It's hard not to walk down the street right now and not spot a puffer coat, and really, who can blame us? Insulating, waterproof and versatile, when it's cold and drizzly outside they're all we want to be wearing. A longline puffer coat is essentially the only socially acceptable way to wear a duvet to the supermarket. Who knew fashion could be so comforting?
Saying all this, I also can understand why some people have been resistant to give this trend a go (I was one of them), but thankfully this winter the puffer comes in various iterations so it's by no means one-size-fits-all. For example, look at this season's quilted puffer, which offers less bulk than the traditional style but still packs plenty of cocooning appeal. Or, why not be inspired by the elegant stylings of Brittany Bathgate? She brings her clean-lined aesthetic to the puffer trend with tailoring and monochrome separates.
So before you dismiss the puffer coat outright, take a moment to scroll down through our favourite polished puffer outfits. Who knows? You might just find yourself a new winter hero piece.
White Cropped Puffer + Tailored Trousers + Heeled Boots
Brittany Bathgate (aka the queen of minimalist style) brings a more clean-lined finish to the puffer trend by pairing her white cropped puffer with tailored trousers and a white roll neck. Monochromatic dressing goals.
Beige Longline Puffer + Printed Midi + Boots
If you're more of a print person, take your cues from Ada Oguntodu, who uses a longline beige puffer to add a sporty twist to her floral midi dress. Just add patent boots for a final hit of texture.
A quilted coat is a great entry point to the puffer coat trend, and this yellow iteration really pops when set again the Alexis' all-black outfit.
Khaki Quilted Puffer + Straight-Leg Jeans
Camille's collared quilted puffer might be out of stock, but Arket's iteration is a great alternative. She keeps it simple with straight leg jeans and New Balance sneakers, but the overall effect is oh-so-chic.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Tonal dressing is a speedy way to look more polished. Chrystelle packs a punch with a head-to-toe dark brown ensemble, but you can create the same effect with any shade.