Ask a stylist:All about puffersBrie fields a few great questions from our @jcrew followers…
Q: Any rules for layering under a puffer?BW: Pick one thing to be your chunky, thick item. Don’t have a huge sweater and a really puffy jacket. A streamlined turtleneck and blazer with a bigger coat make sense. Watch the balance…
Q: How do I style a puffer with a skirt?BW: It depends on the length of the skirt. With a mini, I’d wear a cropped puffer with a cinched waist. With a skirt that ends past the knee, it’s cool to wear a longer-line puffer that hits closer to midthigh.
Q: Favorite go-with-everything puffer color that’s not black or navy?BW: It depends on what your neutrals are and how much color you already wear. I have a dull pink puffer that I wear with everything, but another great shade would be army green.
Q: What’s the most stylish way you’ve seen a puffer worn?BW: I really like puffers with trousers. It seems like an odd pairing, because puffers are always associated with being casual, but it looks cool—like an injection of youthfulness.
Q: Any outfit ideas for a chambray puffer?BW: I wouldn’t wear it with more denim. Maybe with trousers or some sort of fun print, to make it a little more elevated.
Q: How can I wear a puffer as part of my outfit, and not just something I take off as soon as I get to work?BW: A great option for inserting a puffer into your look that’s not necessarily outdoors is a vest. Styling it over a long-sleeve or button-down would be interesting. You could even belt it!