Proof they can be stylish and functional.
Fashion items often fall into one of two categories: the practical and the superfluous. Corresponding sartorial connotations often follow in the wake of each—or at least that has been the case in the past. Case in point: the practical typically gets a bad rap. Today, those lines are a little blurrier. Take for instance, a puffer jacket. What was once relegated to utility alone has penetrated the fashion bubble wholeheartedly in the past few years. Tastemakers have shown us how to seamlessly incorporate the highly practical piece into an array of stylish ensembles. Below, we’ve recreated three such looks to inspire your winter wardrobe.
Beret + Knits + Boots
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The plush nature of all-over knitwear needs a layer to break up the monotony. In this case, that comes in the form of a plaid puffer jacket. To add extra intrigue, play with your accessories like a rose-hued beret, wire-rimmed glasses, or pointed toe boots.
Head-to-Toe Black + Loafers + Socks
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Combining a tight black top and leggings, in effect, creates a catsuit. With that as your base layer, an olive green puffer jacket layered over its top creates the perfect contrast. Socks, loafers, and your favorite everyday handbag finish the look off.
Statement Pants + Black Boots + Muted Accessories
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If you’re looking for a bit more sartorial pizazz, try layering a printed puffer atop statement pants. Keep the accessories muted as you’re grabbing enough attention with the clashing prints.
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