Wrap up warm in a puffer jacket

Wrap up warm in a puffer jacket

It doesn’t get any cosier than snuggling up in a puffer jacket when the temperature drops. My tried and tested puffer that I purchased about four years ago is from Gerard Darel. It is my go-to piece when it is cold outside. I am a great fan of the “puffer”. You can see how I have worn different versions in previous posts here and here.

Blue puffer jacket Gerard Darel (similar) // Black trousers Hopefashion // Grey ugg boots US & UK // Beret St.Tropez market (similar). Etsy also has some good ones //  Grey scarf old (similar UK & US)

You may think that padded jackets can make us look like “the Michelin man” especially if you are petite.  However, there are many ways to wear a puffer jacket and still look chic. I would suggest keeping your trousers or skirts slim to balance your silhouette.

A  couple of stand out accessories can make all the difference between “bag lady” and “elegant Parisienne”.

Warm up in a puffer jacket

Puffer jacket

I love my sparkly gloves. I bought them this time last year during a visit to Paris. (Similar)

Photographs were taken in Richmond Park on a very cold morning by Laura Hines. Follow her Instagram. The colours are not true in the photo above as the jacket looks navy but I just love the way Laura has captured the sunburst.

Yes, You can be both cosy and chic.

Lands’ End has some excellent puffer jackets and they are currently offering 50% reduction on full priced items. Enter code and pin at the top of the page at checkout.


SHOP PUFFER JACKETS (Many are already on sale.)



  1. Mary Anderson
    15th December 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Well I’ve just bought a Parka and I love it! It has a detachable hood as I live in the country with the sea nearby and the wind can at times be strong.
    I am petite but the parka doesn’t swamp me and I have already had several complimentary remarks, which is nice. Teamed with black trousers, my boots, and a pretty scarf, the parka keeps me warm. Oddly, my long black cashmere coat now looks a bit old-fashioned.

    • 15th December 2017 / 2:48 pm

      Sounds like a great and practical outfit Mary.

  2. 15th December 2017 / 2:41 pm

    I was given the much talked about puffer jacket from Uniqlo and just love it! So lightweight. Comes in its own little bag. So I am a big fan now!

    • 15th December 2017 / 2:48 pm

      I agree Libby the Uniqlo ones are great. When my current one wears out I may well buy a Uniqlo one

  3. Sharon
    15th December 2017 / 5:44 pm

    I have several puffer coats from LL Bean. They range from mid-calf to the length you are wearing. The longer one was put to good use this week as the wind chill was -27C and wind gusts up to 60k. I live in Ontario Canada and this is typical of our winters. Today is warmer at wind chill -17C.

  4. Eleni
    15th December 2017 / 5:49 pm

    Hello Josephine, from snowy, cold Toronto. Bought a black,Puffer knee length jacket last year. Your comment about “bag” lady or “Elegant Parisienne” struck a cord. At the end of the season I definitely felt like the former. Now this year I am upping the accessories. Not quite at the beret or sparkly gloves stage yet but who knows? I very much enjoy your blog.

  5. Debbie Hull
    15th December 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Hi Josephine! Hope you’re having a great day. I can’t wear a puffer coat. I would look like the Pillsbury dough boy on steriods! I am not small like you. You look nice in it. I am sure it will keep you warm . I live in Michigan , US and we just had 9 to 10 inches of snow here where I live so a puffer coat would be good. God bless and happy christmas !

  6. 16th December 2017 / 12:14 pm

    Josephine, I do believe all the blues are *your* color. And you always look so happy in the lovely photographs that your friend takes.

    Sending wishes to you and yours for a Merry Christmas and wishing for all of us a more peaceful trip around the sun in 2018.

  7. Jane Dunning
    17th December 2017 / 7:01 pm

    I had a dark brown puffer coat in 2007 from Per Una at M&S. It lasted so well despite a lot of wear. TOP TIP – always fasten pocket zips as they can catch the sleeves… I now have one from Monsoon but it’s a little too bulky and needs its own chair in a café!

  8. 18th December 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Thank you for all your comments. It has been a busy weekend as we had our family Christmas lunch on Saturday. We are heading off for France this Thursday.

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