What: Marcia Cross' puffy jacket
Why: If it's cold enough in Santa Monica for Marcia Cross to step out in this baby blue puffer, we're taking notice–and taking inventory of our coat closets. We love her cozy coat; it's significant enough to keep out chills but slim enough to prevent the dreaded marshmallow effect. Copy Marcia's look with this Kenneth Cole coat ($75).
Or, below, find four more puffers that won’t make you look like a tween taking ski lessons.
The strap-a-belt-on-everything trend may have gotten a bit out of hand last season, but what better garment to nip in than a voluminous jacket? Add Down’s belted wrap jacket ($252.70) cinched and cropped, is chic enough to transition out of the weekendware role and into office or night-out territory, and the longer coat from Marc by Marc Jacobs ($398) has an inset waistband along with a belt to ensure that you won't get lost inside.
For a more sporty take without too much puff, Kenneth Cole Reaction’s winter white hooded jacket ($84.99) keeps the seams and stuffing to a minimum. This sleek black version from Lacoste ($265) has serious cold-weather details – a collar that snaps snugly around your neck and a detachable hood – but without all the down baggage to weigh on you.