Tamu’s Style Diary: 7 Tips to Pulling Off The Puffer Jacket You Never Considered

by Tamu McPherson

Hey There Pretty Birds,

If you are part of our flock based in the United States, you may have pulled your winter coats out from the back of your closet for the Nor’easter this weekend?! Here in Milan, we might not be bracing for several feet of snow, but we are certainly embracing the chill of winter in our fashion. As we all load up on layers, I couldn’t resist sharing my best tips on pulling off your puffer jacket! 


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My last entry catered to the fashionista pivoting between boldness and comfortability. We agreed that yes, you can have the best of both worlds! The same goes for bundling up in cold weather. You don’t have to exchange warmth for style, in the same way that comfort does not have to be transactional. When it comes to style, sometimes the question is not “less or more?” but “where and how?” In the case of styling your puffer jacket, this could not be more true! Follow along for pro tips on unique ways to style your puffer jacket look.


Tip #1: Create a waistline by belting your puffer jacket and distributing volume! (Pro Tip: Always consider the compatibility of textures when accessorizing monochromatic looks)

(LOOK ONE: Prada single-breasted padded leather coat, Gia Couture Grey High Heel Booty, Khaite Magdeline Pant in Black Leather, BOYY Devon Handbag)

Tip #2: Struggling to style a printed puffer jacket? Extract your favorite colors and incorporate them into your accessories. (Don’t be afraid of playing up your boldest hues!)

(LOOK TWO: Khris Joy Puffer Jacket, Bottega Veneta Bloc Boots in Sky Blue Lambskin, Dans Lente Lola Chiffon Bag, & Other Stories Major Cut Cropped Jeans in Mid Blue, Finamore 1925 Blouse in White)


Tip #3: Looking to make a color statement? Match a solid puffer with a shoe or handbag in a similar shade. Pair these with neutral tones or black to create balance!

(LOOK THREE: Woolrich Aurora Bomber Jacket, Bottega Veneta Squared Booties, Danse Lente Johnny Bag in Toffee/Mango, Gucci Joggers in Black Leather and Signature Trim)



Tip #4: If keeping it casual is your go-to, play up your dimensions by starting with a black and white base that amplifies your layering skills. Consider a pop of contrast color with a turtleneck!

(LOOK FOUR: H2O Fagerholt Ready Down Puffer Jacket, Lisa Folawiyo Plain Top Handle Bag, Awake Mode Ursula White Mules, Balenciaga Stretch Leggings, Kaye Ribbed Organic Cotton Jersey Turtleneck)


Tip #5: For the quick runs where we sometimes just can’t be bothered, you can never go wrong with an all-neutral palette! 

(LOOK FIVE: The North Face Gucci Puffer Jacket, Wool Knit Lace Up Bralette in Heather Grey, Ribbed Deep Slit Neck Sweater in Eggnog, Celine Glove Bootie Laced Ankle Boot, Bottega Veneta Crossbody Bag, Taupe Knit Biker Shorts)



Tip #6: Your military style puffer jacket needs a statement boot! That’s it. That’s the tip.

(LOOK SIX: Marfa Stance Reversible Down Parka, Chelsea Paris Bo Knee Boot in Greyscale, Miu Miu Belle Nappa Leather Clutch)



Tip #7: Volume speaks volumes and when styling your puffer jacket look, pay attention to the details you can replicate in other parts of your outfit. Repeat textures in different pieces with colors from the same family! (Pro Tip: A ‘Berry’ color palette is always a good move; reds, pinks, and purples!)

(LOOK SEVEN: Duvetica Puffer Jacket, Rotate Birgerchristensen Wilde Pants, The Attico Black Devon Heeled Sandals, Bottega Veneta Unisex Coin Purse)


I hope you love these tips to pull off your best puffer look, Pretty Birds! (Remember to tag us online if you happen to try them out!)

As always, if you’re looking for ways to elevate your style while limiting your environmental impact, follow our #ATPBRepeatIt content on Instagram and here on ATPB. It’s our way of encouraging everyone to love and regularly wear the items in our closets. Until next time! Xx  Your Chief Lover 

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Images by Gianluca Senese, @nobodyknowsmarc


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