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The Puffer Coat Returns As A Major Fall/Winter 2016 Trend

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While oversized parkas may bring the Michelin man to mind, puffer coats are actually enjoying a moment on the catwalks. In fact, the puffy parka just may be the statement outerwear look that you need to complete your winter wardrobe this year. Whether you prefer bright colours or subdued shades, try slipping into a puffer coat as the weather cools. Just in time for snowfall and frosty nights, here are a few versatile ways to rock the puffer coat just like a runway model.

Casual Chic

For a weekend afternoon of hot chocolate and holiday shopping, draw your sartorial inspiration from the Tory Burch catwalk. Slip into a long quilted puffer coat in a vibrant blue shade, and stick to a belted style in order to emphasize your waistline. For a finishing touch, layer your coat with a simple black turtleneck, add a pair of high black boots and pick up a navy blue tasseled handbag.

Work Wear

Try drawing your inspiration from the Balenciaga runway, and strut your stuff in a bright red parka for a pop of colour. Although you may prefer wool coats for a day at the office, walking into work in a puffer coat is no longer a sartorial faux pas. Combine your colourful coat with an embellished turtleneck sweater, straight black trousers and a pair of jewel-encrusted pumps for instant cold weather style.

Evening

As day turns into night, look no further than the Chanel catwalk. For evening functions, turn to a long pale pink and black puffer, accessorized with black boots and a matching pale pink purse. Whether you’re sporting a little black dress or a hot glittery number, an inspired elegant puffer coat will keep you warm on your way to your event.

Photos: Vogue Runway