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How The Puffer Coat Evolved From Winter Essential To Coveted Closet Hero

It’s the ultimate winter warmer – and now a bona fide high-fashion hit, too. Here are the best puffer coats of the season

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Puffer street style: Felicia Akerstrom (brown puffer), Jessie Andrews (green puffer), Gilda Ambrosio (gray and cream puffer), Adesuwa Aighewi (white puffer), Simone Sniekers (yellow puffer)

Whether you’re in a city facing a cold snap or taking wintry strolls in the crisp countryside, you’ll want to make sure you snuggle up in one of the season’s cocooning puffer coats before you brave the elements. The latest styles aren’t just cozy, they lend a directional edge to your look, too. Hero styles this season include Givenchy’s ivory shearling-trimmed iteration, which will combat the coolest chills; JW Anderson’s classic-with-a-twist navy number that comes with a generous hood in a pop of red; and Frankie Shop’s cheerful yellow style that’s been consciously crafted from GRS-certified (Global Recycle Standard) shell, made from recycled plastic bottles.

Seek out enveloping silhouettes and follow Felicia Akerstrom’s lead by elevating it with ankle boots to take it beyond the off-duty realm, or amp up its sporty credentials by pairing a puffer with gym-style jerseys and sneakers – Adesuwa Aighewi makes it look cozy and cool. Or, for a smart update to the woolen overcoat, choose a statement-hued maxi puffer to shrug on over everything from dresses to tailoring and statement boots, as perfected by Simone Sniekers. Staying warm has never looked so chic.

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