Puffer jackets are a wintertime staple, and have boomed into one of the trendiest outerwear pieces that are, in large part thanks to the streetstyle crowd and Moncler’s deluge of innovative takes on the garment a la Craig Green and their Genius collection. It’s one thing for those who live in the front row of fashion shows to capitalise on the puffer jacket for warmth and style, and for the likes of Moncler to release seriously adventurous puffer jackets that border on art, but it’s a whole other story when this cushioned jacket is your only defence against the cold in temperatures that dip below double digits.
Let’s get real: most of us end up looking like copies of the Michelin man.
Still, function can marry fashion with this clunky coat, and it takes some styling know-how to take the puffer jacket from frumpy, to winter holiday OOTD-ready. We suss out some of these tips for you — take notes.