There are days when nothing but a puffer will do.
Maybe not these very creative Moncler versions designed by Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli but nevertheless the padded and the puffed makes great sense.
Coats, when you live in a cold climate, are probably the wardrobe’s essential that ends up growing. The winds, rain, hail, shine and snow options are all different. Biting cold, pouring down with rain or a bit of everything means my wardrobe closet is constantly expanding.
When I first moved to Europe I was excited to wear a puffer; they are not necessarily essential in the sunny Australian climate. I adored rugging up, like the Michelin man, boots and umbrella at the ready; over the years my joy at the freezing cold has subsided and the novelty has worn off. Like raincoats, they are a wardrobe essential and part of everyday life.
This year I need a new puffer.
Wear them over the casual and wear them with the dressed up and heels; that’s my motto. Mixing and matching the fine with the “every day” is a look I like; it’s the unexpected that shows unique style and personality.
A puffer, like the faux jacket, does not need to be an investment piece; good quality and style prevail but it does not need to be a hold-the-breath purchase.
Try a puffer over a dress and opaque tights or stick it on top of the all-black turtleneck and slim ankle pants. It’s practical and flattering.
It’s also ageless. The right puffer looks fabulous if you are 18 or 80.
I’m feeling puffed and in this case, that’s winning. xv
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