetrical cut of this Georgie faux fur vest is very rock ‘n roll. Pair it with a lace dress to add a touch of femininity or play up its edginess by wearing it with jeans and biker boots.
Georgie faux fur vest, $275
Brave chilly temps in this well-insulated, puffer vest that works just as well on the slopes as it does on the playground.
Theory down vest, $395
As the mercury drops, nothing keeps body heat rising like a Moncler down vest. The classic French outerwear label has famously outfitted Olympic ski teams, mountain climbers, and of course, legions of stylish ski bunnies.
Moncler down vest, $435
The hood on this cropped fur vest gives it a more casual vibe that your usual, uptown fur.
Theory hooded fur vest, $895
This plush vest can be thrown on over almost anything to instantly chic it up. By day, partner it with your basic jeans-and-a-tee ensemble. After dark, wear it over a cocktail dress to a holiday party.
Theory fur vest, $1135
Get a jumpstart on the biker trend with this shearling vest from of-the-moment label Grai. Layer it over a patterned button-down and pair it with skinny jeans tucked into motorcycle boots for a downtown vibe.
Grai shearling vest, $1260