We’ll admit it: Up until recently, we wouldn’t have touted our trusty puffer jackets as fashion essentials, but the runway and our favorite street-style stars changed all that. Which is pretty prime timing, considering the polar vortex taught us that durable, weather-resistant outerwear is non-negotiable. And now that there are plenty of swoon-inducing options on the market (sayonara unflattering fits and silhouettes), there’s no reason not to get behind this crazy cozy trend. One main concern you might have about investing in one of these quilted numbers is their #OOTD potential for your nine-to-five and after-hours routines. But, girl, trust us — these bad boys pack so much styling potential if executed just right. Below, Style Resolutions is sharing three rad ways to rock your puffer for the office, an upcoming GNO or a super chill Saturday. You won’t miss your faux fur or wool-blend number one bit. Pinky swear.
The Buy: Topshop Oversized Puffer Coat ($140): This cozy, oversized style in a head-turning hue will become your next winter wardrobe workhorse.
How to Wear a Puffer Jacket for Work
The down-to-business vibe that dominates the office might lead you to believe that anything less than a tailored, ankle-grazing outer layer is out of the question. FALSE. Defy on-the-job odds and pull out your trusty puffer for your early morning commute. Team it with polished pieces like a flowy floral midi dress and streamlined ankle boots to minimalize the off-duty edge and usher it straight into working-girl territory. Keep your #OOTD feeling fresh by rounding out the look with a bold waist cincher and turquoise collar necklace that makes the blue blooms on your frock really pop.
Topshop Oversized Puffer Coat ($140) + Zara Printed Midi Dress ($70), & Other Stories Waist Buckle Belt ($60), BaubleBar Audrina Choker Bib Set ($68), Aldo Zelina Ankle Boot ($140), Zara Convertible Backpack With Scarf ($50), Dior Diorific Mat Velvet Colour Lipstick in Splendor ($38)
How to Wear a Puffer Jacket for a Night Out
Fancy times ahead? Your weatherproof puffer has you covered — really. Start with a printed mini skirt that’s equal parts femme fatale and modern muse, tossing it on with a glitzy sheer top that exudes come-hither vibes. A star-studded clutch and oh-my-gold heels effortlessly bring the diva vibes, while your laid-back puffer ensures that your ensemble keeps it real.
Topshop Oversized Puffer Coat ($140) + Gold Star Metallic Ruched Top ($60), Zara Laminated Sandals With Fruit Detail ($90), Whiting & Davis Stars Minaudière ($265), Nadri “Salome” Cubic Zirconia Ear Crawlers ($45), Warehouse Parquet Skirt ($169), Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Poison Apple ($18)
How to Wear a Puffer Jacket for the Weekend
Your puffer slays for weekend shenanigans, bringing a certain je ne sais quoi to everyday denim and sneakers. A stylized sweatshirt and classy-lady skinny scarf serve as a counterpoint to its urban vibe, putting a totally new twist on the whole athleisure thing. To gear up for an afternoon of errand running followed by tapas out on the town, incorporate a few fancy-pants add-ons, like a color-block bag and shimmery chandelier earrings.
Topshop Oversized Puffer Coat ($140) + H&M Oversized Sweatshirt ($50), Madewell Cruiser Straight Jeans ($135), H&M Narrow Scarf ($10), Vans Iso 2 Sneakers in Disco Faux Snake ($72), Kate Spade New York Carmel Court Kaela Leather Shoulder Bag ($378), Mango Metal Pendant Earrings ($20)
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