Puffer coats are having a major moment in fashion. No longer known as the unflattering, bulky outerwear your parents made you put on when you were a kid, the humble puffer has come a long way. Favored by celebs, including Rihanna and Gigi Hadid, during the past few months, they’ve also made several appearances on the runway from labels such as Marques’Almeida and Balenciaga.
Wondering how you can pull off the look in style? Take a tip from model Gigi Hadid, who recently stepped out in a metallic silver bomber by Tommy Hilfiger. To keep the look modern, Hadid wore her jacket open and opted for a chunky cable-knit turtleneck sweater she designed herself for her Tommy x Gigi collection. She paired the look with superskinny jeans and a pair of gray patent-heeled booties—proving that you can get in on the trend with the wardrobe essentials you already have in your closet. The skinny cut of the jeans shows off the model’s svelte figure, balancing the overall look without veering into Michelin Man territory. Consider it a mathematical equation: One big piece + one lean piece = major style.
Gigi Hadid loves this hairstylist:
With this kind of winter look, you can also experiment with tucking your hair inside the giant turtleneck or the puffer to keep your style sleek and minimal. And although puffer coats are oversize in nature, emphasizing that very detail turns a once hated coat into a stunning statement piece. There’s no denying it: The bigger the coat, the better.
The best part? It’s extremely practical. You’re bound to stay warm and toasty and still look cute—something we can all get once winter is upon us.