The Transitional Jacket Your Wardrobe Is Missing

It’s okay everyone – if you invested in a puffer jacket last year, you can pull yours back out of your wardrobe because it’s safe for another season. Didn’t invest because you thought it was just a one-season wonder? Girl, what were you thinking! But it’s still okay, because Matalan’s oh-so-Balenciaga-inspired red puffer certainly will not break the bank at £20 a (colour) pop (sorry, couldn’t stop myself)

What’s so great about the puffer jacket? Well, it’s basically an item that your parents dressed you in as a 5 year old that’s now totally socially acceptable to wear as an adult. Not only that, but it’s practical too. My go-to jacket last year was a puffer because it was basically like being hugged by a giant cuddly person with a perhaps slightly worrying above-average body temperature. Amazing! That said, it’s still super lightweight to throw on now with jeans and a T-shirt, during this awkward transitional season time.

Transitional dressing can be a tricky one to master. But this jacket makes it easy. For starts, it’s so bright that it takes centre stage with whatever you’re wearing – so you don’t need to think too much about that. But if you do want to think beyond that, it’s totally layerable for those colder days, and will add a retro 90s sports edge to any outfit.

I played around with the look a little bit. You all know by now how firmly I worship at the alter of denim, so a skirt in said fabric was an absolute no-brainer. But add a dainty floral blouse, and it lends the look a contrast of themes in a totally subtle way (sporty urban girl vs dainty floral girl.)

And if Matalan hadn’t already thrown a few puffer-jacket-shaped sartorial curveballs your way, these loafers riff on Gucci’s but with a £16 price tag instead, and the backpack is most certainly a high-street nod to Chloe’s Faye backpack.

You can pick up this jacket in Matalan’s Now Or Never Deals – a series of deals happening on different days from 25th-29th August, with huge discounts across fashion and home essentials.

This post was created in collaboration with Matalan.

8 comments so far.

8 responses to “The Transitional Jacket Your Wardrobe Is Missing”

  1. akoko emmanuel says:

    of course this is really a great style, the jacket look so great and the bag matches the shoe. thanks for inspiring us through fashion.

  2. Maja Harder Thygesen says:

    This jacket is amazing! I really need it.

  3. sopharsogood says:

    Actually can't believe this is all Matalan. Hope some of it comes to the store near me – we never seem to get any of the good stuff I see on other people! Not entirely convinced I could pull the jacket off but I love it so maybe I'll give it a go anyway! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  4. Gabija Barkute says:

    I love this look! I've had a red puffer in my wishlist for a while, definitely buying one for Autumn/Winter!


  5. Catherine Sayer says:

    I love this outfit – puffer jackets are the best for wintertime! Those Gucci inspired loafers are too cute x

  6. Kemi says:

    Very nice and so well priced. I think last year I tried to rear away from puffer jackets in order to be 'different', but I am especially loving this due to the pop of colour. Looks like a puffer jacket will be a possible new addition to my wardrobe as the weather continues to turn…!

  7. Eva Clarke says:

    Loooove the coat and shoes!!! Might have to take a trip to Matalan! X

  8. EVHXO says:

    I ended up not going for a puffer jacket last winter but this season its a must (esp after reading this post, ty)

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