Herringbone + Plaid

By the time I came across this J.Crew herringbone vest last year, it was sold out. As soon as I heard it was back at J.Crew Factory in July, I immediately had to make the purchase. Yes, I bought a vest in July.

Herringbone is such a classic pattern. It’s also a fun pattern to mix with, and I love it with plaid. I knew my blogger pal, Michaela of The Monogrammed Midwesterner had this as well, so it only made sense that we do a style collaboration with this coveted vest. See how I styled it below, and then go check out how Michaela styled her vest!

Wearing: J.Crew Factory puffer vest | Madewell plaid shirt (see more picks below) | Madewell jeans (love these) | Steve Madden combat boots (must-have boots) | Bauble Bar monogrammed necklace | Fossil watch
Love Michaela’s outfit! Can you believe her boots are from Target?

Unfortunately, the vest is currently on backorder, but you should still be able to get it in time to get plenty of wear out of it. If you don’t want to wait, J.Crew Factory has other cute puffer vest options. Camo and plaid are cute options. Yes, you read that correctly. I said camo. Normally I’m not a fan of it, but for some reason I’m drawn to it. Cream or navy are classic colors too.

My Madewell shirt is from last year, but I love all of these below. I’ve shared lots of colors and a couple of different styles. You can never have enough plaid!

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  • Michelle Orsi
    October 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    What a cute vest! The perfect piece for transitional weather!

    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Michelle!

  • Anna Baun
    October 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I am loving this plaid, patterned vest combo on you! Such a great fall look! XO


    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you, Anna! xo

  • carciosef
    October 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Love the vest, it looks really good with that shirt!

  • Shoshana
    October 13, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Super cute look. Fall is here and out comes flanels, plaids, quilted vest & cozy cords. All things that I love for sure. You look absolutely adorable. You've styled the prefectly casual ensemble. Love it.

    http://www.stylegonerogue.com (new post today)
    Instagram: koshercoco

    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you so much, Shoshana! You listed some of my fall favorite fashions. Thanks again for stopping by!

  • Alison Jeanine
    October 13, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    I. Need. That. Vest. It looks so cozy! Adding it to my wish list. 😉 Xo, Alison


    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      It's a must-have! Thanks for stopping by, Alison!

  • A Possible Fantasy
    October 13, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    comfy and stylish! love the vest!

    a possible fantasy
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    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

  • Sarah Zerbe
    October 13, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    You both look so adorable it is such a great vest !

    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you, Sarah! It really is a great vest.

  • Sarah
    October 13, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Super cute! Love the vest & plaid combo!

    – Sarah 🙂

    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks, Sarah! And thanks for stopping by!

  • Carmen Varner
    October 13, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Omg so chic. I love the piping details as well as the quilting. This will be classic forever! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Carmen! xo

  • Morgan Riederer
    October 13, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Great vest, J. Crew is the best!


    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Couldn't agree more! Thanks, Morgan!

  • Jen Dang
    October 14, 2014 at 1:06 am

    I've been obsessing over that vest for the past year! So tempted to get it!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      You won't be disappointed if you decide to pull the trigger. Thanks for stopping by, Jen!

  • Athena Politou
    October 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Plaid shirts are no brainers during fall, lucky us, they're very trendy too!


    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Thank goodness plaid is in! Thanks for reading.

  • Sarah Murphy
    October 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Loving that Madewell shirt and the vest! Love mixing gray and plaid – perfect fall look! x


    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Sarah!

  • Ashley
    October 14, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I have this vest too and love it! Perfect for layering in fall.

    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Completely agree. Thanks for stopping by, Ashley!

  • Lonestar Southern
    October 14, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Absolutely love this combination! I haven't pulled the trigger on the vest yet, but I'm thinking I need to soon. 🙂

    Love from Texas,


    • Ellen Borza
      October 14, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      You definitely do, Kate! Thanks so much for stopping by! xo

  • Mina
    October 14, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Awesome vest – love the styling!

    Mina | Cream Coloured Ponies

    • Ellen Borza
      October 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you, Mina!

  • Andrea jueong
    October 14, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    The vest looks comfortable and cute!

    • Ellen Borza
      October 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      It is! Thanks for stopping by, Andrea!

  • Lauren Drew
    October 14, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I too bought this vest as soon as it went online… And I bought it even though it was on exclusion for employees, which I rarely do, but this J. Crew piece was worth it 🙂

    I loove it with that flannel! It looks so comfy!

    Lauren | boston belle

    • Ellen Borza
      October 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks, Lauren! One of the best purchases I've ever made.

  • Rebecca
    October 15, 2014 at 1:45 am

    I love the look of the plaid under the herringbone – very cute and classic!

    • Ellen Borza
      October 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Thank you, Rebecca! xo

  • Nidhi Patel
    October 15, 2014 at 2:26 am

    The herringbone vest is seriously my favorite fall piece, I love that it pairs with everything! You look adorable!
    An Unblurred Lady

    • Ellen Borza
      October 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you, Nidhi! You're right – it goes with everything!

  • Megan Ann
    October 15, 2014 at 5:09 am

    So cute! This vest goes with every plaid shirt ever made and that is why isn't perfect! Love this look 🙂

    xo, Megan Ann

    • Ellen Borza
      October 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Megan Ann!

  • Dana
    October 15, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Love this look so much! I am obsessed with my herringbone vest – I luckily scored it last year in stores! Love how you paired it with plaid.

    Pink Champagne Problems

  • Grace
    October 17, 2014 at 3:04 am

    love this combination! i have been dying over the herringbone vest and since it is now available at j. crew factory, i definitely am going to have to pick it up!

    xoxo grace