So- the Met Office tell us we’re in for two weeks of subzero temperatures. Balls. Following a long awaited Indian summer which, as usual, failed to materialise, us Brits are once again faced with a nightmare of a weather related wardrobe dilemma. At least this time we can be sure of what’s facing us. Icily cold winds, pelting rain and an undeniable freeze factor are most definitely on the horizon. How to see it through the cold snap in style, without looking like a walking duvet? How to keep snug whilst remaining stylish? Luckily for us, the recent Scandanavian love-in sweeping the country has offered up an invaluable source of inspiration. Centuries after Vikings, rune stones and cardamom buns, Nordic references are springing up everywhere in Brit’s wardrobes- with one style in particular spearheading the trend. Treading the line between super chic and Michelin man, the padded puffer jacket has always been a much questioned trend. Dredging up long buried connotations of family walks, mittens on string and polka dot wellingtons, we thought the style was left in our hazily recalled childhoods. But an influx of tall blondes in the coolest kicks, leggings and puffas has us re-considering… as they float through the icy breeze without a care in the world, we can’t help but think that perhaps we’d like to do just so, too. Their perfectly straight hair seems unaffected by the near gale force winds, their gazelle like limbs aptly stalking across the slippery cobbles. We, meanwhile, are left skulking in a corner, our hair an apparent mane thanks to the merest of breezes, our legs resembling sausages under our four pairs of socks. Enough! We can be chic! Follow in the footsteps of our Nordic friends and slimline your Winter wardrobe this season- without cutting down on style.
Rock an oversized fur trim in this Karen Millen beauty
Keep it classic in this Dorothy Perkins style with fur trim hood
Not a fan of faux fur? Keep it simple in Monsoon
Lipsy has short and chic puffer jackets all zipped up
Badass fashion fiend? Hullo Silence and Noise hero…
Still not convinced? Check out O-Palermo rocking her puffer in style…
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