Styling Puffer Jackets for Men

When most people think of the puffer jacket, they typically think of the long, cold, dark winter months and they don’t necessarily equate this important piece of outerwear with fashion. They feel that it’s a necessary time that you have to put on when the cold weather comes around. 

But the truth is that you can be fashion-forward and stylish while wearing a puffer jacket. You just need to know what you are doing and how to match your jacket with other pieces of clothing that show off your personal look and vibe. It is actually quite easy to do if you know what you are aiming for. 

The good news is that puffer jackets are very versatile and practical, making them a great addition to a man's wardrobe, especially for colder weather. And they can easily be paired with other articles of clothing that will create an overall look for you that you’ll be very satisfied with, no matter how cold it is outside.

Here is what to keep in mind when you are trying to style your wardrobe that features a puffer jacket.

Color Selection

We all know that puffer jackets always come in a wide variety of colors, so you will need to choose one that complements your personal style and works well with your existing wardrobe. If you aren’t sure what direction to take, don’t worry. Neutral colors like black, gray, navy, and olive are versatile and easy to match and they pretty much go with just about everything so that is always a smart choice.


Obviously, puffer jackets are warm, so you can layer them over lighter clothing like T-shirts, sweatshirts, or sweaters. For extreme cold, you can layer them over a thermal base layer. The layering will provide you ample opportunity to show off several pieces of clothing and further showcase your style and personal taste.

Casual Look

Because the puffer jacket is sometimes so big and often so prominent, people forget that you can still give a very casual, laid back look with one on. For a casual feeling, pair your puffer jacket with jeans and sneakers. A simple T-shirt and dark jeans work well too. This is a great outfit for running errands or going to class.

Business Casual

Most people peel off their puffer jackets the moment they get to a business function because they feel that it disrupts their profession. look. But you can still relay a business casual feel with a puffer jacket. To make a puffer jacket look a bit more dressed up, wear it over a button-down shirt and chinos. This combination is suitable for a more relaxed office environment or a semi-casual event.

Hoodie and Joggers

A puffer jacket pairs well with a hoodie and joggers for a comfortable, athletic and leisure-inspired look. Finish the outfit with stylish sneakers. Just because it’s winter time doesn’t mean you can’t still wear some comfortable fashion items.


A great way to add style to any piece of clothing is to throw a few accessories on. You can choose accessories like a beanie or a scarf to keep warm as well as stylish at the same time. You can also wear gloves and a matching winter hat to complete the look. Think of the color and the fabric you are using when you are putting them on and try to find something that matches the puffer jacket.


While sneakers are a popular choice, you can also wear puffer jackets with boots and many people do because of the nasty weather of winter. A choice of leather or suede boots will add a little bit of sophistication to the outfit you are wearing.


You need to always make sure your puffer jacket fits well. Far too many people make the mistake of not considering this. The jacket should be roomy enough for layering but not excessively oversized. A slim or tailored fit is a good choice if you want a more streamlined look. 

Mix Textures

Consider mixing textures if you want to spruce up your style with a puffer jacket. These jackets are usually quite smooth, so pair them with textured items like corduroy pants or a chunky knit sweater for a balanced look.


Don't forget about accessories like a watch or a stylish backpack, which can add a finishing touch to your puffer jacket ensemble. Just one little accessory that pops can go a long way to bringing your whole outfit together and relaying a very fashionable and exciting look.


Remember that personal style will always play a significant role in how you style your puffer jacket. You can always experiment with different outfits and have fun while staying warm and comfortable during the colder months.