True to form, January in the UK looks set to continue its favourite tradition of kicking things up a gear – and down several degrees – when it comes to cold weather. As if the end of the festive season wasn’t bleak enough, the meteorological world likes to remind us who’s boss by welcoming some seriously freezing temperatures to ring in the new year.
Never ones to dwell, however, we’re vowing not to complain about the weather for the remainder of this winter (actually, don’t hold us to that one) and instead relish in the sartorial opportunities it throws up. After all, it only makes sense that the colder the weather the more the layers. And there’s nothing fashion fans love more than a clever bit of layering.
But regardless of the masterfully put-together layers worn beneath, we all know that the outermost one is the one that *really* matters. In other words, if you’re looking to upgrade just one of your layers this season – let it be the coat.
When it comes to outerwear there are seemingly endless options, from duster coats to trench coats, leather jackets to denim jackets and everything in between, but when providing warmth is a priority there’s quite literally nothing that beats a good old-fashioned puffer coat.
And while there’s a smorgasbord of daring colours, prints and fabrics splashed across these puffers in just about every store you walk (or scroll) past, for something that will truly serve your wardrobe well for years to come you’d be wise to consider every street style star’s secret weapon: black puffer jackets.
Undoubtedly the most versatile colour when it comes to outerwear, black coats go with quite literally every outfit.
From longline styles to cropped iterations, belted takes to supersized silhouettes, we’ve scrolled through endless puffer jackets to curate an edit of the very best to shop right now. Scroll down to browse and snap up one of the season’s best…