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2021 Trends: How to style puffer jackets and coats

Long puffer coats and jackets from Zara, Monki and more.

Last Updated on January 14, 2021

Puffer coats aren’t a particularly new trend, but they can still be tricky to pull off if you’re not sure how to wear them, so we’ve sought the help of a group of influencers for guidance on how to make your puffer seem less country-walk-on-a-rainy-day and more stylish-gal-in-the-city. If that’s what you’re into.

Whether long or short, these women show you how to wear the trend with style.

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Both Grace Victory and Chloe Pierre have styled this trend flawlessly, opting for head-to-toe tonal in a simple yet stylish look.

Both women have added heeled boots to smarten up the outfit, and Chloe’s shades are a great touch [above].

Max colour

Zeena Shah never hides away from bold colours and clashing prints (take a look at our guide to styling a sweater vest for more inspiration from her) and this look is no different [below].

Teaming a pink puffer with a pair printed trousers keeps the look fun, while casual accessories keeps it cool.

Jumpsuit it

We adore Thandi’s casual take on the puffer, laying it over a roll neck and jumpsuit and teaming the look with chunky boots [below].

While she’s opted to match her jacket and jumpsuit, this combo works well with contrasting colours too.

Make a statement

Let your puffer do the talking and team it with understated accessories and biker boots, like Debbie Le [below].

As the puffer is such a statement piece, this works well in any colour. Debbie’s gone for a black coat, but a colourful puffer would look just as good.

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While wearing your puffer with jeans or joggers may be the simplest way to wear it, we love it with a skirt too.

Karen has teamed hers with an oatmeal roll-neck knit, a check skirt and biker boots, and while this is an unexpected combination, it works so well [below].

Belt it

Not for the conservative dressers, Emili has belted her lilac gilet puffer to create shape [below].

This is a great idea if you’re worried puffers will look too boxy on your frame.

The street style star wears the coat over a pair of purple trousers and matches her white top with a pair of white heeled ankle boots for a perfectly balanced look.

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Buy now

Oversized Boxy Long Puffer Jacket

Puffer coat, £175, & Other Stories – buy now

Monki Puffer jacket

Jacket, £40, Monki – buy now

Down Puffer Jacket

Jacket, £175, Arket – buy now


Coat, £79.99, Zara – buy now

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