How to Pick the Perfect Puffy Jacket for Your Winter Wardrobe If there’s one jacket that you have to have as part of your cold-weather staples, let it be a puffer jacket. Chunky and insulated, these super fun pieces of outerwear keep you warm while leveling up your style quotient instantly. Pick a classic shape, length, and color or throw caution to the wind as you try out one of the cool ideas below and find your newest winter favorite. Classic Black There is nothing that quite says sleek and sophisticated like black. Seriously versatile, you can rock it with mom jeans or a slick dress. Black puffers can make the perfect outerwear addition to almost any outfit, even a slim skirt, and heels. While a monochromatic palette will always look chic, a black puffer jacket allows you to play with any color you like and even be forgiving to metallic shades that can be hard to pull off. ColourPop Perfection Whether your favorite hue is canary yellow, neon pink or bright blue, a puffer in one of these unmissable bright shades is all you need, to stand out from the crowd. Pair it with the right outfit combinations and keep the rest of it muted to create an effortlessly chic outfit. Not sure what to choose? Try a pair of skinny black jeans, black boots, and a black fitted T-shirt. The result will be a remarkable outfit with a stylish outerwear statement. Muted Minimalist For the budding minimalist who’s still style-conscious, a muted puffer in a subtle shade of pink, cream, understated navy or earthy khaki can be perfect. With a little more personality than black, yet not as in-your-face as a pop hue, these can work well to give your favorite blue denim or wrap dress some much-needed edge. Metallic Must-Have Silver, gold, bronze and many other metallic shades have been popping up across everything from statement accessories to clothing. So if you’re looking for a trendy update, start by building a base of muted base layers and add a metallic puffer jacket for that future-ready metallic style. Maxi Puffer A maxi puffer is perfect for keeping you warm, while keeping your style on point during winter. Get the maxi puffer jacket look right by picking one with a bold color or print and making sure it’s just the right ankle-grazing length. Pair it with a dress and heels or leather pants and a graphic tee with equal ease. Vintage Versions Though most puffers seem to fall into an athleisure group, vintage style puffer jackets are ideal for ladies who love to rock a retro vibe. Choose between different animal prints, different colors, floral fabrics, and geometric designs as you throwback to ’70s and’ ’80s. Pair them with culottes or bell-bottoms for that ultimate retro fashion statement. So, before you start shopping for this new winter staple, consider these easy pointers. Try thrifting an old classic or heading to the high-street for a sensational cold-weather piece you can mix and match all through the winter months to fabulous effect.