Let’s state the obvious—it’s really cold in most parts of the country right now, and you’re in need of a proper topper that’ll actually keep you warm. Enter the puffer coat, which has received a fashion-girl makeover via interesting shapes, unexpected hues and elevated finishes that transform the winter essential into something cool and covetable. No longer will you dread throwing on oversize outerwear. The latest designs even work for the office or drinks (because you know going out at night and freezing is the worst). Ahead, we show you how to wear the puffer for a stylish, polished result. No marshmallow vibes, we promise.
A cropped puffer with adjustable drawstrings allows you to tighten and define the waist for a flattering silhouette. Utilize layering to beat the chill, starting with a high-neck bodysuit under a cardigan, paired with rigid skinny jeans. Finish off with booties and a structured bag.
A long belted option that covers the neck, bum and thighs is a no-brainer for below-freezing temps, and we love the metallic sheen for a hint of flair. Wear it to work over a thick, chunky sweater, high-waisted culottes and clingy calf-length boots that'll keep your legs warm underneath the flowy pants.
A puffer can still be appropriate and chic for a night out. This velvet stunner looks fantastic over a moody floral midi. Wrap a faux fur stole around the neck to keep toasty. Accessorize with a mini pouch bag and flirty metallic slingbacks.