When it come to trends, it isn’t often that what’s “in” coincides with what’s actually functional. Usually, you have to make some kind of sacrifice to your comfort to really pull off a trendy piece, but an exception to that rule has miraculously happened over the last year or so. Enter: the puffer jacket.
No, a puffer jacket isn’t exactly known as a fashion statement—they’re practical and necessary. But the fashion gods have decided that this year, puffer coats are also on-trend.
Throwing a puffer jacket on is usually the last step in a getting-ready routine; you throw them on top of whatever you decided on wearing and call it a day. But now, we’re styling our outfits around our puffer jackets instead of vice-versa—and the result is an effortless coolness that will keep you both warm and stylish until the first day of spring.
1. With faux-leather pants and a beanie
We all know that faux leather is everywhere this season—but combining that trend with puffer coats? It’s easily one of the chicest looks of the year. Not only can you try out a faux-leather puffer, but you can also pair it with faux-leather pants for the ultimate cool girl look.
2. With a monochrome athleisure look
Wearing a matching workout (or athleisure) set is already incredibly cool, but throwing a puffer jacket on over it takes it to the next level. This look gives a I just went to hot yoga and now I’m picking up my iced matcha latte vibe.
3. With cozy knits and sneakers
We’re dreaming of a closet full of cozy knits this winter, and nothing pairs more perfectly with that than an oversized puffer. Opt for a neutral, monochrome look for top-notch chicness.
4. With a graphic sweatshirt and knit beanie
We’re all already wearing leggings with our favorite graphic sweatshirts all winter long, and you might think that look is nothing special. But throw on a puffer and a knit beanie, and you’ve got yourself a trendy outfit.
5. With classic black leggings and white sneakers
For those sunny winter days when it might just be warm enough to have your ankles exposed, opt for your favorite white sneakers, black leggings, and a puffer coat for that perfect comfortable-meets-cool combo.
6. With faux-leather leggings and combat boots
Nothing says ultimate cool girl like an all-black, faux-leather outfit. Grab your faux-leather leggings, your chunkiest boots, and top it off with a faux-leather puffer to create the street style look of your dreams.
7. With straight-leg denim, a mockneck top, and boots
This combination is truly the winter uniform. It’s warm enough to wear for outside activities, but the layering makes for a super cute outfit when you take off your coat inside as well.
8. Layered with your favorite hoodie
Hoodies are reigning supreme this winter (sorry to my overflowing shelf of crewnecks), and hoodies and puffers are simply a match made in heaven. This combo will instantly make you feel like a model off duty.
9. With joggers and Mini Uggs
Another one of our favorite winter trends that pairs flawlessly with a puffer coat? The Mini Ugg. Suddenly, sweatpants and Uggs are not the outfit you throw on to walk your dog in the freezing cold but an Instagram-worthy look.
10. With a pop of color and statement boots
The #1 cool girl trend is rocking a colored pair of wide-leg jeans, and this just goes to show that a puffer looks good with anything. Finish this combo off with a pair of statement boots and you’ll have all your friends asking you for style advice.
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