Remember the time when the majority of the world was abhorrently against puffer jackets?
Fashion publications wrote articles on how to make the “Michelin Man”-resembling topper look “actually stylish” (ahem, guilty!), while editors, bloggers and street style stars alike stocked up on their Uniqlo Ultra Light Down jackets to layer underneath their much more chic wool and alpaca coats.
But somehow, in a strange turn of events, the puffer jacket is now — gasp! — cool (again?), with said editors, bloggers, street style stars and even It girls (we’re looking at you, Kendall and Gigi), donning the large down coats in all their glory.
And to be honest, we couldn’t be happier. There’s nothing warmer and cozier than a good old puffy jacket, and, when styled correctly, it can look pretty badass and cool, even moreso now in an ironic, throwback way.
Check out some of our fave puffer jackets below:
A new and more modern take on the classic puffer, this Nike parka is more lightweight than your typical down topper. Featuring Nike Tech Fleece on the sleeves and hood, it’ll help trap in body heat to ensure warmth on even the coldest of days. Plus, the cocoon-style collar makes for extra coziness.
These days, when it comes to puffers, the louder the better. Make a serious style statement with this gold version from Light Before Dark.
OK, we get it. Not everyone wants to walk down the street in a metallic puffy jacket, and that’s totally fine, too. This Tna Ripple Jacket is simple and sleek and the perfect topper to complete your athleisure look.
For another non-traditional take, try this quilted oversized bomber vest from Vetements x Alpha Industries. Seriously, doesn’t get much cooler than this.
Stark white is statement-making in its own right, especially when its got touches of neoprene (and a pop of colour peeking through).
If you’ve ever doubted the concept of a “fashionable parka,” Moncler is proving you wrong with this cape-style version with oversized sleeves. Obsessed.