The puffer vest or waistcoat is the ideal transitional wardrobe piece between fall and winter. There are a number of options available in Montreal that are urban chic and functional. Although esteemed as a fashion trend for celebrity kids, the vest is consistently a hot item.
A strong preference for many parents is a reversible designed vest; making for alternate looks that little ones adore. The idea of wearing two unique vests in one is pretty cool to kids. Detachable hoods are also a wonderful detail that come in handy on colder days.
Different fabrics give each vest a unique appeal; fleece or sheep skin lined designs coupled with a shell of nylon, denim or corduroy make for styles that are on-trend. Down filled vests tend to dominate the market with their exceptional warmth factor.
Layering is certainly the most intersting aspect of the vest. When paired with hoodies, denim jackets, cable pullovers, plaid shirts and cardigans, the vest makes for an urban and trendy look. However, layering is more than an expression of style; it’s key for adapting to the fluctuating temperatures indicative of autumn.
The cool factor of the vest is enhanced when sported with a simple vintage tee, slim jeans, high top sneakers or army inspired boots. Add a little character to the vest with a hat that celebrates your kid’s unique personality, making for an overall fun yet chic look.
Brand names such as Mini Boden, Appaman, Diesel and Boss make extraordinary pieces for those parents willing to splurge in the name of fashion. However more affordable options include selections from H & M, Zara, Gap, and Old Navy making for hip alternatives which are just as vogue.
In search of that essential piece for kids this fall, let it be the vest; the versatile gem allows ones to stay warm, while still looking cool.