The Winter Jackets We're Eyeing Right Now

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.

Get you a coat that can do both. And by both, we mean one you can wear on the reg and turn into a sleeping bag.
River Island Pink Ashish Puffer Sleeping Bag Coat, $360.00 Buy
Camo's back with a vengeance.
ASOS Puffer Coat in Camo, $95.00 Buy
Metallic silver is your new neutral.
Lovers + Friends Calla Lily Belted Puffer in Matte Silver, $258.00 Buy
A patent orange is a total showstopper.
Puffa Original Oversized Jacket With Back Logo Print, $143.00 Buy
This coat is a nothing shy of a paisley paradise. It features a stylish belt with gold hardware and a fur-trimmed hood for dramatic flair.
Roberto Cavalli Paisley Print Puffer Coat, $2,511.00 $1,758.00, Buy
Ready to graduate from your standard black puffer? Show off your fit with a cropped option with plaid and stripe detailing.
Fenty Puma By Rihanna Quilted Bomber Jacket, $500.00 $375.00, Buy
Cobalt blue and velour can make even the puffiest of coats feel a little fancier.
MSGM Puffer Textured Jacket, $710.00 $426.00, Buy
Burgundy and sleek, this jacket comes complete with a black belt and fur hood, meaning you won't have to go crazy on your fit.
Andrew Marc Fox and Rabbit-Fur-Trim Down Puffer Coat, $695.00 $486.50, Buy
For when you can't decide if you actually want to wear a dress or not, let your coat take over instead.
Tatras Flared Puffer Coat, $801.00 Buy
Relive your varsity days in a button-down puffer with striped, elastic bands.
Veronica Beard Lennon Puffer Bomber, $695.00 Buy
Get a little pop of color, and a lot of warmth.
Kenzo Quilted Hooded Shell-Down Jacket, $505.00 Buy
The military trend looms large this season, so kill two sartorial birds with one stone and invest in this jacket from Madewell.
Madewell Quilted Down Puffer Parka, $228.00 Buy
You can never go wrong with a long, patent pick. Paired with denim underneath for a less bulky feel.
Express Long Puffer Coat, $248.00 $160.99, Buy
Being stuck in the middle of nowhere doesn't seem so bad after all — just as long as you've got a large, fluffy coat to keep you warm.
Mira Mikati In The Middle of Nowhere Stripe Puffer Coat, $656.15 $393.69, Buy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.