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7 Ideas for How to Style a Duvet Coat This Winter

The humble puffer coat has come a long way since its original outdoor sports iterations. Thanks to Drake, Balenciaga’s A/W 16 collection and our constant pursuit of comfort, we’re very much in the era of the fashionable puffer coat. And 2021 has seen this item of clothing gain even more popularity. As these jackets tend to cover us completely (especially if you have one of those head-to-toe versions), they can leave you feeling like it’s pointless to wear anything exciting underneath. But that’s actually not the case. I had a look at how some of my favourite Instagrammers have been wearing theirs and found some genuinely fun and exciting outfits that will make you love wearing your duvet coat on repeat. 

There’s Alexis Foreman’s yellow quilted version, which she’s paired with an all-black outfit. Then, there’s Nnenna Echem’s Saks Potts cropped jacket that looks great over a boldly coloured dress—pair with black track-sole boots for the full winter look. I’m also quite taken with Emili Sindlev’s padded Prada coat, which is a very autumn/winter 2021 take on the puffer jacket with the belt around the middle. If this sounds like something you’re after right now, keep scrolling to see seven of the best puffer-jacket looks and how to wear yours. 

1. YELLOW COAT + ALL-BLACK OUTFIT

how to wear a puffer coat

Photo:

@alexisforeman

Style Notes: If you’re looking for a fun version of a puffer coat, opt for a brightly coloured style such as Alexis Foreman’s yellow one. Wear all black underneath for a really contrasting look. 

Rag & Bone Rudy Oversized Quilted Recycled Shell Hooded Jacket
Rag & Bone
Rudy Oversized Quilted Recycled Shell Hooded Jacket
£655
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Yep, it also has a hood. 

Whistles Whistles Essential Polo Neck Jumper
Whistles
Whistles Essential Polo Neck Jumper
£55
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A layering tool for every great outfit. 

Abercrombie & Fitch Vegan Leather Ankle Straight Pants
Abercrombie & Fitch
Vegan Leather Ankle Straight Pants
£82
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Vegan-leather pants so good you’ll think they’re the real deal. 

Bottega Veneta Square Acetate Sunglasses
Bottega Veneta
Square Acetate Sunglasses
£240
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Sunnies are an all-year-round accessory. 

COS Leather Mini Cube Bag
COS
Leather Mini Cube Bag
£89
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The perfect work/weekend/anytime bag. 

Ganni Chunky Recycled-Rubber Chelsea Boots
Ganni
Chunky Recycled-Rubber Chelsea Boots
£195
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Ganni’s recycled rubber boots are sticking around for winter. 

2. BELTED PUFFER + SKIRT + BOOTS

how to wear a puffer coat

Photo:

@emilisindlev

Style Notes: A more unconventional look is the puffer from Prada. Re-create the look, if you already have your favourite jacket, by belting it in the middle. 

Stella McCartney Kayla Black Belted Quilted Faux Leather Coat
Stella McCartney
Kayla Black Belted Quilted Faux Leather Coat
£1375
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This Stella McCartney faux (of course) leather coat is an all-round winner. 

Mango Angle Faux Leather Grab Ba
Mango
Angle Faux Leather Grab Ba
£30
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Add a squishy bag to your squishy coat for the full package. 

A.W.A.K.E. Mode Flounced Midi Skirt
A.W.A.K.E. Mode
Flounced Midi Skirt
£395
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Take off the puffer, and you have a going-out look ready and waiting. 

Mango Contrast-Sole Ankle Boots
Mango
Contrast-Sole Ankle Boots
£60
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New in from Mango. No doubt these won’t stick around for long. 

3. OVERSIZED COAT + BLUE JEANS + BOOTS

how to wear a puffer coat

Photo:

@monikh

Style Notes: The easiest of outfits, by far, is wearing a pair of blue jeans and track-sole boots underneath an oversize version. 

Totême Annecy Quilted Coat
Totême
Annecy Quilted Coat
£500
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The holy grail of quilted coats, courtesy of Totême. 

& Other Stories Favourite Cut Cropped
& Other Stories
Favourite Cut Cropped
£65
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They’re called the Favourite for a reason. 

Church's Rois Calf Leather Chelsea Boot
Church’s
Rois Calf Leather Chelsea Boot
£750
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Meet the boots you’ll love for a lifetime. 

4. LONG BELTED COAT + WHITE TEE + BLACK TROUSERS

how to wear a puffer coat

Photo:

@_jessicaskye

Style Notes: Match with the autumn leaves by trying out a brown belted coat. Simply wear it with a white T-shirt and a pair of black trousers. 

Nobody's Child Oversized Wrap Quilted Coat With Belt
Nobody’s Child
Oversized Wrap Quilted Coat With Belt
£129
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Nobody’s Child’s new coat collection is worth checking out. 

COS Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
COS
Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
£15
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A great white T-shirt is hard to find.

Arket Tailored Wool Trousers
Arket
Tailored Wool Trousers
£89
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You can always count on Arket for the best tailored trews. 

& Other Stories Squared Toe Leather Chelsea Boots
& Other Stories
Squared Toe Leather Chelsea Boots
£135
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Stompers are the perfect companion to a puffer. 

5. KNEE-LENGTH COAT + PRINTED DRESS

how to wear a puffer coat

Photo:

@ada_oguntodu

Style Notes: Love matching? Match your coat colour with your boots, and try a contrasting printed dress to break up the look. 

Reiss Longline Puffer Coat
Reiss
Longline Puffer Coat
£398
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Yes, yes and yes to this Reiss hooded coat.

Hush Cassie Midi Dress
Hush
Cassie Midi Dress
£95
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The throw-on dress you’ll wear on repeat. 

Ninety Percent Kaye Ribbed Organic Cotton-Jersey Turtleneck Top
Ninety Percent
Kaye Ribbed Organic Cotton-Jersey Turtleneck Top
£35
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You can’t beat a white roll-neck under a printed midi. 

L.K.Bennett Alex Leather Hobnail Boots
L.K.Bennett
Alex Leather Hobnail Boots
£329
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With jeans, dresses or skirts, these will work with every look. 

6. SLEEVELESS PUFFER + COAT 

how to wear a puffer coat

Photo:

@modestmira

Style Notes: A sleeveless style is the perfect way to not feel too swamped by a puffer. Instead, layer it over your usual coat for a fast-track step to being cosy all winter. 

COS Longline Quilted Gilet
COS
Longline Quilted Gilet
£89
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Well done, COS. 

Gap Oversized Wool Coat
Gap
Oversized Wool Coat
£160
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Who knew layering two coats could look so good?

Paige Bougainvillea Cream Textured-Knit Cardigan
Paige
Bougainvillea Cream Textured-Knit Cardigan
£280
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Cardigans are back with a bang. 

7. CROPPED PRINTED PUFFER + BRIGHTLY COLOURED DRESS

how to wear a puffer coat

Photo:

@nnennaechem

Style Notes: Puffers don’t have to be knee-length or long. Cropped is much cooler and looks great with a brightly coloured dress. 

Fendi Hooded Quilted Coated Canvas-Jacquard Down Ski Jacket
Fendi
Hooded Quilted Coated Canvas-Jacquard Down Ski Jacket
£2150
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We can always count on Fendi to deliver the logos. 

Ganni Puff-Sleeve Ripstop Wrap Midi Dress
Ganni
Puff-Sleeve Ripstop Wrap Midi Dress
£225
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Any shade of green is more than okay this year. 

Bottega Veneta Cassette Small Intrecciato-Leather Cross-Body Bag
Bottega Veneta
Cassette Small Intrecciato-Leather Cross-Body Bag
£2370
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A Bottega cassette bag will be a cherry on the sartorial cake. 

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2021 fashion trends to know.

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