There’s a reason why puffer jackets are so popular these days. Their quilted design, down insulation and material engineering provide unparalleled warmth for everything from super fresh mornings to super wet days. Plus, they’re pretty stylish too.
One of the biggest pluses of down jackets is actually how well they work with other outerwear pieces. For nearly any weather situation you’ll face this winter and spring, a good combination of base layer, puffer jacket and waterproof shell will provide complete protection from the elements.
The goal of a jacket like this isn’t to keep water or wind away from you—that’s what an outer shell is for. Down material, either natural or synthetic, is used because of its natural ability to insulate heat and keep your body warm.
It’s often normal to wear three—even four—different layers depending on the temperature and weather at hand. A good rule of thumb is to wear your down jacket as a mid layer, between your base layer and outer shell.
Rugging up needn’t mean muting your flow. let your personality shine through, even on days when the
Jacket ($449) by Tommy Hilfiger; fleece ($109.95) and pants ($99.95) byProject Blank; sunglasses ($75) by Quay; shoes ($359.95) byEcco.
Fleece of Cake
Ready for tone on tone? Keep it simple with a neutral yet elevated pairing of textured shearling and monochromatic detail.
Jacket ($500) by The North Face; track pants ($499) by Reebok @The Iconic; sunglasses ($75) by Quay.
Jacket ($279) by Calvin Klein @ The Iconic; shirt ($160) by The North Face; singlet ($29.95) by Nike; pants ($329) by MQ Alexander McQueen @ The Outnet; shoes ($239.95) by Ecco.
Knits and Fits
Give your wardrobe a refresh by opting for large block colours or different, oversized fits.
Jacket ($210) by Adidas @ The Iconic.
Jacket ($229.95) and fleece ($109.95) by Project Blank; track pants ($110) by Adidas @ The Iconic; shoes ($239.95) by Ecco; bottle ($70) by Frank Green.
Get out of your comfort zone and mix it up until you discover that sweet spot. You’ll find critics more forgiving as almost anything goes this time of year.
Jacket ($500) by The North Face @ The Iconic; jogger (79.95) by Calvin Klein @ The Iconic; sunglasses ($75) by Quay; shoes ($239.95) by Ecco.
Parka ($1200) and beanie ($45) by The North Face; pants ($99.95) byProject Blank.
Puffer ($299) by Tommy Hilfiger @ The Iconic; track pants ($99.95) by Misfit @ The Iconic.