Puffer Jackets: How to Style Your Down Coat Like Kendall Jenner

Michelin Man vibes, begone!

By Raleigh Burgan Jan 18, 2017 12:45 AMTags
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The inevitable outer layer isn't always the most flattering.

If you live in (or are just visiting) below-freezing temperatures, it can often feel like all sense of personal style gets tossed out the window once you throw on a big, poufy jacket. But there are three celebs in particular who've recently proved you can, in fact, sport a puffer coat and still look fashionable doing it (without feeling like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's Violet Beauregarde, the minute she turns into a human blueberry).

Kendall Jenner's metallic coat is just the thing to get your wheels turning on alternate outfit ideas. Sure, the great thing about outerwear is that it can, if you want it to, hide what's going on underneath, but with this particular jacket, you have to take control of the ensemble, so it doesn't wear you. And because Kenny's already making all kinds of style statements by rocking that gold shade, she's keeping the look underneath simple (as should you) in a white tee, straight-leg jeans and chic scarf around her neck.

Clothes Cheap Vogue Metallic Quilted Down Coat with Detachable Hood, $50; Topshop Moto Dark Blue Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans, $75; Mango Cotton T-shirt, $16; Roberto Cavalli Galaxy Garden Printed Silk Scarf, $120; Macy's Candence Sock Pointed-Toe Booties, $99

Winter Jackets Under $100

If it's the weekend and you've got errands to run, sporting a longer coat like Olivia Palermo's lends itself best to an athleisure look. Throw on a pair of leather leggings, your warmest (this is important so you can keep your jacket open), most comfortable, most oversized sweater and call it a day! Add high-top sneakers or boots for added warmth and top it all off with a cute handbag.

McQ Alexander McQueen Paneled Snake-Print Leather Shoulder Bag, $286; Topshop Wet-Look Leggings, $35; Aldo Romea High-Top Sneaker, $60; H&M Knit Turtleneck Sweater, $35; Duvetica Corcira Quilted Shell Down Coat, $400

Scarves to Keep You Warm This Winter
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If jeans or leather leggings just won't cut it at your office, you're going to need one last outfit idea. Take it from blogger Sara Che and go for a little something more elevated underneath your coat—like a dress! A fitted, long-sleeved midi is just the thing to contrast the puffiness of your outerwear. For an added punch of personality, choose a puffer with a killer pattern (like camo!). 

SAM Jetset Camp Puffer Jacket, $595; Matt & Nat Brave Faux Leather Backpack, $98; Adidas Advantage Women's Sneakers, $60; Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses, $150; Line Claudia Merino Wool and Cashmere-Blend Turtleneck Sweater Dress, $99

Now get out there and show the world being warm doesn't mean being boring.