Let it not be said that puffer jackets can’t be stylish. Thanks to the likes of A.W.A.K.E, Burberry, Chloé and even Chanel, the practical piece is now a full-fledged trend for autumn.
And who wouldn’t be into it? Being comfortable and on trend is the ultimate fashion goal, isn’t it? And trendy they are.
At Burberry, Chanel and Stella McCartney, fans of minimalism rejoiced at the chic quilted monochrome, padded navy and fluffy patent black options. Taking a more maximalist take on proceedings, Tory Burch, Acne Studios and Marques ‘Almeida, were all about colour blocking: cobalt blue, burnt orange, hot pink commanded attention (however you can always go down the camel or khaki route for a more subtle take on this).
In terms of hemlines, whilst the original waist coat is always a crowd pleaser, we’re going the extra length with ankle grazer and midi styles which are just like leaving the house with your duvet wrapped around you. Here. For. It.
Over on the high-street, there are plenty of affordable options too. Special shout out to ARKET, GAP and Uniqlo for filling that particular gap in our wardrobe.
In terms of styling, the trend is actually much easier to wear than you think. The street style set are big fans of dressing a puffer up with a floaty skirt and dad trainers, or even a checked suit and heels.
However if you’re asking me, the outerwear goes perfectly with another handily cosy trend this season: the hiking boot. Just add a pair of jeans and start planning your next skiing holiday.
Shop my edit of the best designer and affordable puffer jackets available to buy now.