Welcome to the January Issue of Stylelogue!
This month’s trend focus is on puffer jackets. A much needed item in your closet, to get you through those brutal winter months. Depending on your geo location, who knows how long it’ll last. (uh um..sorry, east coast readers!)
The puffer made a small appearance last year. In recent months, across runway shows, magazines and social media platforms, endless versions of them from metallic, velvet, tech fabric and to even sequins were EVERYWHERE. The options seem to be endless.
Quite honestly, there’s no slowing down of this 90’s trend. I remember wearing my down Northface jacket in high school and we all wore them as function rather than fashion. We were definitely not trying to look cool. Although, wished I had saved mine!
One Puffer, Three Ways
To emphasize the trend, Cortney, Mary and I wanted to show you different options on how to style the same puffer, in three ways. I mean, that’s how OBSESSED we are about it.
The jackets are from Noize, an outerwear company, with unique seasonal collections, offered in faux fur and vegan leather accents. Jackets for both women and men, range from $100-$200. What a steal!
The Gweyn short jacket (currently on sale $95) is lightweight, warm and made in a shiny water resistant material. Adjustable bungee cords on the hem and cuff, to create extra styling options. Best yet, it’s machine washable and no animals were harm, when making this puffer!
*Extra bonus: Enter “STYLELOGUE” at checkout and receive 15% off their entire site.
Elisa – Eforelisa
Puffers are traditionally worn for winter sports, which I’m not a big fan of. So I styled it to fit my urban lifestyle and added some NYC edge. (Hence, the city back drop.) I was going for a seventies après ski inspo, using primary red, contrasted with black and soft ivory. So BOLD!
Speaking of après ski, this color block mock neck sweater from Nordstrom Signature (yes I designed it) in cashmere, is light weight, yet provides tons of warmth. The red in front and ivory in back, has a nice graphic touch. I tucked the sweater into my cropped wide leg pants and added black suspenders to look like bib pants.
Combat boots are having a moment as well, and these white ones are so versatile. I’ve worn them with pleated skirts, as well with jeans for a weekend casual look. I switched out the black shoelaces the boots originally came with, for red ones to match the color story.
GET THE LOOK:
Cortney – The Grey Edit
Cort gravitates to the black puffer jacket. If you follower by now, this girl loves her black pieces. With no exceptions to her “elevated basics”, she styled it with a classic cashmere ivory cable sweater and black knit pencil skirt, two essential pieces for winter. By the way, we showed up to the shoot with similar white combat boots. Coincidence or trend much?
Read more about Cort’s outfit here.
Mary – Sportsanista
Love how Mary puts her own spin with a bit of athleisure inspo when it comes to her own style. So this was a no brainer when it came to styling this grey puffer jacket. From the sneakers to the rugby stripe mohair sweater, there’s always a bit of sporty spice in her outfits. Especially, adding some feminine touches like this silver satin skirt and cool shades, it’s the perfect overall balance.
Read more about Mary’s outfit here.
With the extra volume from the quilting, the puffer jacket may not be flattering for all body shapes. For this reason, opt out for one that has less padding. Make sure to choose one that’s light weight and provides warmth. Try these…(many on are on sale!)
Loved how we styled the puffer in three different ways? Drop comments below and let us know what you think of our trend focus for January.
Photos by Jason Tang