BK lately: the snuggle is real

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Demna Gvasalia's debut at Balenciaga FW16 was the brains behind the 90s nostalgia puffer jacket trend. The otherwise known as soccer-mom (hood rat or ski bunny?) look got a much needed facelift with its oversized cocoon-shape and off-the-shoulder capability, making it both practical and chic for city girls or suburbanites. But given its $3,250 price tag, I found cheaper alternatives that give you a similar, cool-girl effect like this, this, this or this. And for even more puff, be sure to check out affordable outerwear mavens like Zara, TopShop or Uniqlo (or even buy a men's XL!).  


AWAKE reversible padded jacket and Moncler down jacket (around waist).

Chiara Scelsi, Vogue Brazil July 2016.

— BK

Images from Balenciaga FW16 ad campaign shot by Mark Borthwick, Telegraph Luxury shot by Benjamin Vnuk and Vogue Brazil shot by Mariano Vivanco.