For those that do not already know, I grew up in Watertown, NY. We also used to call it “Snowtown, USA.” Or sometimes the North Pole. 😉 It was ca-ca-ca-cold! I remember all too well what 50 below zero felt like. When it was that cold, your nose hair froze, you struggled to breathe, and your car might not start. Fast forward a few years (or decades) and I’m living in a cold climate again here in Telluride, Colorado. For legit cold, wool just won’t cut it, you need a GREAT puffer coat.
Parajumpers is one of the highest quality brands when it comes to puffer coats. They are pricey, but worth the investment! The Parajumpers puffer coat I’m wearing above is beyond warm, and LONG, which is key because the short ones won’t keep your butt and legs warm. I think it’s also stylish. It doesn’t look or feel too oversized. And, yet it is big enough to allow for multiple layers. It will keep your entire body warm. The drawstring hood and two zipper pockets are an added bonus. I linked more Parajumpers puffer options below. It is not an exaggeration to say, it feels like you are wearing a sleeping bag in terms of warmth!
I’m wearing this maxi puffer with a cashmere sweater and some classic dark wash jeans. Keep your feet warm with these wedge booties by Ugg. I love that these boots have a hidden wedge so you add a little height, plus treads so you don’t slip around. I finished it off with some modern aviator sunglasses, chic backpack, a minimalist necklace, and cool tortoise shell hoops. Shop the look below.
The entire look is available at Bloomingdale’s! If you need some special occasion outfit ideas, be sure to check out this post. And, if you would prefer a dress for your holiday soirees, be sure to check out all the Bloomingdale’s dresses here. They have THE BEST dress selection!
HUGE thanks to Bloomingdale’s for sponsoring this post! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Photos by Josh King