Vest Wishes: 15 Outerwear Vests to Wear During March (Weather) Madness

Vests

It has been said that March “comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb,” but the truth is that its transition from frozen to fair rarely follows a straight line. In fact, its weather patterns tend to be quite rollercoaster-like. Take for instance, the weather in the Northeast of late: a few springlike days were just followed by a late season blizzard and there have even been a few instances where temperatures have gone from wintery to warm (or vice versa) and back again over the course of just a few hours.

Needless to say, these erratic swings make it hard to know how to dress appropriately on many a March morning. If you don a heavy parka in the a.m. will you be sweating in it or needlessly lugging it around by lunchtime? Conversely, you may find yourself shivering in the light jacket you chose to wear to work by the time closing time rolls around.

This is exactly why puffer and other winterlike vests are often perfect outerwear options this time of year. Stylish and sleeveless, they offer plenty of warmth – but not too much of it. Many are also lightweight and easily packable should you need to shed them temporarily during a spell of sunshine.

Here are 15 of my favorite outerwear vest options currently available in a variety of prices from low to luxurious. And since spring literally is around the corner, a few are already majorly discounted, which makes them even a wiser (ahem) in-VEST-ment.

HIGH ALPINE VEST BY AZTECH MOUNTAIN $486.50

HIGH ALPINE VEST BY AZTECH MOUNTAIN

QUILTED VEST BY BILLY REID $129.50

QUILTED VEST BY BILLY REID

B-3 SHEARLING VEST BY COCKPIT USA $700

B-3 SHEARLING VEST BY COCKPIT USA

STACK DOWN VEST BY DESCENDANT OF THIEVES $198

STACK DOWN VEST BY DESCENDANT OF THIEVES

FEATHERWEIGHT QUILTED VEST BY EXLEY $275

FEATHERWEIGHT QUILTED VEST BY EXLEY

WESTERN VEST IN FADED NAVY/KHAKI BY FAHERTY $198

WESTERN VEST IN FADED NAVY/KHAKI BY FAHERTY

BISE VEST IN NAVY/MANUKA BY FINISTERRE $99.98

BISE VEST IN NAVY/MANUKA BY FINISTERRE

ROGUE VEST IN MILITARY BY IRON AND RESIN $64.98

ROGUE VEST IN MILITARY BY IRON AND RESIN

CHRISTOPHER DOWN VEST BY NORTH SAILS $150

CHRISTOPHER DOWN VEST BY NORTH SAILS

PRECISION INSULATOR VEST BY OBERMEYER $109

PRECISION INSULATOR VEST BY OBERMEYER

MEN’S LEATHER VEST BY SCHOTT NYC $700

MEN'S LEATHER VEST BY SCHOTT NYC

NYLON ULTRA LIGHT DOWN-FILLED SILVERADO VEST WITH HOOD BY SCHOTT NYC $145

NYLON ULTRA LIGHT DOWN-FILLED SILVERADO VEST WITH HOOD BY SCHOTT NYC

BIG BEND DOWN VEST IN GHURKA/NAVY CANTEEN STRIPE BY STAG X FAHERTY $100

BIG BEND DOWN VEST IN GHURKA/NAVY CANTEEN STRIPE BY STAG X FAHERTY

ULTRA LIGHT DOWN VEST BY UNIQLO $39.90

ULTRA LIGHT DOWN VEST BY UNIQLO

DEBAR WOOL VEST IN TAN/BROWN BY UNITED BY BLUE $99.98

DEBAR WOOL VEST IN TAN/BROWN BY UNITED BY BLUE