You know when you feel that your outfit is lacking a certain something? You’re wearing a beloved dress and your favourite boots, but for some reason your ensemble just isn’t doing anything spectacular. Enter the gilet.
This luxurious no-sleeved garment has the ability to completely uplift an outfit. And it’s practical too. It keeps you warm but to an extent that suits you – wear one over thin layers if you don’t want to get too cold or hot whilst shopping, or throw one on top of thick, cosy knitwear for a perfect wintry get-up.
We currently adore the above options. The first is the AILEEN EMBELLISHED TAPESTRY WAISTCOAT from boohoo.com. This thin, beautifully designed gilet is perfect year-round, but would work right now over a soft jumper. Next is the BOXY FAUX FUR GILET from Topshop, which comes in a glorious jade shade. Isn’t it divine?
From House of Fraser, you’ve got the MINT VELVET CHARCOAL MONGOLIAN GILET; a super cosy design which will work wonderfully throughout the winter months. Alternatively, there’s the SCHOTT PERFECTO LEATHER BIKER GILET IN BLACK – another style which will become a wardrobe staple for all seasons.
Is your wardrobe chock-full of gilets?