During most fall days, I’m in jeans, a flannel shirt and loafers. (Side note: My friend Carly G. found this pair of scalloped loafers and I’m swooning!) I do change for social stuff… but I’m happiest in this super easy uniform. And what I like most about it is that the “look” gets a zillion times warmer when I throw on a vest.
Vests seem to be hit or miss every year. This year, though, they brought it. ;) So here are the best, preppiest vests for 2017:
Without a doubt, this is my absolute favorite vest of the year. It’s going to go with all my plaid shirts, haha, and it’s crazy soft and cozy. In case you’re wondering about sizing, I went with the medium. I normally wear a size small in Patagonia, but I wanted the extra length. I’ll try to get photos up on the blog this week, but going up the full size totally fixed that problem! (For reference, I’m somewhere between 5’4 and 5’5 & 105 and 110 pounds.) It comes in a few other colors, too.
GAH! This vest is a close second. It totally looks like an old school Patagonia, yet it’s L.L.Bean, which makes me love it even more.
HUGE fan of utility vests. I pretty much only wear mine with navy and white striped tees, but I can’t tell you how many compliments on my utility vest!
The “Better Sweater” vest is another favorite. (Go one size up.) I’m just now starting to realize how crazy I sound, however, considering I’m only on vest #7 and we have 13 more to go. But let’s keep going…
Ralph Lauren is the king of the preppy quilted vest. I have a jacket that looks very much like this vest, and I’m a huge fan. Makes you look like you ride horses. I’m personally terrified of horses, but I wish I rode them. ;)
Another great utility vest! Haven’t tried this one but love that it doesn’t have breast pockets. Much simpler!
Sail to Sable is the queen of fall, and I love that the company came out with a line of vests this year. The suede?! So cute.
I used to have a leopard coat but I unloaded it because it seemed to overwhelm my frame. This, though, looks like a great solution! As Jenna Lyons once said, leopard is a neutral and goes with everything. ;)
Last but not least, Barbour has some awesome vests out this year. I love this one, but I also love the Cavalry and the Beadnell. The Beadnell is actually a liner for the Beadnell jacket — and there’s an even warmer version. They can be used as standalone vests, and I HIGHLY recommend them for the Beadnell jackets if you live in a colder climate.