Let your former 5-year-old self playing in the snow be your muse for AW16 because the puffer jacket has made a spectacular comeback, firmly positioning itself as coat of the season. For long it’s been a serious no-no, reserved only for posh boys hitting the slopes of Verbier, European tourists in winter, and Queen Bee of a group of chavs. So of course, it’s a huge surprise that it’s become such hot property. It’s the Craig David of the fashion world, if you will.
The key notes on styling it the cool way? Shrugging a puffer off-the-shoulder is the Demna-approved way that peppered his recently renovated runway at Balenciaga, as well as being perfect for the not-quite-yet freezing winter temperatures. Plus, if you’re a little over the shoulder-robing trend, this is the new way to (not) wear your jacket (I actually did this way back in 2015, justsayin). Just cross-pollinate the look with some more Gvasalia-style pieces, this time round referencing Vetements in the deconstructed, jagged-hem ASOS jeans.
I just love it when practicality prevails and still looks this cool.
Full outfit below