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3 ways to wear a puffer

3 ways to wear a puffer

It got real cold out there, real quick. In other words, operation get warm is a go. And while there are plenty of coat options out there, really, you can never go wrong with a classic puffer. Though puffers have quite a bad rep when it comes to their style clout, we’d argue look inherently chic if you shop them well. With that in mind, we spoke to womenswear stylist Millie Rich on how to make this winter warmer feel a little more elevated. Stay warm out there. 

Go bold

When the weather really starts to dip – as it is right now – really, all you want from your outerwear is something that feels as close to still being in bed as possible. Cue the classic puffer working equally as well with denim and boots for wintery walks as it does with skirts and dresses for a more feminine appeal. Millie recommends looking for recycled down options to keep sustainability at the forefront. Many brands are using recycled plastic bottles as filling, and they work equally well at keeping you toasty. Plus, if you pick anything in a bold and eye-catching colour, you’ll instantly look more stylish brightening up grey days and dreary outfits alike. 

Go longline

For a puffer jacket that’s not so puffy, shall we say, try looking for quilted options instead. Extra style points if you go longline (plus, it’ll keep you feeling extra snug). But so as not to give off some serious football manager energy, opt for one in a pastel hue to make this pitchside staple feel a little more Scandi street style. Then, when it comes to styling, it’s always a nice idea to mix and match your pastels i.e. through your accessories. 

Go sleeveless

If you’re still not convinced by an all-in style of puffer, don’t fret: we may have something for you. Plenty of styles of gilets are all the rage right now, and we’re not referring to the Hollister iteration that ruled your secondary school days. In deep winter, they’re great under a long overcoat for some extra insulation. Then when the weather starts to warm up, this sleeveless moment makes for a real chic addition to your transitional wardrobe over anything from tracksuits to midi dresses. Of course, the outdoorsy brands like The North Face and Patagonia are quite the experts in this area, but for something that feels that bit more elevated, a quilted, khaki version is your best bet.

Words: Yasmine Kennedy
Photography: Jack Batchelor
Styling: Millie Rich