Yes, down vests are the ideal transitional piece of outerwear. And, no, they don’t have to be boring. Mt. Rainer Design have a sharp shawl collar wool down vest that’s slightly more refined than your standard nylon options. Since this piece is very trim with not a lot of bulky padding, you’ll be able to layer it under or over a coat. And bonus, it comes in a neutral charcoal grey that will make pairing it with other pieces in your closet that much easier.