With temperatures like this (read: below 20 degrees here in NYC), a jacket with some serious insulation is not optional. That said, puffer jackets aren't typically the most fashion-friendly pieces in our wardrobe, often evoking images of our less-than-flattering collegiate Winter style (or even more unflattering comparisons to the Abominable Snowman) — but we've made it our mission to change all that. With five style-savvy and Winter-ready ensembles, we're out to challenge any preconceived notions about the puffer. It's all about seeing this cold-weather gear with a fresh set of eyes and a heavy dose of this season's trends. Click on for a little style how-to that's all about giving your puffy coats and padded vests a fashion-approved upgrade.
When It's This Cold, You Need a Puffer (and Some Chic Ways to Wear It)