Puffer Power

The last thing I probably need is another puffer jacket, but since this longline surplus green one is actually a coat I’m shopping with purpose and without guilt. And with a zip-up neckline and hood, this puffer was more than ready for the northeastern Bomb Cyclone we’re just digging out of.

Made with 100% recycled polyester and water-resistant Primaloft insulation that looks, feels and has all the warmth of down, this puffer coat means less waste in the world and a more conscious approach to clothing for you. For extra coziness, the front pockets are lined in super-soft fleece. While a relaxed fit allows for layering, for this look I felt it was better belted. Defining my waist added structure to the overall silhouette, and anything Double G always notches up your style quotient. But any chunky belt you already own would do the trick, too.

My everyday winter color palette is typically black, grey and beige. But I felt this look needed a pop of color, and a hot pink beanie and cable knit sweater did the trick. As you can see, my bootcut jeans, belt and clog boots are…surprise…black. My colorful graphic canvas tote adds an art-meets-art finishing touch. It was a Brooklyn Museum Shop score I couldn’t resist after spending a few hours in the dreamy Christian Dior exhibit. You’ve still got a few weeks to catch the New York premiere of this not-to-be-missed show. So if you’re local, go!

I can’t not talk about this gorgeous mural, especially since I’ve had the pleasure of working on a couple of freelance projects with the very talented Jason Naylor. Jason is an award-winning artist, designer, and creative director with a passion for spreading life and color into every project he touches. With his optimistic attitude, humility and confidence, Jason’s brightly colored designs and positive words reflect his zeal for life, his quest for joy, and his love for LOVE. I couldn’t be more excited to have him in the neighborhood!

Coat: (Gap, also in a pinky beige, now an extra $60 off.)

Sweater: (Gap, in Regular/Petite/Tall, also in black and red, under $50 and an extra 40% off with code MORE.)

Jeans: (Mother)

Boots: (Sandgrens, handcrafted in Sweden.) Super affordable pair here.

Beanie: (Ted Baker, old) Similar here (on sale), here (cashmere) and here (faux fur).

Belt: (Gucci)

Bag: (Dior Designer of Dreams Tote)

Photos by Kristin Moore-Gantz @artdirectthis. Art by @jasonnaylor.

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6 thoughts on “Puffer Power

    1. Thanks, Susie. I was so happy to find this gorgeous mural and realize I really knew the artist! Hope Nashville is staying warm(ish)?

  1. Every year I feel we always say “it’s the worst winter 🥶 ever “. But I’m just not sure that’s the case. What I do feel is that every Winter we must look like it’s our best winter ever, not skipping a beat for our own unique, freezing fashion style! ❄️

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