How I make my puffer coat look stylish

I bought this coat at the start of October and I’ve worn it every day since then. Why do I keep wearing it? Because it’s well-suited for coronavirus-living (as in, not going anywhere beyond dog walks, coffee runs and the supermarket) – it’s warm, functional and I don’t feel like a marshmallow when I wear it. The cost per wear has justified the expense in less than two months (down to around £2 per day so far).

Usually I throw it over leggings and a hoodie and wear my trainers. However, on occasion, I want to look a bit more put-together – but I don’t want to give up my favourite cosy coat. So how to make a puffer look stylish?

For me, it’s about keeping a similar level of comfort but feeling like I’ve put proper clothes on. A pair of skinny jeans (these are the Topshop Joni) and one of Zara’s amazing £19.99 knits is quite sufficient a move into clothes that aren’t made entirely of Lycra. Pull on a cool knitted hat, look out your most chic cross-body bag (that said, I hardly use a bag at all these days), and slip into a pair of chunky ankle boots, and you’re good to go.

From dog walker to #ootd, just like that.

I’m wearing

Coat, Uniqlo (on sale)
Jumper, Zara (the best fine knit on the high street I’ve found)
Jeans, Topshop
Hat, Island Nation Studio (PR gift from V&A Dundee)
Bag, Mulberry
Boots, Jones Bootmaker (PR gift)

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