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Cold-Weather Must-Haves: Padded, Puffer and Quilted Jackets

Yep, it’s sweater weather, alright. But as temperatures continue to fall to freezing levels, you’re going to need more than a sweater, of course. It’s the season when layering becomes a necessity rather than just a style statement. And to get you through the coldest days, you need a layer that’s a little thicker and tougher than usual.

Enter the padded jacket. Gone are the days when these garments were considered more athletic than chic, when you reached for them only when you went hiking or did sporty activities. Today, padded, puffer and quilted jackets and coats are trendier than ever and come in a range of sophisticated styles that are perfect not just for casual days but for any occasion, too.

Layer one over your top and trousers for a cold day out. Or wear it with a frock for a dressy date night. Either way, you’ll look chic while staying warm, too. Take a look at some styles ahead.

This puffer coat from Rino & Pelle, in a sand colour, features an elegant design and a faux fur-lined hood for extra protection on wet days. Definitely a fab addition to your winter wardrobe. Click here to buy.

When you need something sporty and practical, this olive-green coat from Freequent will get the job done all season long. The fleece lining, quilted design and hood will keep you snug and comfy every day. Click here to buy.

This puffer coat from Rino & Pelle will work perfectly with any outfit thanks to its neutral colour. And it has a hood for added warmth and protection. Click here to buy. 

When you want a little spice to your outerwear, opt for this dual-textured long gilet from Freequent. It features a teddy bodice and a quilted bottom half, plus a hood for extra comfort. Click here to buy.

This leather puffer gilet from Rino & Pelle is as stylish as it is practical. Use it to dress up a casual outfit or to add warmth and an extra dose of elegance to your occasion wear. Click here to buy.

Our Jasmine gilet, in tan, is a perfect mix of trendy and comfy with its quilted design, logo trim and comfy hood. This style is also available in different colours. Click here to buy.

Our Jessica gilet is just as stylish as the Jasmine but features an asymmetrical silhouette that will add a modern touch to your look. This design is available in different colours as well. Click here to buy.

Want a little sparkle to your winter ensemble? Then this puffer jacket from Joseph Ribkoff is for you. The embellishments will definitely add a dose of glamour to any outfit. Click here to buy.

This long gilet from Rino & Pelle is simply perfect for an active day out. The thick padding will keep you warm all season long, the hood adds extra protection, and the subtle agate-green colour looks really attractive. Click here to buy.