Fashion Clothing How to Make Your Non-Chic Puffer the Chicest Thing Ever By Alexis Parente Alexis Parente Alexis Parente is a NYC-based writer and editor. She covers all things fashion, clothing, and shoes. InStyle's editorial guidelines and Kim Duong Kim Duong Kim Duong is a writer and editor working in the fashion and travel space for six years. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on December 7, 2016 @ 03:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Courtesy Topshop I know what you're thinking: that right up there is a straight up marshmallow coat. I know what else you're thinking: I need it. Puffer coats are a non-negotiable essential when it comes to surviving the ice apocalypse year after year. You know it. Your mom knows it. Everyone knows it. And kudos to you for making the notoriously unattractive garment an everyday essential despite it being, well, notoriously unattractive. But if you're looking to up the ante with your down coat this winter, then read on for three ways to reimagine the puffer (because thermodynamic insulation can be chic, too). 01 of 03 For the Gym Courtesy (6) It's all about the cool blue palette in this one. This silver standout puffer looks super chic under an ice blue backpack, while a pair of seriously cool sneakers elevates your go-to T-shirt-leggings combo. Shop the look: Topshop puffer, $140; topshop.com. A.P.C. x Outdoor Voices leggings, $101; matchesfashion.com. ATM T-shirt, $80; matchesfashion.com. Adidas hoodie, $140; adidas.com. Adidas backpack, $80; adidas.com. Nike sneakers, $130; nike.com 02 of 03 For the Office Courtesy (5) Play with silhouettes by styling an oversized puffer with a pair of relaxed flared pants. Finish with some solid work wear staples, like a classic turtleneck and a pair of professional loafers, for a polished office look. Shop the look: Adidas puffer, $150; adidas.com. J. Crew sweater, $80; jcrew.com. Theory pants, $237 (originally $395); theory.com. Mansur Gavriel loafers, $353; matchesfashion.com. Kara bag, $209 (originally $350); saksfifthavenue.com 03 of 03 For a Night Out Courtesy (4) Don't let the ice apocalypse keep you from a night of dancing! A camouflage down coat adds the perfect ounce of grunge to an otherwise feminine ensemble. Shop the look: Zara puffer, $50; zara.com. The Row dress, $950; net-a-porter.com. Sondra Roberts clutch, $130 (originally $275); nordstromrack.com. MICHAEL Michael Kors heels, $121 (originally $135); zappos.com.