Look cool, stay warm.
Are...are puffers cool again?
Winters in my childhood often consisted of me refusing the bulky, Michelin-man-like coats my parents urged me to wear. Even as a 10-year-old, they were decidedly uncool, and I would've rather suffered frostbite than sport such atrociously massive attire.
I live in a colder climate now and have come to appreciate a good, toasty puffer jacket as a staple of nearly all my cold-weather ensembles. Better yet, it seems the fashion industry has the same mindset. Puffer jackets can be found just about anywhere these days, and although it seems hip-grazing, boxy styles are the most coveted, puffers of any shape and length get the green light. Here are seven that'll keep you warm and looking cool.
If you've ever thought "I wish I had a puffer jacket in ____ color," Aritzia is likely the answer to your chromatic dreams. Their popular Super Puff comes in 45 colors, each available in matte, high gloss, iridescent, and neon finishes. They also carry multiple lengths and a vest version.
We love Everlane's commitment to ethical, functional style, and their ReNew line takes the cake for the most environmentally-friendly outerwear. This sleek parka is made out of 55 plastic water bottles, and its long-but-not-too-long silhouette will protect you all the way down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you're looking for something mega-warm without looking like a marshmallow, Patagonia's classic Nano Puff style packs all the warmth into an unbelievably small space. When things get really frigid, this one's easy to layer under another coat, too.
The North Face might be best known for their high-performance winter sports gear, but this funky colorblocked puffer with a vintage flair is cool enough for hitting the city or the slopes. The dream of the '90s is alive, indeed.
The modern, chic details on this jacket ensure that being warm doesn't mean you can't look cool. We love the curved hem near the zipper and the puffed collar, and the trendy muted colors it's available in.
It's hard to get much sportier than Adidas, but this one is streamlined enough to easily take you from the gym to wherever your day takes you next, even in frigid conditions.
Looking for something a little bolder? Nike has their fair share of sporty looks, but this metallic version of their puffer is sure to steal the show. It comes in both gold and silver to match whichever metal strikes your fancy. With any of these jackets handy, the cold weather is no match for your outfits.