I had been eyeing this herringbone puffer vest from J.Crew for a while and while I was in the U.S. in September I went in to have a look at it and try it on. I like the look of it in the pictures that I’ve seen online, but I wasn’t that impressed with it when I saw it in person. And I didn’t think it was all that flattering on me.
The herringbone pattern is actually just a picture of the pattern laid onto the fabric instead of the actual threads of the fabric creating the pattern (not sure if this description makes sense lol but it’s the best I can do hahaha).
Anyway, I decided to pass on the vest, but I still really liked the idea of it. So, I was at Old Navy last week and saw their version of this vest. It’s not offered online right now for some reason so I can’t link it for you. But I LOVE this vest!! It’s almost like wearing a teady bear! Lol. It’s soft and plush on the inside and nice and thick and warm! I put my hands in the pockets and never want to take them out lol! The outside of the vest must have some sort of wool fabric and it is a little scratchy, but that’s not the part that is against your skin so it’s not a problem at all for me. And it’s the actually threads in the fabric that create the herringbone design.
I paired this vest with burgundy skinny jeans (the ones I’m wearing are a regular length but on me they are ankle length because I’m about 5’10 with is totally fine with me as I love this length). I bought these jeans in a size 10 which is my usual size and I find them loose in the waist and tight in the legs which I find with most jeans that I try on. Not a perfect fit for me, but close enough lol!
I love the look of burgundy with mustard yellow so naturally I went with my mustard yellow sweater which is also from Old Navy and is falling apart after only one wash which I’m not at all happy about. The stitching is letting go on the cuffs of the sleeves and the neck line and I can’t sew so this is a big problem for me! Hahaha
I LOVE to mix patterns whenever I can so I couldn’t resist throwing on a leopard print scarf with this herringbone vest! And then I kept it simple for the shoes with black ankle boots. LOVE this outfit!
Old Navy herringbone vest not available online, similar here
Gap leopard print scarf sold out, similar here
Old Navy sweater in a mustard yellow here
Old Navy mid-rise rock star jeans sold out but they will be back…just keep checking, similar here
Steve Madden ankle boots in black sold out, very similar here