Plus Size Black Puffer Vest Outfit

A plus size black puffer vest outfit for fall and winter.

As you well know by now I am a big fan of vests.  Remember my Ireland story?

Vests are a 3-season staple.  Plus, they’re lightweight, easy to pack, and will come in handy when the weather has a chill.

Plus Size Black Puffer Vest Outfit Idea by Alexa Webb. A plus size black puffer vest outfit with a hot pink and orange plaid scarf from Free People, black and white striped t-shirt, skinny jeans, a YSL Lou crossbody bag, and black chunky lug booties. Alexa Webb

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Before getting into outfit details, I want to share some thoughts about mixing prints and stripes.

Mixing Prints

As you can see, this look features a plaid scarf and a black and white striped t-shirt

You know I love mixing prints!

In fact, lately, I have been really into fun colors and prints for fall!

Go herehere, and here to see some recent bright outfit ideas with mixed prints.

For tips on mixing prints, check out this post

And for an in-depth explanation, check out this IGTV video.

Life is Short, Wear Stripes

If you’re a regular reader, you know I love stripes!  As I’ve said, I am a stripe-aholic.  Sorry, not sorry. 

But, if you’re unsure about stripes, please read this post “Are horizontal stripes REALLY making you look fat?,” written by Melissa at Suger Coat It

She explains, “No, horizontal stripes won’t make you look fat. Only being fat makes you look fat.  And you know what, that’s okay.”

I think Melissa does a fantastic job of breaking down this outdated “rule” regarding plus sizes and stripes. 

Outfit Details

Now for the plus size black puffer vest outfit details.

Much like you’ve seen many times on this blog, I opted for a striped tee under a vest topped with a plaid scarf over jeans.

And boom!  It’s a bit formulaic but it wins every. damn. time.

I actually purchased this Free People pink and orange plaid scarf

It’s so pretty!

Booties

Then I added in that trending 90s vibe with some lug-soled Chelsea booties.

Comically, these booties are from Steve Madden, a brand of shoes I almost exclusively wore in the 90s.

They really take me back to my days of Nirvana, clove cigarettes, plaid flannel, and Boone’s Farm.

Oh, the nostalgia!

These booties have a 2 1/2″ heel with a 1″ platform.  They should be pretty comfortable.

Accessories

As always, I had to make the look a little bougie with some designer pieces like the iconic YSL Lou crossbody bag.

I had that bad boy in my cart twice today.  He will be mine soon!

Make sure you see my links to less expensive alternatives below.

I also added the statement-making black Celine square sunglasses

I have the “inspired” ones from Amazon and I love them!

By the way, check out my Amazon store for more of my picks!

Lipstick

Finish off your look with a fuchsia lip, like “Pink Safari” from YSL

As I’ve said, the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipsticks (or here) are my favorite lipsticks. 

I readily admit they are bougie AF and totally break the budget.  But they are amazing!

They’re 65% oil and feel amazing on the lips!  Not to mention they smell fantastic. 

Plus, the packaging is so gorgeous that I actually bought a lipstick holder, like this one and this one to display them.

And I just can’t say enough great things about them!

The closest lippies I have found at more reasonable prices are L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Shine Lipstick and Sephora’s Rouge Lacquer Lipsticks

While both are similar, they aren’t even close to the decadence of the YSL ones.

Pro tip: Layer a lip stain like Benetint (or here) under the YSL for longer-lasting color.

Plus Size Black Puffer Vest Outfit

Plus Size Black Puffer Vest Outfit Idea by Alexa Webb. A plus size black puffer vest outfit with a hot pink and orange plaid scarf from Free People, black and white striped t-shirt, skinny jeans, a YSL Lou crossbody bag, and black chunky lug booties. Alexa Webb

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Plus Size Black Puffer Vest Outfit

Plus Size Black Puffer Vest Outfit Idea by Alexa Webb. A plus size black puffer vest outfit with a hot pink and orange plaid scarf from Free People, black and white striped t-shirt, skinny jeans, a YSL Lou crossbody bag, and black chunky lug booties. Alexa Webb

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One thought on “Plus Size Black Puffer Vest Outfit

  1. Hi!
    I just discovered your blog and I love the looks that you create. I am a fashion failure and I picked this look to recreate. One question though. When wearing a hat as part of an outfit, do you take it off when you go inside resulting in hat head and staticky hair or do you keep it on?

    Thank you!

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