Do you even go to school in State College if you don’t own a big black puffer jacket — even? Heavy jackets are a winter essential for every college student who will be trucking it to classes in the snow. If you don’t already have a puffer jacket hanging in your closet for the cold to come, you’d best be on your way to adding one to your cart.
The cold weather staple comes in tons of different styles from cropped to ankle length with options that are puffy, fluffy and water-resistant. Recently, different fabrics like corduroy, velvet, wool, matte and glossy materials have become increasingly popular for puffers this season and we’re so here for it.
Here are VALLEY’s top picks for puffer jackets this winter season.
The Super Puff™
A highly-noted bestseller item, The Super Puff™ from Aritzia, is an absolute fan favorite known for not only being stylish and versatile but for actually being warm. The price tag is definitely a turn off ranging anywhere from $200 to $400 depending on which style you choose, but if you’re looking to invest in a jacket that’ll last you a lifetime — this is the one. The Super Puff™ comes in a range of different colors, finishes and fabrics like high gloss, iridescent, corduroy and liquid shine as well as coming in lengths from cropped, mid-length, long and even in a vest version.
1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket
This retro jacket was all the rage last season and continues to be a staple this winter in colors from white, black, purple, pink and blue. A mid-length style that’s rated both the warmest and most wind-resistant, this coat will keep you warm, dry and stylish every time you put it on. Priced at $280, this puffer is definitely an investment that will last.
Matte Quilted Puffer Jacket
A minimalist’s dream — this oversized puffer is filled with down feathers to keep you extra warm this winter and comes in white, green, grey, black and brown for all your outfit needs. This puffer includes side pockets, a high standing collar and is mid-length style and retails for $99.
Long Recycled Puffer
Girlfriend Collective makes clothes that are not only inclusive in sizing but also sustainable, so what better than to purchase a puffer that’ll not only make you look incredible but is better for the environment too! Ringing in at $298, this jacket made from recycled plastic bottles is a long length that’ll keep you warm from head to toe.
Blue Bershka Cropped Puffer Jacket
If you’re looking for a puffer that is far from basic, this light blue cropped number will have heads turning. Detailed with a high collar, side pockets and a drawstring hem, this puffer retails at $49.90.
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