Ask Laurie: A Warm Puffer Jacket
That’s Actually Cool?
Dear Laurie, what are some super-warm jackets that can hold their own in the frigid outdoors and look chic traversing the streets of Midtown? — Liz Y.
Dear Liz, you’re in luck. The usual bulky model has received some major upgrades recently—necessity is the mother of creation, after all. I’m a big fan of Aether’s sleek, modern, streamlined version; Balenciaga’s super elegant off-the-shoulder version is equal parts utilitarian and glamorous; Uniqlo’s quilted wool-flannel take is a nice change from shiny nylon, with the same reliable warmth and weather resistance. In case you’re facing the same challenge with boots, I’ve included five pairs that’ll transition seamlessly from countryside to city streets.