Finally: An Alo Puffer Try-On

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I’m finally loving puffer jackets. For the longest time, they just weren’t my thing – too long, too straight, not my style. Being a petite with curves and short legs, longer puffers felt like a fashion battle. 

But you know what changed the game for me? Length. I thrive in either long tailored coats, or cropped jackets that elongate my body.

Cropped Puffer Jackets: An Alo Yoga Try-On

So when I came across the shorter Alo Yoga puffers, I went bonkers and placed an order with a few to try-on. The Aspen Love Puffer Jacket won my heart for its sporty warmth, but let me tell you, the other styles are worth a mention too, even if they weren’t for me. So…keep reading for a quick but fun try-on. 

For reference, I am 5’1″ with short thick legs. I wear a S in tops, but often have to size down in jackets. 

The Warmest One (Yet Very Lightweight): The Aspen Love Puffer Jacket

Alo Yoga Aspen Love short cropped puffer jacket

The jacket: Alo Yoga Aspen Love Puffer (XS) in Espresso

The details: This was the winner for me. I couldn’t believe how warm yet lightweight it is. But then when I researched the fabric, it made sense — it’s made with Mini Ripstop, a high-quality, waterproof, and lightweight fabric.

I love the webbing details on sleeves and back, the length, cinched waist, roomy chest and removable hood. It comes in other great colors including winter white with black trimming, a gorgeous berry shade (too bright for me, but I loved it) and a gorgeous foggy, purple-y grey with limited sizing.

Alo Yoga Aspen Love short cropped puffer jacket

Jacket (XS)

It’s soooo lightweight and perfect over my thicker cashmere sweaters! I’m obsessed.


The One With Great Color Options: The Gold Rush Puffer

Alo Yoga The Gold Rush short cropped puffer jacket

The jacket: Alo Yoga Gold Rush Puffer (XS) in Cherry Cola.

The details: This was another favorite that I almost kept, too. Even though it’s also made in Ripstop, it wasn’t as warm as the Aspen above. Alo’s warmth guide also ranks it lower. The color, though…stunning!! It also comes in navy, toasted almond and espresso. This one comes in and out of stock often, so check back for your size and color.

Alo Yoga The Gold Rush short cropped puffer jacket

Jacket (XS)

Perfect cropped silhouette!


The Coziest, But A Little Bulky: The Orion Cropped Jacket

Alo Yoga The Orion short cropped puffer jacket

The jacket: Alo Yoga Orion Cropped Puffer Jacket (XS) in Toasted almond

Details: This one is fully lined in sherpa and it’s delicious. The satin faux-leather has a subtle sheen that looks luxe. However, the bulky design felt too heavy and restricting for my frame. The material also makes this swishing noise as you move that wasn’t my favorite.


Fancy And Warm: The Orion Cropped Jacket (In Black)

Alo Yoga The Orion short cropped puffer jacket

The jacket: Alo Yoga Orion Cropped Puffer (XS) in Black

Ready for a night out. This is the same jacket as above but in full black, outer and lining. The idea is super fancy, and I can picture it in a full black outfit. But the bulkiness and color were not for me. I always tell my clients with warmer complexions to look for warmer blacks and to stay way from those that are very cool toned; this is an example. This version of black felt too harsh for my complexion.

Alo Yoga The Orion short cropped puffer jacket

Jacket (XS)


Two Outfits With Alo Yoga’s Aspen Love Puffer

Now, back to the winner of my mini haul. Here, I tried it on with my most worn pant silhouettes in the winter: straight and wide-leg. Looks great with both, plus flares. I have also worn it successfully with my barrel jeans, but forgot to snap a pic.

Alo Yoga short cropped puffer jacket outfit ideas

Left: Jacket (XS) | Pants (27) l Similar shoes
Right: Jacket (XS) | Jeans (27, on sale!) | Shoes (different colors)

Shop More Alo Yoga Puffers

Since my try-on I’ve seen newer styles popping, so here they are. Check the warmth rating to choose the one perfect for you.

Shop Alo Cropped Puffers

Shop Alo Long Puffers


May you enjoy the rest of winter in style!

Besos, Julieta

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