Plus, find outfit inspo to save to your fall-winter Pinterest board.
Puffer boots are no longer limited to snowstorms or sledding adventures. Much like puffer jackets, they've evolved into a coveted street style essential, loved for their padded exterior, next-level comfort, and surprisingly versatile styling potential. What’s more, styling them isn’t difficult—it just comes down to finding a pair that complements your wardrobe.
If you're into the comfy and sporty feel of UGGs, eyeing attention-grabbing Moon Boots, or still searching for your perfect match, the good news is you've got many styles to pick from. Many popular brands have revealed their own takes on the puffer boot trend, including names like Madewell and Free People. And if you're looking for a touch of luxury, you're covered with labels such as Miu Miu and Moncler.
Amy Seeman, a fashion stylist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, characterizes puffer boots as "practical with a touch of drama." While this description might initially seem contradictory, there really is no better way to describe their appeal. They work dual-duty to keep your feet dry and warm — and to be the finishing touch to your outfit.
Ahead, we’ve compiled a list of ways to wear puffer boots to help you envision how they can blend seamlessly into your wardrobe. Keep reading for style ideas to screenshot for the fall-winter season.
1. Upgrade Your Lounge Look
For an effortlessly trendy vibe, take a tip from Seeman and tuck the leg of your favorite sweat set into your puffer boots. For an extra touch of sophistication, throw on a stylish coat to complete the ensemble.
Try: Tory Burch Sleepy Bag Pull-On Boot. The puffer boots deliver both style and comfort with their quilted, glossy design and cozy fleece lining.
2. Level Up Your Legging Game
Whether you're headed to a ski resort or simply running errands, the trio of puffer boots, a winter jacket, and cozy leggings create a winning combo.
Try: UGG Yose Puffer Mid Boot. The elastic lace and toggle fastening of these puffer boots visually separates them from the pack. They're also waterproof, making them a solid option for wearing on the slopes and streets.
3. Channel a Street-Style Star
Transition into city-chic mode by exchanging sporty outerwear for an oversized blazer or a well-fitted coat. Elevate the look with accessories such as cat-eye sunglasses and a tote bag as the perfect finishing touch.
Try: H&M Padded Boots. These boots will complement just about any piece in your closet but help nail the elevated aesthetic thanks to their clean and chic silhouette.
4. Don them with Denim
Take cues from this fashion guru if you tend to reach for denim over leggings. Notice how this city-goer cleverly matched her coat to her footwear and her fuzzy bucket hat to her jeans.
Try: Moon Boots Icon Pink Nylon Boots. We can't talk about puffer anything without spotlighting Moon Boots, a divisive yet iconic style that's been around for decades and embraced on and off by the biggest celebrities and style influencers.
5. Show Them Off With Wide-Leg Pants
If you want to wear pants with puffer boots but would prefer not to tuck them in, a cropped style might be perfect for you.
Try: The North Face Women's Nuptse Après Booties. The North Face is a winter classic, and these booties are destined to become a staple in your closet.
6. Show Some Leg in a Mini Dress
If dresses and skirts are your go-to choices, there's no rule against pairing them with puffer boots. For mini dresses, taller boots offer warmth and style in one.
Try: Moncler Pink Gaia Pocket Down Boots. It's no secret that these boots are an investment, but the luxury label's renowned for its high-quality down, so you can rest assured they'll be high-quality.
7. Style Them as a Statement Piece
"As with any trend, it should reflect your personal style," notes Seeman. If you enjoy mixing prints, patterns, and accessories, consider this your time to shine.
Try: Farm Rio Lug Sole Puffer Bootie. These booties feature a whimsical floral print that's sure to turn heads. Not just eye-catching, they're also perfect for winter with their sturdy, chunky lug sole.
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