Yes, There Is a More Fashionable Way to Wear a Puffer Coat

It's our job to scout (and road test) the next big trends, but it’s always particularly appealing when the new It piece isn’t just good to look at, but it serves a practical purpose too. Hence the fact we’ve got a major crush on this winter’s buzziest (and coziest) piece, the puffer jacket. While the outerwear staple once may have been reserved for the ski slopes, now, thanks to brands like Balenciaga, this sporty coat is just as likely to be spotted on the streets as it is on that double black diamond (or bunny slope, in some of our cases).

The key to making this look work in a high-fashion way is how you style it. Try pairing the sporty piece with a sleek slip dress, or try distressed step-hem jeans. With the rise of the femleisure trend, the mix of feminine and sporty pieces is the coolest way to dress right now. Read on for a look at inspiring ways to wear the puffer jacket, and then shop a few of our favorite styles!

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An oversize style not only keeps you warm but looks cool too.

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If the weather permits, shrug your coat off the shoulders.

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Collage Vintage

Pair a shrunken style with flares for a balanced ensemble.

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Add a belt to help define your waist.

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Style du Monde

A coat cozy enough to sleep in.

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To pull off the femleisure look, pair a sporty coat with sophisticated heels.

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Make a statement in bold red.

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Layer up to stay warm, and channel your favorite street style stars.

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Stand out with this colorful twist on cozy.

You'll be cozy in this affordable pick.

An extra-long coat perfect for extra-chilly days.

Whether you're faced with wind or snow, wearing this coat you'll be comfy in style.

This cool pick touches on this season's eye-catching sleeve trend.

For the girl who never shies from bold colors.

A little pop of champagne makes for a luxe coat choice.