Uptown Bourgeois is an arts, news, and culture blog created by New York-based freelance writer Jefferey Spivey. UB explores universal themes through a black, queer lens. 

Fall Essential: The Quilted Vest

During the early days of fall, we often feel the need to layer but we're not quite ready for that wool peacoat or jacket.  A quilted vest is the perfect way to simultaneously add on another layer for some warmth and a fresh edge to your look.  As shown above, through your vest on over a blazer and rock it with some distressed denim.  Or toss it on over your suit to make your work look more contemporary.  The best thing about the quilted vest is its versatility for all occasions and the plethora of choices available on the market right now.  Whether you prefer a high-end designer spin or a wallet-friendly choice, any quilted vest can add just the right amount of heat to your fall outfit.

Photography by SahedPhotography.com

Vest and Blazer: Banana Republic; Tee: Alternative Apparel; Jeans: Gap; Boots: Steve Madden


The Varsity Look

The Military Look