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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

  1. 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.

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  2. This jacket is amazing! I really need it.
    - www.majaharder.com

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  3. 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

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

    Gabija, everylittlethingblog.weebly.com

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  5. I love this outfit - puffer jackets are the best for wintertime! Those Gucci inspired loafers are too cute x
    http://www.cocoamay.co.uk

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  6. 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...!
    http://skylish.co.uk

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

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

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