Per usual, leave it to Rihanna to wear an upcoming trend before everyone else. In a major display of sacrificing comfort in the name of fashion, the always directional star just boldly stepped out in London wearing the puffiest of puffy coats—a major F/W 16 outerwear trend, as seen on the runways of Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, and Acne Studios, to name a few. (For reference, the expected forecast in London tomorrow is 85 degrees and sunny.)
While a puffer is certainly a cold-weather staple, we predict this year will see it paired with dressier pieces to create a more forward look, as opposed to strictly functional use, and Rihanna’s oversize Raf Simons coat and lace-up ankle boots demonstrated just that. Lovers of ’90s hip-hop–inspired trends will be happy to see yet another trend revived from the era.
Keep scrolling to see Rihanna in her very puffy coat and shop some of our favorite (slightly less puffy) variations of the trend!
Pair this ’70s-inspired version with cropped denim flares.
Wear your puffer off your shoulders for a high-fashion feel.
Bomber jacket characteristics lend added polish to this designer puffer.
Would you wear a puffer somewhere other than the ski slopes? Tell us in the comments below!
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