Yes, they do. The puffer coat and sneakers combination is like peanut butter and jelly or salt and pepper – they were made for each other. This ensemble looks absolutely fabulous in the winter and will keep you warm yet stylish for the whole season. Here’s why:
The low-down on the ‘down jacket’
Versatile is the perfect word to describe puffer coats, which is one of the reasons why they’re the perfect companion for sneakers.
If you’re wondering why I have switched to calling the puffer coat a down jacket, that’s because that’s what this coat was initially called. Created in 1936 by Eddie Bauer who was an outdoor adventurer, the down jacket was loved for its efficient insulation and was first sold as a ‘skyliner’.
It has since moved from being an outdoor sports clothing item that can only be worn in winter to being the most popular item in the fashion scene after it became trendy in the 1990s. Ever since then, the puffer coat has been helping people turn heads and make fashion statements every winter.
Simply put, the evolution of the puffer has transformed it into the most sought-after athleisure item ever since the 1970s. The initial name of this coat – down jacket – says it all that it was made for casual wear, and sneakers are the right shoe to pair it with if you want to achieve that perfect ‘dressed-down’ look.
The history of sneakers is quite similar to that of the puffer coat. Sneakers also started out being worn mainly for outdoor sports and other physical activities. Now though, I can boldly say that sneakers are at the top of the list when it comes to casual footwear. They were nicknamed plimsolls in the 1870s and became a popular athleisure shoe in 1892 due to how comfortable and stylish they are.
With the puffer coat and sneakers both having such similar histories, it’s no surprise that they’ve become the go-to option for anyone who wants to create a “stylish dressed-down” athleisure look.
Be as bold or plain as you want
I just love the fact that puffer coats and sneakers are available in such a wide range of colors and materials. The puffer can come in leather or pleather material, and it comes in all kinds of colors that you can imagine, from bright shades of yellow and orange to neutral colors like grey and beige.
To create your own unique look from these items, play around with the puffer, sneakers, and other items in your wardrobe. For instance, you could pick a coat that comes in a bold, vibrant color like hot pink or lime green, and pair it with dark pants and white sneakers. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, achieved this look perfectly by pairing her red puffer coat with a top, jeans, and dark-colored sneakers.
Take the puffer coat and sneakers look to a whole other level with a bold style such as this one from Kendall Jenner, who seems to have a penchant for metallic-colored puffer coats. She’s been seen wearing this type of puffer coat twice now. One time she stepped out in a gold puffer coat with a white t-shirt, black track pants, and white sneakers. On another outing, she rocked a silver puffer coat with black skinny pants, a grey top, and green sneakers. What could be better?
The perfect athleisure looks
“[A puffer jacket and sneakers are] such a great everyday look, very comfortable and still look put together.”
Since the puffer coat and sneakers are both casual, they’re perfect for creating trendy athleisure looks. What’s athleisure? Simply put, athleisure is a type of fashion that has a sporty, laidback feel to it and guarantees comfort and style. If comfort is crucial to you when it comes to fashion – as it is for me – then you will absolutely love athleisure fashion. Plus, a puffer and sneakers are two of the most important items you need if you want to infuse your wardrobe with a nice athleisurewear vibe.
A very versatile pair
Both the puffer coat and the sneaker are versatile pieces that every wardrobe should have – and every fashionista should pair together. These two amazing creations can be easily adapted for different occasions, especially those that require you to dress casual or casually. In fact, with this ensemble in your wardrobe, winter weekend outings will be even more stylish than ever.
The best part about having these two items in your closet is the fact that you can pair them with all types of different clothing items to create new and unique looks and variations. Don’t be shy to color outside the lines and get a neon-colored puffer coat and white sneakers so you can stand out. It’s truly a cool combo.