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That weird transitional period between winter and spring has arrived where it's too warm to deck yourself out in lavish furs, but too cold to walk outside without at least two to three layers.
Luckily, designers answered our sartorial prayers with the sleek puffer jacket; this season's rebuttal to bulky coats and pretty much ill-fitting outerwear in general. Jeremy Scott paired ankle-grazing, color-blocked versions with thigh-high boots at Moschino, while the designers at Rag & Bone kept it monotone with shiny maroon ones to match their similarly hued leather pants. And we can't forget about the geo-patterned iterations at Fendi that resembled very chic down comforters.
Before you protest about its supposed basic-ness or conjure up laughable images of the Michelin Man, hear us out. Puffer jackets have come along way since the early aughts. Everyone from Forever 21 to Old Navy, Moncler to Burberry have us covered with quilted, leather, or hooded ones that are literally the epitome of cozy and cute. Shop the trend for yourself in our gallery above.