This winter, fashionistas are ditching their traditional parkas for an edgier outer garment - padded puffer coats.
Thanks to designers like Balenciaga and Raf Simons, this voluminous trend has made its comeback from the ‘90s and it looks like it’s here to stay.
Although the weather has been up and down, people have been relying on this functional jacket to keep them warm and in style.
Their wide range of colours and different silhouettes allows you to stand out wherever you are.
Many people have a hard time pulling off this season’s “it” coat. Here are some ways you can rock a puffer jacket without looking like a balloon.
〰️ Oversized: There’s something about a gigantic winter coat with poofy sleeves and drawstrings that seem exceptionally cool. With this type of jacket, you can style as you please. Whether you don a tracksuit or a chic dress, oversized puffers are extremely versatile.
〰️ Off-the-shoulder: If the weather permits, why not rock your puffer off-the-shoulder? Rihanna does it. Switch it up by wearing it with a mid-calf body-con or a sultry slip dress with a pair booties or strappy heels.
〰️ Cropped: Besides oversized, cropped puffers are a big mood! From vinyl to matte, these jackets easily look nice with a bodysuit and vintage jeans. You can also wear a cropped sweater paired with of wide-legged trousers and the shoe of your choice.
I opted for what I like to call a “casual-cute” all-black ensemble. I took this sporty extra-large padded puffer coat ($30) and paired it with simple cropped top ($6) and high-waisted jeggings with ripped detailing ($35). Finally, I completed this look with a pair of imitation Yeezy Season 5 lace-up heels ($60)
H&M Padded Puffer Coat - $50
Side note: I stated in my post that this jacket was $30. Unfortunately, I bought it on sale and now it has been marked up $49! It is still on sale, though! It was originally priced at $69.
H&M Crop Top - $6
Zara High Elasticity Jeggings - $35 (Currently on sale! Go get them while you can!)
Boohoo's Eliza Lace-Up Boots - $60