I am now back in London and finding a sudden drop in temperature very challenging. Thank goodness for my tried and trusted puffer coat. The merits of a good quality puffer coat are priceless. I bought the one I am wearing above a couple of years ago in the Gerard Darel shop in St.Tropez. It is still in very good condition and extremely warm.
The blue puffer I am wearing below is also my Gerard Darel purchased over five years ago and it is still in my wardrobe, although it may be its last season as the colour is beginning to fade.
If you live in the northern hemisphere I think that a good quality puffer coat or jacket is one of the most useful and important items in your wardrobe. There is no need to look like the “Michelin man” even if you are petite. The finer quilted ones that define the waist suit most figure shapes.
I found a lovely Gerard Darel reversible puffer at Bloomingdales. A bit pricey but two coats in one.
I still have the beret and scarf in my wardrobe!