Of all the wardrobe staples you rely upon during autumn’s crisp weather, outerwear is without a doubt the most indispensable. On a logistical level it keeps you warm, yes, but in a broader sense it sets the tone for your entire look. Love your jacket? You’re much more likely to love your outfit.
Because of this, it’s important—critical, even—to invest in outerwear that you can combine with everything. The true unicorn is a piece that you won’t get bored of a few weeks into the season. An iconic label with East Coast roots and cred, Tommy Hilfiger has mastered the sweet spot of crafting go-to coats and jackets that are both toasty and stylish.
You’re probably already well versed in the Tommy Hilfiger aesthetic (cue the timeless American-heritage appeal), but if you’re not familiar with the design process for outerwear, here’s the gist: The brand works with high-tech materials that insulate warmth while being as lightweight as possible. The result is a flexible outerwear layer that can be mixed and matched easily with any look. It’s also worth noting that these fabrics are exceptional at repelling water and wind, which comes in handy on those unpredictable-weather days.
One specific outerwear silhouette that feels right for the moment is Tommy Hilfiger’s assortment of puffers. Stylish! Versatile! So comfy, they could double as blankets! There’s a lot to unpack here and not a lot of time before the season’s chilly weather strikes, so here’s our four picks that fit in seamlessly with any wardrobe.
The Ultimate Black Puffer
The primacy of a classic black puffer can’t be overstated—it’s the ultimate outerwear workhorse. And while you might be inclined to think such a simple style might begin to feel tired after several wears, it’s worth remembering that an interesting outfit is often made up of versatile layers. Want to look sporty? Pair this puffer with a crewneck sweatshirt and side-striped athletic pants. Need to wear it on the way to work? Try it with a chunky knit and midi skirt and fasten the whole thing together with a belt. There’s a million ways to wear a black puffer, and Tommy Hilfiger’s is clean and classic in all the right ways.
The Print That Packs a Punch
Choosing to invest in a printed jacket comes with a certain level of styling commitment. It is important to choose a pattern that’s so ubiquitous, it can be considered a neutral. Enter plaid. Featuring a tartan print that’s been beloved for centuries and ideal for autumn, this Hilfiger puffer is an instant classic. For a casual moment, layer it with white-on-white separates like a turtleneck and cream-colored denim. If you’re taking it up a notch, wear it with another statement piece, like a long denim skirt or buffalo-check trousers.
The Chill-Proof Puffer
For those days when temperatures dip to offensive lows or wind and rain show no signs of letting up, this long puffer designed with Thermolite fibers feels like a godsend. The relaxed fit means you can layer it over just about anything, whether that’s an oversize turtleneck and baggy jeans or a sleek sweater dress and knee-high boots. This is the kind of outerwear hero you’ll reach for over many, many years to come.
The Non-Boring Beige Layer
There’s something understated and elegant about a beige layer, particularly in outerwear. This creamy puffer from Tommy Hilfiger toes the line perfectly between laid-back and polished and can be dressed up just as easily as it can be pared back for more casual affairs. For a low-key look, try it with a jumpsuit and sneakers. And if you’re heading somewhere more formal, try it with a mohair cardigan and a full skirt.
Your quest for the perfect fall puffer coat concludes with Tommy Hilfiger’s women’s new fall collection, where style and warmth seamlessly meet.