The gilet can have many uses in your wardrobe. During spring-summer, you can use it to layer, adding dimension and depth to your outfit and creating endless styling possibilities. For the autumn-winter, the gilet turns into a functional wardrobe necessity. Instead of just being used for its styling possibilities, the gilet becomes a crucial layering piece helping provide extra warmth during the colder months.
The winter gilet can be quilted and is usually padded with down or a synthetic alternative, and it has a high neck to extend the warmth to your neck area. It is generally detailed with a drawstring to trap the warmth, side pockets, and a full zip closure.
When it comes to the fabric of a winter gilet, you can experiment with texture and material to suit your winter looks. The autumn-winter season has the best texture to incorporate into your style from suede to corduroy.
What are the different fabrications of a gilet?
You can go classic opt for a polyester style to keep your look timeless. For a contemporary update experiment with the quilted pattern. This style from Reiss is in a wavy pattern that deviates from the traditional horizontal stitching. This switch in design elevates the simple gilet and gives it a modern spin.
My favourite gilet material for the falls season is suede. Going the leather route helps elevate the gilet.
For a modern update, you can experiment with a mix of fabric. This style combines the benefits of both the padded polyester and wool to create a hybrid waistcoat.
How do I style a gilet?
The easiest way to style a gilet for autumn-winter is to throw it over your favourite knitwear.
Style under your favourite winter jacket
Wear under a suit for extra warmth when
A winter wardrobe doesn’t always have to champion muted earth tones. Inject colour by option for an unexpected colour-way for your winter gilet.
What are some of your favourite ways to style a gilet for the autumn-winter season?