by Oona Kyung
The versatility of the puffer is seemingly endless. This winter, we’re thinking beyond our go-to matte black and taking a deep dive into some seriously stylish statement versions. From cropped to long, matte to glossy, neutral to bold, we’re set on finding the best new ways to wear these plush wardrobe staples.
In partnership with shoppremiumoutlets.com — a brand new way to shop designer pieces online at outlet prices — we’re rethinking the classic puffer through a fresh, fashion-focused lens. Effortlessly elevate your puffer game this season with our three favorite ways to reinvent the staple, below.
If wearing a puffer to a party makes you hesitate, consider something a little more tailored to the working woman. After all, the change in weather doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style. Cut right at the waist while still providing all the warmth necessary, the cropped puffer is our happy medium. Wear it with a high-volume dress or pleated trousers and a crisp white knit for maximum impact.
It’s the ultimate dilemma: you’re halfway out the door ready for a night out and have to make a choice between comfort and style. Rather than passing on a coat for the sake of your outfit, reach for a puffer that ties your whole look together. A little metallic finish here and a hip grazing crop there — paired with a glittery mini dress and floss heels — proves you really can have it all.
Sturdy, warm, and weather-proof, the classic puffer is a reliable wardrobe staple, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Ease into an alternative with hidden details like a metallic lining or a unique quilt. Deviating from your favorite black puffer doesn’t mean you have to go to extremes — it’s all about balance.
Photography: Mary Fix; Makeup: Ashleigh CIucci; Hair: Akihisa Yamaguchi; Wardrobe Styling: Seppe Tirabassi; Prop Stylist: Tim Ferro; Art Direction: BDG Studios; Branded Fashion Leads: Jenna Wexler/BDG, Kate Marin/BDG; Production: Kat Fry/BDG