I was first introduced to the Duck Dynasty family via my sister. She found out about the show one lazy summer afternoon and was instantly hooked. When she later went abroad, she found that even her new German friends were also fans of the series following the eclectic Robertson family. As much as I enjoy Si’s antics, I can’t say that I immediately associated his name with fashion. Luckily, that family has more fashionable members like Sadie who recently starred on Dancing with the Stars (did you see her Super Mario inspired dance – adorable!). Earlier this year the Robertson’s released two new fashion lines available at Country Outfitters – Commander Gear and Commander Life.
I was lucky enough to get my mitts on some gorgeous pieces from Commander Life. The line hit stores this fall, and let me tell you, ditch your ideas of muddy swamps and dirty roads. This line is perfect for the country gal and the city sweetheart! This isn’t the female Robertsons’ first foray into fashion, with an exclusive line with Dooney & Bourke, and Sadie’s line with Sherri Hill, it’s not these ladies first fashion rodeo. So it makes sense that pieces like the Women’s Gallery Puffy Vest should be so ridiculously comfortable and amazingly, effortlessly, chic. It’s easily my favorite piece of the season.
The vest itself runs about $64, which isn’t very wild for a branded item, but might be steep for some. What makes the vest more than worth it is the quality of the materials used and the structure of the piece. It’s so warm, I never want to take it off. I know it sounds like I’m waxing on about it, but I’m not typically a vest person and I really really fell in love with this one. The details are charming, and none of the Commander Life branding is heavy handed. It’s subtle, it can be dressed down or up. I like to pair it with a turtleneck sweater or a plaid button up and a statement necklace. I’ve worn it to events downtown and have received loads of compliments.
Other pieces from the collection include these cute tops – the comfortable Old Squaw Henley with American flag stitching on the collar, Lesser Raglan that reads “Let Your Light Shine”, and Swan Open Back Top with camo Cross detailing.
They also have other gorgeous tops – I’ve definitely got my eye on the Whistle Chambray shirt, and the plaid, which I can’t get enough of this season. There are also complimentary pieces for the man in your life. The entire line is so nice. Honestly, I did not expect to love this line as much as I do – I’m so pleasantly shocked. I definitely recommend picking up something from Commander Life for yourself or for someone you love this holiday season! And before I forget, sizes for the shirts and the vest run from XS to XXL – with an XL fitting 16-18, so they’ve got clothes for ladies of every size, score!
Check out the entire Commander Life line at Country Outfitter here!