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12 Puffer Jackets to Wear When the Temperature Really Plummets

Our spirit animal this season: the penguin.

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In a battle against the cold in coats, I am team puffer jacket. They're super lightweight and provide the kind of warmness you feel only when a hot cup of apple cider is in your hands. There was a time when these practical coats were seen as unsightly creations that made you look, and possibly waddle, like a penguin. But the style has gained a new found fame this season, with brands offering up colorful and printed iterations of the originals. I found some of these most fashionable puffers for winter, ahead. Your spirit animal this season is none other than the adorable penguin. Rock it.

Goose-Down Puffer Jacket
Tna aritzia.com

Aritzia's super puffs have been touted by stars from Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber to Emily Ratajkowski and Hunter Schafer. The puffers come in four different lengths and a vest version in addition to many different colors and prints. My favorite is this blue and white one, which reminds me of the sky on a brisk (or even warm) day.

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Lenox Belted Quilted Vegan Leather Jacket
Nanushka net-a-porter.com

Nanushka's shorter puffer jackets have already made its rounds on people, so opt for this new midi length instead. The olive coat is exclusively designed for Net-a-Porter, which means the chances of your coworker owning it are slim. (Unless she sees this post.) The "Lenox" style comes with a detachable hood and a belt prevents your waistline from getting buried in the densely padded material.

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Boxy Puffer Jacket
H&M hm.com

One of my favorite puffer jackets is from H&M, so don't underestimate its options. They're offering this coat in three colors, though my heart is beating for this lime green color. The hue gives it an athleisure vibe, pairing well with your colored leggings and sneakers. And if you run at night, no one will miss you in this jacket.

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Reversible Quilted Printed Shell Down Jacket
Fendi net-a-porter.com

Fendi's version of the puffer jacket has exaggerated proportions so don't worry if it seems to swallow your body whole. It's fashion. Made from Italy, the coat is filled with insulating down and can be worn either on the plain side like this or worn reversed for a logo-centric look. Again, fashion. 

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Check Puffer Coat
Rains shopbop.com

Rains raincoats are some of the best in the market, so its puffers obviously share similar qualities. This coat is waterproof, windproof, and is made with breathable fabric. (You won't feel overheated in this.) Basically, this coat is Fort Knox against winter's harshest elements. 

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Reversible Borgodo Puffer Jacket
Farm Rio shopbop.com

Brazilian brand Farm Rio dropped its first fall collection this season and amongst the sweaters and velvet skirts is this stunningly intricate tropical printed puffer. The design is intense, special, and will make you actually look forward to the dropping temps. Should you want a change in scenery, the style is reversible so flip to the other side for a different perspective. 

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Cord Padded Jacket
ASOS Design

One of fall's most understated textures is corduroy. Here it is in jacket form, in a slate gray hue, that's ready to match with anything you have in your closet. Style it with a tee and jeans like the model or throw it over a cocktail dress when your company's holiday party hits.

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Reme Jacket
Tiger Mist shopbop.com

Even the puffer jacket can't escape the classic animal print. This style is for those who are already comfortable with the puffy look or the bold newbies looking to stand out in their crew. The crop style ensures your curves don't get buried in the fabric while the high collar blocks any wind/snow flakes coming your way.

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Cropped Lightweight Down Jacket
Mackage mackage.com

This isn't just another black jacket to add to your outerwear repertoire. The sheepskin trim and insulated pockets are some of the unique features you'll find in a Mackage piece. Whether you wear this skiing or running to the post office, you'll look mighty cool and feel insanely warm. 

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Ortensia Jacket in Black
LPA revolve.com

This jacket's biggest selling point is the detachable sleeves. Once you take them off, this outerwear turns into a black vest you can wear when the weather's more forgiving. I love a good two-in-one and it looks like others do too, this coat is almost sold out!

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Floral Down Jacket
Gucci mytheresa.com

Gucci knows how to bring the drama with the oversize fit and all-over pink and yellow floral print. It's the kind of coat you'd see on someone at fashion week and think "I want that." If you have the budget to spare on this outerwear, go ahead, treat yourself.

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Packable Puffer Coat
GUESS amazon.com

This GUESS coat offers a slight puff without making you look overly rounded on top. It's the perfect starter jacket if you want to try the trend, but not sure if you'd want to trade in your parka for it. This coat does have a removable hood for a less bulky look around the collar and back.

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