Wintry Warmies at Uniqlo
November hath arrived, and that means the holiday clock is officially counting down. Whether you need a game plan for Black Friday Doorbusters, general gift-giving inspiration, or just some warm stuff to wear as the temperatures (finally, blessedly) drop, I wanted to kick off the season with some of my favorite cuddly duds.
I personally only wear puffer vests for lounge- and activewear (mostly because I am obsessed with jackets and so little time remains for vests), but I do love the look on others. This Ultra Light Down Hooded Vest provides the slimmest fit of all the vests and, although it doesn't come in as many colors as the hoodless version, I find this one far more flattering. IMO, the whole point of a lightweight puffer is to reduce bulk, and this is the version that succeeds in that respect. The stretch fleece side panels are also super comfy and allow for more ease of movement - I was able to wear my regular size S in this, for example, but needed a M in the other vests.
This Stretch Down Vest also has a nice flattering cut, plus it comes in a nice variety of colors that feel luxe and modern. It runs smaller in the bust than the previous vest, but it still has nice waist shaping. A great warmer option. This is the wine color.
This Rayon Long Sleeve Blouse is a nice weight for layering under sweaters, and it is touted as Easy Care with wrinkle resistance. Overall I don't care for it on its own, though. The fabric shows every imperfection, from the "contours" of my belly to the very subtle texture of my brassiere, which normally doesn't even show through my t-shirts. Shown in Olive, size S.
I was particularly excited to try out the Heattech Jeans, which I'd been ogling for years... but in the end I decided to pass. It's not that I dislike them - the fit is decent, true to size, with a flattering rise for me. However, I was expecting the same napped lining I love on their Heattech Legging Pants, and the jeans just don't have it. I'm sure the jeans keep you warm and all, but the extra soft-and-cozy-ness of the napping is really what I had been craving. Shown in navy, size 27.
Finally, we have the Warm-Lined Slim Stretch Cargo Pants, which would have come home with me if not for the poor fit in the rise (I have a very short rise, preferring 6-7" on my jeans, so most of you won't have this problem). I really loved all the functional zippered pockets, the adjustable waist, and the fuzzy lining I had wanted on the Heattech Jeans. I didn't see the dressier Warm Lined Slim Fit Stretch Pants at my store, but I will keep an eye out for them just in case. These are the Dark Green color, size S.
For other Uniqlo staples, check out last year's review as well!