Tips For Taking A Puffer Coat From Comfy To Chic

The winter season is the perfect time to combine functional with fashionable as you try to make the best out of all your warm essentials. Many times you are left with having to choose between what is stylish and what is comfortable, but with a puffer coat, you can have the best of both worlds. While a puffer coat may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about what is trendy, it is perhaps one of the most popular items in fashion right now (via Editorialist). It has quickly gone from a coat that simply locks in heat and protects you from some of the coldest conditions to a winter must-have.


The oversized coat with a padded, pillowy quilted design makes it a perfectly practical yet fashionable winter staple (via The Everygirl). You can find puffer coats in a variety of styles, shapes, sizes, and colors to go with your style or just about any outfit you put together. This versatile coat makes it easy to look your best and stay warm this season.

Combine it with comfy athleisure

With more people working from home over the past two years, outfit priorities came down to one thing: comfort. As time progressed, this has not stopped being the case. In fact, a rise in the popularity of athleisure wear has resulted in it being incorporated into everyday outfits to make a fashion statement (via Forbes).


A puffer coat, which is a comfortable garment meant to keep you warm, certainly follows this trend. What better way is there than to pair comfort with, well, more comfort? Wear your puffer coat with a pair of leggings to not only remain comfortable but to also have a contrast in silhouette between the two. Additionally, this gives you the perfect opportunity to sport your favorite chunky shoes, such as a pair of combat boots or sneakers.

Pair it with sweatpant sets

Keep the comfort going by wearing your puffer coat with a pair of sweats or other stylish knitwear. Yes, your sweatpants can absolutely be fashionable, per Insider. Take it a step further with a matching hoodie or sweatshirt for a more elevated look. This is the perfect time to play around with layering by sporting your hoodie right under your puffer coat, creating a street-style-esque look. Top off the look with your favorite sneakers or a pair of comfortable fleece-lined boots for the ultimate comfy and stylish look.


Make it a monochrome look

Monochrome outfits are all the rage right now, and they have been for quite some time according to Seema. Rock a monochrome look by sticking to one color only for all the elements of your outfit. They don't have to be an exact match so long they are still the same shade in the color's family.


To create a monochrome outfit with your puffer coat, you will want to choose a color you can see yourself rocking. For example, if you choose to do beige neutrals, your coat, top, and bottoms will have to be in the same beige color family. Your accessories, such as your handbag and shoes, should also be in the color family to achieve balance throughout.

Take the classic route with jeans

Go for a classic jeans look to pair with your puffer coat. Jeans themselves are another versatile staple that can be combined with just about anything as well. This makes it possible to play around with any kind of top you like. It can be a t-shirt or it can be something a little more elevated like a button-up top or blouse of your choice. You have the same freedom with the shoes you choose to pair with this look. Sneakers and boots are often a popular choice with jeans. In fact, it's a pretty simple way to style your puffer coat for a more casual look (via The Mom Edit).


Rock it with a skirt

Don't let the cold weather stop you from rocking your puffer coat with a skirt, whether it be a mini or a maxi. Bonus points if you can find a skirt made of knits or wool for extra warmth. Skirts are an excellent way to make your puffer coat look chic.


Wear your skirt with tights underneath and pair it with boots. Thigh-high boots in particular will not only add more warmth and skin coverage but are also the perfect contrast to your skirt's silhouette. On that same note, a puffer coat would look great complimenting a sweater dress that is like the coat itself, functional and fashionable (via Fashion Canons).

Play with color

Winter may be all gray and blues, which is all the more reason to play around with color. Puffer coats look modern and chic in bright colors themselves or when paired with colorful outfits. And choosing a puffer coat, which is already a statement in and of itself, in a bright pop of color is the perfect way to go even bolder with your style. You can even play around with prints and patterns. According to Fashionbeans, if you choose to rock a bright puffer, you should keep the rest of your outfit simple so that your coat has all the spotlight.