The sky transitions from a canvas of pastel blues and uplifting oranges to a much less inspiring palette of greys: marking the distinct beginning of a new season. It is easy to subconsciously embody the colour shift by mirroring the monochromatic world through our outwear – after all, black goes with everything, right? How do we disrupt the need to blend in, when our mood is taking a hit? Entertain the idea for a moment that choosing a more ‘daring’ colour can act as a pill for the external; medicating your mood and uplifting your spirit. A metallic pink puffer cuts through the horizon like a welcome burst of energy that it’s a struggle to manufacture when you have to leave home pre-sunrise.
No style seems to react so well to an injection of colour as the puffer: the way the cushions create dimension and their silky nylon texture radiate a hue is unique. The puffer style also invokes a sense of play, despite their obvious practicality (re: they're incredibly warm), wearing one feels more fun than a conventional trench. From puffer experts Moncler, to newbie brands like Off-White fashion houses are adding brighter and more daring designs to their winter collections. If the outlook is bleak, be the brightness.