Scared Of The Puffer? Try These Instead

It's no secret that we love the puffer jacket. When the sporty style came back in fashion last year, we rejoiced. Finally, our super-warm, borderline-frumpy coats became viable options for everyday wear — not just for wrapping up our sick bodies on the way to the pharmacy. But, while we gladly profess our love for the puffer, we also admit that for some of us, it's a better idea in theory than in practice.

If you're one of those people, don't worry: that doesn't mean getting cozy is completely out of the question. You may just need to ease your way into the trend. Luckily, other quilted members of the puffer family are also in style (read: purses, skirts, even pants) — so, whether or not you will ever go full-on duvet cover, the picks ahead will help you get pretty damn close. Click through for 16 pieces that will give your outfit the pop puff it's been waiting for.
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Ease into the trend with a tiny, barely-noticeable quilted panel.

Neil Barrett Quilted Top Sleeveless Dress, $486.30, available at Farfetch.
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Looks so good, you can't even tell how warm it actually is.

Stella McCartney Brown Nylon Moony Jacket, $1,100, available at Ssense.
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Wear it to work — your laptop is guaranteed to fit.

Fuel Neon Quilted Puffy Lap Top Tote, $16.79, available at Ebags.
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You won't need a blanket at the movies, that's for sure.

Monki Padded Wrap Midi Skirt, $53, available at ASOS.
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Instead of spending a lot of money on another shearling jacket, try a shearling-meets-puffer-hybrid instead. (Two-for-one makes the $3K price tag seem slightly more justifiable).

Chloé Shearling Puffer Jacket, $2,932.33, available at Farfetch.
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Bucket bags are tried and true. Make them feel exciting again with a puffed-up version.

Zara Quilted Maxi Bucket Bag, $49.90m available at Zara.
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Play with texture in an unexpected way.

Moncler Quilted Down Skirt, $500, available at MyTheresa.
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When the bomber and the puffer collide.

TNA League Bomber, $85, available at Aritzia.
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Make your spring and fall jackets last through winter with a slim, quilted vest.

Style Nanda Diamond Quilted Duck Down Vest, $64, available at Style Nanda.
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The sleeves snap off, giving you a vest, and the bottom snaps off to give you a cropped look. Basically, you get three jackets for the price of one...well, more like for the price of three.

Acne Studios Baltimore Down Orange, $1,150, available at Acne Studios.
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We’re digging the contrast between the short skirt and this quilted top. Pop a long, sleek coat over it all, and you’ve got yourself a look.
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This luxe take is one we can definitely snuggle into.

Elias and Grace Tartine Et Chocolat Reversible Puffa Coat, $245, available at Trouva.
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Leave your sweatshirt at home and upgrade to this puffer pullover.

Sacai Puffer Pullover Jacket, $1,216.85, available at Farfetch.
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Let's be honest: We'd wear these off the slopes, too.

Perfect Moment Aurora Flared Trousers, $300, available at Matches Fashion.
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The texture of a puffer, with the classic silhouette of a trench.

Trademark Star Quilt Coat, $998, available at Need Supply Co.
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This looks like a mix between a garbage bag and a flotation device, and we don't hate it...

MM6 Black Nylon Puffy Triangle Shoulder Bag, $225, available at Forzieri.