These Lightweight Winter Layers From Uniqlo Are Warm & Cute

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This post is sponsored by Uniqlo.

Let’s be very clear, winters where I live are easy. We don’t shovel snow, we don’t have to leave our faucets dripping during a deep freeze, and I haven’t once needed to start my car and leave it running for a good 20-30 minutes before safely driving it. 

Buuut that doesn’t mean we don’t get cold. 

Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down Jacket: Actually Cute And Doesn’t Make Me Feel Huge

Winter mornings are cool here, even crisp at times. The born and raised Michigander in me has found that I really love leaving the house in the early hours if solely for taking advantage of the moment to bundle up. 

My toddler especially loves getting outside early with me, and Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down Jacket has been the coziest, yet easiest jacket to grab when we head out for the beach to play with the early light. The down fill in the jacket is exactly what I’ve been needing to stay outside longer with my kid, but it’s not at all heavy and it doesn’t make me sweat if we’re running around.

Uniqlo ultra light down puffer jacket review

jacket (L) | hoodie (M) | pants (M) | bag

The MAIN reason I truly love this jacket? I don’t look like a fluffy marshmallow. Guys, I’ve avoided puffer and down fill jackets nearly my entire life – yes, even in the midst of my arctic Michigan winter days – because of how huge they make me feel. 

Listen, I’m not a small person. I have a very large, broad upper body with long legs. I don’t typically love adding more girth to my chest, shoulders and arms if I don’t have to.

Uniqlo ultra light down puffer jacket review

jacket (L) | hoodie (M) | pants (M) | bag

But since the Ultra Light Down Jacket came in the mail, I’ve thrown it on every morning to head out the door, and I have not only been unaffected by my reflection in it, I actually really like what I see. The down fill is so incredibly light and airy that the jacket sits smooth and slim against my body. I nearly forget that I’m even wearing a down-filled puffer jacket, until a crisp ocean breeze hits me and I shimmy with joy inside its cozy body.

After wearing the Ultra Light Down Jacket for a few mornings in a row, I checked Uniqlo’s site to see if they happened to make this jacket for toddlers (they don’t), but found they DO make a similar option in kids sizes AND it’s washable

Uniqlo ultra light down puffer jacket review

jacket (L) | hoodie (M) | pants (M) | bag

The Ultra Light Down Jacket from Uniqlo is exactly as described: lightweight, durable, and versatile. It has been the perfect weight for the cool mornings along the water, and its easy, sporty design makes it really simple to layer under (and over!) if need be for even colder weather. 

You can even fold it up into its own little pocket which makes it super convenient for travel, too (trip to the mountains, anyone?!). 

Uniqlo ultra light down puffer jacket review

jacket (L) | hoodie (M) | pants (M) | bag

The past few weeks have been chilly enough in the mornings that I’ve needed to layer sweats underneath the Ultra Light Down Jacket. Uniqlo has been long on my radar for having amazing wardrobe basics (this tee has been on heavy rotation this past year for wearing alone and under crewnecks; I’m trying the women’s version next), and their Pullover Hoodie is right at the top of the list. 

Uniqlo, pullover hoodie, knit rib pants, round mini bag

jacket (L) | hoodie (M) | pants (M) | bag

The hood of the sweatshirt is my ideal size for laying out on top of jackets (and actually fits over my large skull), and the body of the sweatshirt is proportioned with the ideal measurements to feel cozy yet be extremely well-fitting. There’s even two side pockets that are perfect for holding my keys and lipgloss that lay hidden and flat (as they don’t connect into one large kangaroo pocket in the front – which is maybe the best detail of all).

Uniqlo, pullover hoodie, knit rib pants, round mini bag

jacket (L) | hoodie (M) | pants (M) | bag

I would also be remiss if I did not mention how good Uniqlo’s Washable Knit Rib pants are. I was nervous about the sizing, but since the reviews rave about these pants, I took a chance on them anyway. As it turns out, the pants have the most versatile waistline – a wide stretchy band complete with a drawstring – that makes it easy to wear at any height. While they were a bit too short on my 5’9” frame to wear as a high waist, when I positioned them right below my belly button they wore beautifully. 

Uniqlo knit rib pants

jacket (L) | hoodie (M) | pants (M) | bag

The pants, in the same tune with the jacket, lay feather light on my legs, which I feel is hard to find in a good lounge pant. It’s the kind of bottoms I can pull on in the morning for school drop off and forget to change out of when I’m crawling into bed at night.

Uniqlo, pullover hoodie, knit rib pants, round mini bag

jacket (L) | hoodie (M) | pants (M) | bag

Uniqlo is a brand that tends to go viral on TikTok. Like, wildly viral. Which is a testament to how great their selection is, and is actually how Uniqlo’s Round Mini Bag came into my life a few years back (uhm, along with those t-shirts I mentioned above, as a matter of fact). I reach for this bag so often that I ended up donating the rest of my bum bags last summer (it is perfection for long amusement park days). 

Uniqlo, pullover hoodie, knit rib pants, round mini bag

jacket (L) | hoodie (M) | pants (M) | bag

Uniqlo always does a great job at putting out new, fresh colors of their popular items – I may even own two of their mini bags for this very reason! When it’s good, it’s good.

Xx,
Amy

Thank you so much to Uniqlo for sponsoring this post! I’ve been such a fan of yours for a few years now that it made it extra special to have this opportunity to work with you. And thank you to our readers for your continued support – we love you dearly!

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Uniqlo's ultra light down puffer jacket is the perfect top layer for chilly winter mornings, and it's just as cute as it is warm.

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