Now that hot girl summer is officially over, it’s time to embrace fluffy lady fall. As the temperatures drop and the winds get chilly, it’s time to get serious about our outerwear and prepare to go into survival mode—in style, of course. Puffer coats are winter’s obvious go-to garments for the season, and for good reason: a) they keep you super snug, and b) they’re cute as hell!
Brands have rolled out a wide array of designs to fit every style. From trendy metallics and bright colors to muted neutrals and autumnal patterns, there’s something to fit every aesthetic. Plus, many companies have jumped on the sustainable bandwagon, using recycled materials, ethical down fillings, and planet-friendly ways of manufacturing their clothing—rejoice!
Below, eleven of our favorite puffer coats that we’ll be wearing all winter.
1Gap Upcycled Puffer
Gap put 40 discarded plastic bottles to good use by creating this puffer coat, made from 100% recycled poly-fill, lining, and shell. The coat comes in blue, black, fuchsia, green, red, yellow and violet, and each has a smooth, water-resistant exterior and fleece-lined pockets for extra warmth.
2Free People Hailey Hooded Puffer Jacket
Layer this oversized puffer on top of your favorite seasonal sweater and call it day. This coat comes in this wine color as well as white, pink, mint, lilac, and black, and has a hidden drawstring at the waist if you’re so inclined to cinch it and create an hourglass shape. Reviewers say it runs large, so make sure to size down when making your pick.
3Everlane Re:Down Sleeping Bag Puffer
Keep your whole body warm this winter with a full-length puffer coat. This one from Everlane is made from 100% recycled polyester and 100% recycled down and feathers, and it comes in black, ochre, and bone. It’s like wearing a very chic sleeping bag, in case you were wondering.
4Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Compact Coat
Available in black, wine, olive, brown, and navy, this compact coat is the perfect layering piece for when you want to wear your non-puffer outerwear but feel the warmth of a puffer. The round collar can also be worn in a V-neck, making it even more versatile.
5Tna Botanie Long Puffer
This long style uses 100% responsibly sourced goose down, is made of water-repellent and wind-resistant fabric, and comes in 14 colors. It has a front zipper, side pockets, and a hood to keep your body, hands, head, and ears warm from chilly winter winds. If you’re committed to shopping vegan, the same style is also available in a completely vegan-friendly version—happy tails!
6American Eagle Plaid Flannel Puffer Jacket
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: Plaid is the go-to pattern for winter and fall. Don’t keep it contained to your sweaters, blankets, and nail art, though. Move it to your outerwear collection as well! This cute piece has side pockets and a detachable hood, and it’s machine washable—you know, just in case your sledding expedition doesn’t go exactly as planned.
7Ava & Viv Metallic Puffer Jacket
Another hot trend that’s sure to stay around for seasons to come is metallic materials—it’s a way to play up neutrals in a fun and eye-catching way that still feels sophisticated and cool. This shiny jacket comes in sizes X-4X, and it has snap pockets and a high neckline to further protect you from the cold.
8Zara Block Color Puffer Jacket
This puffer is from Zara’s Join Life collection, which strives to be more sustainable by using less water, more recycled materials, and manufacturing processes that reduce carbon emissions. This coat, for example, uses padding that’s made of 100% recycled polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. The neutral-toned color-block style also makes it easy to wear with everything in your wardrobe. We’re not saying that it will definitely be your go-to puffer coat this winter, but we’re not saying that it won’t be either.
9Ryllace Shawl-Collar Puffer Coat
Take the sophistication of a shawl silhouette and combine it with the warmth of a puffer, and what you get is your new favorite coat. This mid-thigh-length coat is water-repellent, has an asymmetrical zipper and a shawl collar, and comes in sizes 14-24. It’s available in this versatile dark olive shade and in black, both of which you can wear with most of your winter wardrobe.
10Lululemon Wunder Puff Jacket
Working out in the winter can sometimes feel like a drag, which is why it’s so important to have temperature-appropriate workout clothes that will keep you warm and won’t hinder your performance. This puffer coat uses a breathable fabric that is lightweight, water-repellent, and wind-resistant, and uses responsible goose down (certified by the Responsible Down Standard). It also has a hidden phone sleeve, and a cinch-able waist, hem, and hood.
11ASOS Quilted Maxi Puffer Coat
Quilted patterns aren’t just for bedding! Take this aesthetic from your sheets to the streets with this cozy-looking coat and protect yourself from head to toe. The extra-long length of this puffer coat is perfect for those who get chilly all over, and the fleece collar will help keep your neck snug.