Thanks to the Beast from the East creating havoc with British weather, it’s currently freezing cold outside. Brrr!
In other words, a sturdy coverup is needed for nipping out for necessities or going on your daily walk to make you forget that we’re in lockdown 3.0. Right?
That’s where the puffer coat comes in.
An Autumn/Winter 2020 staple, here are 5 types of puffer jackets that will keep you feeling cosy and chic at the same time.
Firstly, one of the new types of puffer jackets on the fashion scene is the knee-length minimalist.
Providing the maximum amount of insulation, this dominating duvet-style puffer was seen on AW20 catwalks such as Rick Owens and Toga. Oh, and did I mention that it feels like a warm hug when you put it on?
Whether you opt for a hood or not, keep yours simple in a neutral hue that will look ultra-trendy when teamed with skinny jeans, a chunky knit jumper and heeled boots.
On the other end of the spectrum to the knee-length hem is the shorter hem that reaches the hips.
However, just because there’s less fabric with these types of puffer jackets, it doesn’t make them any less impactful.
In fact, they pack a punch when thrown on over a denim dress and black tights or high-waisted trousers and a cropped cardigan a la Jacquemus.
Championed by Prada this Autumn/Winter, belted puffer coats are ideal for those who want to define their waist.
By fastening up a belted puffer fully, you allow it to take centre stage while keeping in the heat. Win-win.
To elevate your look, wear yours with skin-tight leggings or jeans and knee-high boots.
One of my favourite types of puffer jackets is hooded.
From the kinds that co-ordinate with the rest of your coat to contrasting colours or even faux fur, a statement hood can be just as pretty as it is practical.
Lastly, colour-blocking puffer coats reigned supreme on AW20 runways such as Maison Margiela and Provokr.
These bright and bold beauties are great for adding a much-needed pop of sunshine to a dark and dreary winter’s day.
Pair yours with an otherwise plain outfit to let this hero piece stand out for all the right reasons.
Not every puffer coat is going to suit your personal style. That’s why it’s important to find the right one that makes you look and feel your best.
Seen as though a puffer jacket will enhance your natural silhouette, always go for the option that’s true to size. It will be much more snugly without the excess fabric, which means you’ll look forward to wearing it for many winters to come!