The Winter Jackets We're Eyeing Right Now

Photo: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters.
Update: This post was originally published on December 14, 2016.

In an odd twist of fate, puffers are having more than "a moment" right now. Once the unofficial uniform of the après ski set, or Miranda Hobbes strolling around Manhattan, the down jacket is now this season’s most wearable wardrobe update.

Thanks to Demna Gvasalia, the mastermind behind Balenciaga and Vetements, the oversized, dead-of-winter topper somehow feels chic — especially worn hanging off-the-shoulder with sharply tailored trousers and a bold turtleneck. Luckily for our purses, though, it wasn’t just the aforementioned luxury labels that prioritized the style; contemporary brands like Marques’Almeida and Isa Arfen each showed their own respective styles (some were big enough to double as a sleeping bag; others were beautifully fluid, rendered in deep magenta-and-charcoal velvet). The style has, of course, trickled down into fast fashion as well, with retailers like Zara, Topshop, and more adopting the trend (and producing more affordable versions).

As much as we hate to even think about winter coming, it is a univerally acknowledged truth that those who do not buy their coats in August shall live in eternal regret. Kidding. (Kind of). Either way, the options ahead are ones worth investing in now, way before the cold weather actually hits.
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Pastel pink can make even the puffiest of coats feel a little fancier.

A.W.A.K.E. Bubblegum Princess Oversized Quilted Shell Jacket, $1,340, available at Net-A-Porter.
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A patent red is a total showstopper.

Opening Ceremony Puffer Jacket, $425, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Get you a coat that can do both. And by both, we mean one you can wear on the reg, and to the gym.

P.E. Nation Reign Man Puffer Jacket, $249, available at P.E. Nation.
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A common fear with puffer jackets is that they can get too bulky. If you're worried about that, try a thinner version with an A-line silhouette.

Ganni Greenwood Jacket, $285, available at Need Supply Co.
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This oversized H&M jacket is the perfect throw on for when you're feeling lazy but still want to look good.

H&M Padded Jacket, $59.99, available at H&M.
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Camo's back with a vengeance.

Zara Camouflage Print Down Puffer, $99.90 $19.99, available at Zara.
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The retro Cali vibes in this puffer will have you daydreaming of the beach all winter long.

Aviator Nation
Trekker Hooded Puffer Jacket, $649.99, available at Aviator Nation.
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For days when the weather sucks, let this durable option be your savior. (Who doesn't love Uniqlo coats?)

Uniqlo Women Ultra Light Down Stretch Hooded Coat, $99.90, available at Uniqlo.
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A silky, longline style from classic sportswear brand Fila. Wear yours oversized with denim and feel like a member of TLC.

Fila Longline Padded Coat in Silky Fabric, $128.98, available at ASOS.
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A pop of neon? Yes, please.

Alexander Wang Suede Puffer Jacket, $2,371 $948, available at StyleBop.
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The bubblegum pink goes with brown and black, making this topper a fun throw on for any day, and any outfit.

UNIF Certa Jacket, $128, available at UNIF.
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Trade in your black coat for a shiny dark neutral instead.

Calvin Klein Plus Size Hooded Packable Puffer, $159.99, available at Macy's.
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The perfect blend of utilitarian and fresh-off-the-runway vibes.

Bell Sleeve Puffer Jacket, $1,145, available at Farfetch.
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Bright red and outdoorsy, this hip-length jacket comes complete with a neat elastic panel on the back, meaning you won't have to go crazy over fit. Plus, its detachable hood makes for the perfect cover up come rain or shine.

Light Before Dark Cropped Quilted Jacket, $99.62, available at Urban Outfitters.
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A puffer is an inherently fun jacket. Might as well try a quirky option.

Helen Lee Bad Bunny Embroidered Puffer Bomber Jacket, $730, available at Lane Crawford.
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Let your sleeves do all the talking.

Sandro Starman Coat, $995, available at Sandro.
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This one's a very bold statement, at a very bold price. The good news is, it's convertible, so it feels like you invested in more than one coat.

Acne Studios Baltimore Down Orange, $1,150, available at Acne Studios.
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Velvet is in this season. Puffers are in this season. Put them together and you've got a pretty fly piece of outerwear.

LPA 208, $280, available at LPA.
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Technical camping gear is having a comeback. Get in on the unexpected trend with some cool colors, like purple and yellow.

Patagonia Women's Nano Puff Pullover, $169, available at Patagonia.
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If you're nervous about this trend, try a technical favorite. Canada Goose is a tried and true classic. Plus, the extra warmth by way of hood and thumbholes never hurt.

Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Hoody, $575, available at Canada Goose.
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Red is your new neutral.

TNA Steppe Coat, $250 $199, available at Aritzia.
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If you're in love with raincoats, here's your winter match.

Anton Belinskiy Down Jacket, $785, available at V Files.

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