While we absolutely love any excuse to pull out our favorite boots and play around with endless winter outfit combinations, arguably the hardest part about winter style is pulling off a puffer without looking, shall we say, marshmallow chic. Luckily, it’s not too hard after all with the right coats from Nau and a few key styling pointers.
1. The Long Puffer
While blizzard conditions do pose some hurdles in the style department, Katie makes it look simple with her colorful and cheerful look! The first step? Invest in a down coat that you love. This version from Nau is anything but ordinary—we love the dramatic collar, the diamond shaped quilting, and the slimmer silhouette that keeps you from looking bulky. We also love its functional factors: both a zipper and snaps, plus a detachable hood! Love to play with color? Bust out of standard black and go for a pretty pink hue! Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t play around with bright colors! Go with a preppy combo of a yellow sweater with a pop of gingham and jeans.
For extra warmth (and style!) choose a neutral pom pom hat to bring the look all together. And for footwear—a great pair of snow boots will go a long way and last years! (Extra points if you coordinate your laces with the color of your coat!)
2. The Short Puffer
If long coats aren’t your thing, (or you don’t need quite so much warmth!) the short puffer is one of our favorite options. Katie looks fresh off the slopes in her casual cool black and grey ensemble. We love the short down jacket in black for a classic, versatile look—light, perfect for layering, and keeps you toasty warm! Plus, it has all the functionality of the long coat—both zipper and snap features and the detachable hood (minus all the length!).
To get a look like Katie’s, pair your coat with a grey turtleneck sweater, black leggings, rain boots, chic round sunnies (only $7!), a sparkly black beanie, classic black bag, and glittens for a minimalistic look that packs a powerful punch.
How do you like to style your winter coat? We’d love to see! Share your styling tips with us via Instagram with the hashtag #IAmTheEverygirl!
This post was sponsored by Nau. All opinions reflect that of The Everygirl editorial board.
BONUS: Want to win a puffer coat from NAU? Here’s how:
Visit the NAU site and leave a comment below with your favorite coat. Two lucky winners will each snag a coat of their choice! Contest ends Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST. Winners will be announced on social media Monday, January 18, 2016.