The humble puffer jacket has become a wardrobe staple over the last five years. This ’90s-inspired trend made its inevitable comeback among the street style set around 2017 and has slowly trickled down to the masses ever since. You can now buy a puffer jacket in every style, color, pattern, and material imaginable, and I’ve come to rely on this cozy staple every winter.
Of course, puffer jackets aren’t always the most palatable of outerwear. With their oversize shape and padded sleeves, these quilted jackets can veer into statement territory depending on the cut, pattern, and style. Puffers tend to pair well with sleek basics that allow the oversize silhouette to shine, like classic denim, turtlenecks, and leggings.
Ahead, browse the five stylish and versatile items you need to expertly style a puffer jacket this season (and beyond).