There comes a point in winter when the prospect of dressing for the cold weather becomes downright abysmal. While it’s great to have tried-and-true winter staples (e.g., the puffer coat), dressing for endless days of rain, sleet, and snow can feel like living out the plot of Groundhog Day. If you too struggle to make your go-to puffer jacket feel as fresh as a gust of winter air, you’re in the right place. I’ve taken the liberty of rounding up 19 puffer-jacket outfits worth replicating. Whether you’re on the fence about investing in a puffer coat or want to make the one you already own feel like new again, you’ll want to pin the cold-weather outfits ahead to alleviate any future winter fashion ruts.
High-shine fabrics are one of the biggest winter trends of the moment, so it only makes sense to try them in a puffer-jacket form. To make this winter staple feel timely, pair it with cargo pants and chunky boots. The simple pairing will make your puffer feel brand-new without a doubt.
If it’s not too frigid, it is possible to get away with leaving the house in just a puffer vest. The key to styling this sleeveless outerwear is all about dressing it up. A sweater, baggy jeans, and ankle boots are the perfect way to make the staple not only functional but also fashionable.
As an owner of a few full-length puffer coats, I can tell you there’s no better winter coat to invest in. Since it’s a statement piece already, keep the styling simple by pairing it with cowboy boots and a tote bag for a look that gives laid-back cool-girl energy.
A simple way to make your coat pop this winter is by styling it as a color-blocked look. Don’t be afraid to go bold! Pair a bold green puffer with blue trousers, and you’ll be sure to garner compliments all season.
Puffer jackets have been around forever but that doesn’t mean you can't make the winter staple more trend-forward. Rather than opting for the traditional nylon fabric, swapping it for a faux-leather version is the move. Bonus points for pairing it with something as bold as a matching denim set.
Don’t want to get dressed up? Don’t worry; you don’t even have to change out of your favorite pajamas. Just throw a printed puffer vest over them and a pair of heels, and no one will even know you’re wearing loungewear.
If you’re anything like me, the idea of slipping into a pair of jeans can be as dreadful as running around town on a cold day. Pairing a statement skirt with knee-high boots and a puffer jacket is the perfect way to style the winter staple.
I don’t know about you, but the thought of gray months ahead filled with black puffer jackets can feel a bit depressing. But that is all the more reason to inject a little color into your winter wardrobe by selecting a puffer coat in a bright, super-saturated hue. Just pair it with basics and neutral hues for the perfect balance of timeless and trendy.
Whenever you’re in a rut about what to wear, the winter staple you can turn to time and again is a puffer coat. Simply style it with your go-to white button-up, jeans, and loafers for an easy outfit that will look like you spent way more time getting ready than you did.
Another redeemable thing about puffer coats is that they can make any, and I mean any, ensemble warmer. No matter where you're headed, if you're wearing your favorite sweaterdress, just throw a puffer over it, and violà!
A simple way to make your puffer jacket feel more polished is by styling it with a sweater and mules in the same hue. Can puffers be cliché? Can matching be cliché? All debatable. But when in doubt, this simple ensemble always works.
You don’t have to wait until S/S 22 to wear Miu Miu–inspired miniskirts. Just pair a miniskirt with your puffer jacket and loafers for a perfect winter date-night look.
While staples like leggings and a puffer coat have become mainstays in most wardrobes, that doesn’t make them any less stylish. Take notes from the look above and pair a contrasting-hue jacket with leggings and heels for a fresh take on the staples.
This look is proof that winter outfits do not have to be boring. Go ahead. Pair a fun-colored puffer with a bold blouse and printed pants. Just have at least one color that pulls each statement piece together to avoid getting too busy.
There’s no shame in having a go-to rotation of sweatpants in the winter. For a simple way to dress them up for when you leave the house, pair them with a colorful puffer coat and platform heels. It will be giving in the best way possible.
Obviously, the key to making a puffer jacket flattering comes down to the styling. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your coat—go ahead, embrace color, style it in a new way, or wear it as a dress. When it comes to this coat, the possibilities are endless.