How To Wear It: Winter Weather Essentials

We're finally able to dig ourselves out from the snow in Nashville, and the weather is predicted to be in the 50's by the end of the week, but we all know winter is far from over. Friday's Fashion Friday featured puffer coats like Athleta's Down With It Jacket. Today's puffer coats are slimmer and warmer than the ones I remember. I love this coat from Athleta because it has a hood and's on sale! Here are some other cold weather essentials to keep you warm this winter. Hover over the collage and click on the "+" to link through for more information.[show_ms_widget id="31318827" image_id="34922707" width="575" height="491"]

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Fashion Friday: The Puffer Coat

Happy Friday from the snowy tundra of Nashville! The snow is still falling and hopefully you're enjoying a snow day. I had something different in mind for today's Fashion Friday, but it seemed more appropriate to focus on a staple of the winter season, and something we can all use today, the puffer coat.

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetThe view outside my door this morning.

I remember these coats from when I was a kid in northeast Ohio in the '70s and '80s. Puffer coats were winter staples, but let's face it, we all looked like the Michelin Man. I remember how hard it was to put your arms down in these jackets because by the time you put your four layers on and then your coat, there was so much bulk you couldn't move.


Today's puffer jackets are high tech and super slim. Many use a down alternative, which I love because I was always allergic to down and it's nicer to the animals. They're also just as warm, if not warmer, as the original version and you don't need to wear as many layers. With today's "athleisure" trend still on the rise, they've also become pretty fashionable. Carbon38 carries a peplum puffer!

Here are some of my favorite puffer jackets to keep you warm, cozy and stylish this winter. Check back Monday for the puffer How To Wear It featuring more cold weather essentials.

Stay warm out there!

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