I’ve been on the hunt for a short, sporty puffer to wear with my most casual outfits. I’ve tried a few, but none were quite what I wanted, so they’ve all gone back.
Then I was at the mall last weekend sourcing products for today’s post with Nordstrom, and I spotted this Zella ultralight reversible puffer jacket with removable hood. *cue angels singing*
It’s exactly what I’d been looking for, and that’s even before I realized it’s reversible — an added bonus! I love the option to wear it on the olive side, rather than always on the black.
This channel-quilted puffer jacket is made from recycled materials, and it’s slightly longer in the back than the front.
The black side features a chest flap pocket and dual side-seam welt pockets that are positioned perfectly for keeping your hands warm… or achieving the perfect nonchalant hands-in-pocket fashion blogger stance, ha!
Here’s how it looks from the back. It has just enough shaping through the body to be flattering and not too puffery, but it’s still very much on trend.
You can see the contrasting olive green lining, or the hood is also removable if you don’t care for the extra bulk.
And here’s how it looks snapped in the front. It does fasten completely in my usual size small, but it’s snug. If I want to wear this over a bulky sweater, I would need to size up to a medium.
I actually wish I’d tried the medium; I think it would still fit in a flattering way, and it would probably allow me a bit more versatility as far as what I wear underneath. I may go back and see if I can make the swap.
This performance tee is perfect for outdoor running/walking in mild spring or fall weather, and it also makes a great base layer for colder temps underneath a zip-up jacket or vest.
It’s made of the softest moisture-wicking material for supreme comfort and breathability, and it comes in tons of colors. I sized up to a medium in this tee.
Either length works fine for me, but if you’re petite, you may like this pair better.
As you may have noticed, the olive side of the jacket is not quilted, but has a smooth finish. It also has two flap pockets on the front.
The olive color is super versatile, and having the option to wear it on either side gives you even more bang for your buck, even though the jacket is already very affordably priced at just under $100.
It also comes in a really pretty grey/blue combo. I almost got that one, but I decided this black/olive combo would work better with my wardrobe. If you have enough black in your closet, the grey one might be a good option!
With so many of my outings these days being just casual errands like the grocery store and doctor appointments, I’m finding myself gravitating more and more to stylish activewear looks like this one.
This sporty puffer jacket is the perfect topper for this type of outfit, and it will look just as good with jeans and sneakers.
Shop the Post:
Zella reversible puffer // Liana performance tee // Restore soft pocket joggers // On Cloud X training shoes // Longchamp Le Pliage tote
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photos: Alison Cornell