How to Look Polished in a Puffer Jacket

October 14th, 2009

How to Look Polished in a Puffer Jacket
Shop the Look (clockwise, from top): Secret Wash Point Collar Shirt in Large Gingham | $59.50 at J Crew, Pinstripe Blazer | $69.95 at American Eagle, Timberland Boot Company Counterpane Plain Toe Boot | $375 at Nordstrom, Straight Fit Jeans | $50 at Topman, Downtown Belt | $24.50 at American Eagle, Puffer Parka | $119.50 at American Eagle.  See more information about this look.


It may not be ski season just yet, but it’s not too early to pull out your puffer jacket to wear with your city clothes.  The keys to wearing your puffer jacket in style while you’re out and about are twofold: (1) Pair your sporty puffer jacket with fitted, tailored pieces (though not a suit - the two really don’t mix), and (2) Make sure your puffer is the longest jacket you’re wearing; you don’t want any other overcoats peeking out from underneath.  Here’s how to look polished in a puffer jacket:

1.  Start with a polished base: a dress shirt in a bold pattern or color and a pair of crisp dark rinse straight leg jeans.  We love the purple gingham shirt, as it’s bold without being too loud.
2.  Layer on a tailored blazer upon the polished base.  Look for one that’s slim fitting, as you don’t want too much bulk.
3.  Pull on your puffer jacket.  We love the bold blue color of this jacket, especially how it contrasts with the purple gingham.  Let the blazer and the dress shirt be seen from under the puffer.
4.  Finish off the look with a pair of casual boots and a simple belt.  (Yes, you’ll want to tuck in your dress shirt.)

How would you wear a puffer jacket? Share your style with us in the comments!

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