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!