2016 is fast becoming the year that fashion got practical.
What with trainers overtaking heels, oversized knits replacing restricted tops and now, the portable duvet that is the puffer jacket is topping our shopping lists. Puffer jackets (or puffa as I like to call them) are certainly having their fashion moment. What was once reserved for the ski slopes and country casuals has had a wearable wardrobe update for A/W16, thanks to Balenciaga - and Rhianna, obvs! Worn draped off the shoulders over a slinky slip or topping off a tailored trouser, the puffa is becoming (dare I say it?) a chic way to update your winter wardrobe. Basically, channeling your inner toasted marshmallow never looked so good!
Here's some of my firm faves from budget to broke.
Tick all the winter trend boxes in this velvet Topshop number at just £69
Serve up some baked potato realness ala Gigi Hadid with this Tommy Hilfiger £190
Go big or go home with this XXXL ASOS number £90
Light after Dark
Be a sweetie, darling with this pink puffa, also available in four colours. You know, CHOICES. Light after Dark £76
Lead a puffa life full of frills, and saucy red patent too by MSGM £345
Give yourself a hug with this mustard beauty from Next £75